MANU SAMOA OLD BOYS: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi with former members of the Manu Samoa.

P.M. Tuilaepa invited to launch Manu Old Boys

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the launch of the Manu Samoa Old Boys Association (M.S.O.B.A) in Auckland on 15 June 2017.

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CHINA: Vice Minister, Zheng Zeguang.

China boosts Samoa’s Pacific Games bid

China yesterday signed over $1.8billion Chinese Yuan to the Samoan government for the maintenance of the Aquatic Centre and the Sports Complex. 

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EXCHANGING OF NOTES AFTER THE SIGNING: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, Shinya Aoki and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

Deal signed for $39m Vaisigano Bridge work

The Vaisigano Bridge is to undergo a US$17million ($39m) facelift thanks to the government of Japan.

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World

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test launch of a solid-fuel

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness.

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Notre Dame graduates walk out of Notre Dame Stadium in protest as Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the 2017 commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in South Bend, Ind.

Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement

Dozens of graduates and family members silently stood and walked out Sunday as Vice President Mike Pence began his address at Notre Dame's commencement ceremony.

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Sport

GO WITH THE NATION’S BLESSINGS: The Manu Samoa Under 20s team with the management of the S.R.U.

Confiscate phones at night, P.M. tells Baby Manu Samoa

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi sent off the Manu Samoa Under 20s with the nation’s blessings yesterday.

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Assistant coach Ian Foster during the All Blacks media conference.

All Blacks assistant coaches re-sign through 2019 RWC

All Blacks assistant coaches Ian Foster and Mike Cron have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby through the 2019 World Cup.

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Street Talk

How do we address number of alcohol-related deaths?

The growing number of alcohol-related deaths is alarming. Hardly a month goes by without several incidents where precious lives are wasted due to alcohol abuse and drinking sessions gone wrong. What can we as a country do to stop these unnecessary deaths? What is your solution? Ilia L. Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Ali Fa’afetai, 37

Toamua

Iese Faleafa, 16

Samauga

James Tavana, 47

Vailoa

Joe Kaleopa, 17

Tulaele

Kini Kini, 26

Vaimea

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Yesterday we learned from the boiling frog that it is easy to become so accustomed and comfortable with our unhealthy parenting habits that we do not see the dangerous direction we are leading our kids.

Editorial

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Praise from the I.M.F and the simple plight of the poor

Well here’s the good news. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government is in the good books of the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F) so that today, the orgsanisation established to “ensure the stability of the international monetary system” only has great things to say about Samoa.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Very interesting to read about the Minister of Communications and Information Technology’s Cable vision. It’s great that Samoa will get all this internet capacity, but beyond the promise of cheaper internet for local users, we need to be realistic about the potential for all of these add on industries and opportunities.

Re: Many questions about air transport If the signs align according to the P.M.’s crystal ball of where the curvature of the crossing over of the new cycle in business is the right timing, then I wouldn’t argue with the P.M. on this notion.

Dear Editor, Re: Samoa bids for Pacific Games A missed opportunity for Tonga but for legitimate concerns due to financial issues.

Entertainment

Ariana Grande.

UK police: 'A number of fatalities' at Grande concert

Several people have died following an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police and witnesses said. The singer was not injured, according to a representative.

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Technology

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2010 file photo, then Twitter CEO Evan Williams speaks at the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election

A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested.

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