Crowds take bank by surprise

How desperate are our people for financial support? All you had to do was visit the Samoa Commercial Bank this week to find out.

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FAMILY SUPPORT: Talafulu Tokuma, Talalupe Tokuma and Aiga Tokuma outside Court with lawyer Pau Tafaogalupe and Leali’ifano Dr. Iopu Tanielu

Family’s legal claim over land in Court

The fight by the Tokuma family to stop the government from evicting them from Sogi has reached the Supreme Court.

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SIGNING: Minister Afamasaga Rico Tupai and Philippe Piron with delegates from two parties.

Tui-Samoa Cable a step closer

Samoa is a step closer towards realising the dream of the Tui-Samoa Cable.

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French President Francois Hollande addresses the media after the first day of an EU summit in Brussels early Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

France warns UK premier of tough time ahead in Brexit talks

France warned British Prime Minister Theresa May at her maiden European Union summit that she would face a tough, unyielding bloc if she sought too many concessions during the negotiations to leave the 28-nation EU.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, speaks during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, unseen, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.

Philipine President announces separation from US

"Your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States ... both in military and economics also," Duterte

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Junior Hosting the starting point at Le Uaina Beach Resort.

The Taula V1 Challenge heats up

Race 7 of the Taula Strong V1 Series 2016 was last Saturday. Conditions were forecasted to be very good despite the few thunder storms in the morning.

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Football Federation Samoa:  The C.E.O Faumuina Michael Kapisi (middle, red shirt)  President Laupama Tokan Solomona (middle, white shirt) Technical Director Martin Tamasese (grey shirt) , All White James Bannatyne and the participants.

Goal keepers back to drawing board

If you think being a goal keeper is easy, say that to six foot three, All White Goal Keeper, James Bannatyne.  

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Street Talk

Your thoughts on closure of Yazaki

It’s official. More than 700 employees of the country’s biggest employer in the private sector will soon find themselves without jobs following the announcement that Yazaki Eds Samoa is set to be officially shut by the end of 2017.

Amosa Polima, 33


Folasaitu Leussogi, 53


Mao Lesao, 42


Peteru Saumaseava, 52


Taisi Ioane, 30


Think a Minute

Think a minute…A woman was telling her husband that she wanted him to tell her more often that he loved her. Her surprised husband said: “Tell you what? Woman, when I married you 17 years ago I told you ‘I love you’. If I change my mind, I’ll let you know!”


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Who nurtured this mighty mess?

Let’s see. Last year, one of Prime Minister Tuilaepa’s grand dreams in as far as the legal fraternity goes was realised. It happened when the Criminal Prosecutions Division of the Attorney General’s Office was removed to create what we now have as the National Prosecution Office (N.P.O).

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Letters to the Editor

Re: A simple village life I really enjoyed reading your stories about the success and resilience and how appreciative they are of the simple things they get whether it be the pleasure of growing and harvesting their own crops and selling them off for a few dollars or the stress free village lifestyle they have like Ms. Salome of Nuuasuatia.

Re: Axing of N.P.O a possibility 1. The creation of the NPO was great as the P.M. said, to develop prosecution within the Court. Why? It’s because the handling of the prosecution duties by police who had no training as prosecutors was not properly done.

Dear Editor, “Guns” The Police have been associated with many different terms throughout the years in the way they work. However a new association has alarmingly took hold within a very short time.


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Khloe Kardashian calls sister Kim's robbery 'a wake up call'

Khloe Kardashian is calling her sister's robbery in Paris "a wake up call for everybody" but is pushing back against criticism that Kim Kardashian West had been too public in displaying her wealth.

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Logo of Takata Corp. at an auto supply shop in Tokyo. The U.S. government is confirming another death due to the rupture of an air bag made by Takata Corp.

US confirms 11th death due to Takata air bags

A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective air bag inflators.

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