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Matautu wharf closure possible

The government has moved to assure minimal disruption to shipping schedules with the Matautu Wharf likely to be closed for the installation of the Tui Samoa Internet Cable.

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TOKELAU SMILES: Tokelau participants, officials, and support staff at the Friday lunchtime meeting about ocean acidification, in Taumeasina Resort, Apia.

Tokelau meets in Apia

About 30 people from Tokelau met in Apia last weekend, to participate in a workshop about ocean acidification.

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LEADING THE CONSULTATION: Ti’alavea Tionisio Hunt, Minister of Revenue and Avalia Viali Fatualii, C.E.O of Ministry of Revenue.

Govt. tax review gets public backing

The government plan to review tax laws – including a plan to tax church pastors – received widespread support yesterday.

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World

Surrounded by other supporting countries, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, speaks to reporters outside the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters.

Nuclear ban talks begin at UN, but US, Russia others boycott

€”U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical.

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Filipino boxer and Sen. Manny Pacquiao, gestures as he questions witness retired police officer Arturo Lascanas at a Senate inquiry.

EU summons Filipino envoy to explain Duterte tirade

The European Union on Monday summoned a Philippine envoy to explain an expletive-laden tirade by President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to hang EU officials for opposing his efforts to re-impose the death penalty.

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Sport

Winners: Wellington Team winner of the Friendship Shield.

Samoa’s U20 squad named

Samoa’s U20’s team is gearing up for an important test window.  

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Winners Senior Division – St Mary’s Primary School.

Grassroots netball builds for the future

The scorching sun on Friday afternoon did not matter to young keen netballers playing in the final games of the Faleata/Vaimauga KidsNET Primary Competition.  

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Street Talk

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…We’ve heard the expression, “The devil is in the details.” In World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces who defeated Adolf Hitler and his massive Nazi army.

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Another move about political control on the horizon

A story titled “Govt. moves to change law for Cabinet to appoint A.C.E.Os” published two weeks ago on the pages of this newspaper raised some very interesting question. We believe they are worth revisiting.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. raised $10,000 to send stigmata girl to Rome After reading this article, it was not hard to tell that both P.M. Tuilaepa and former C.C.C.S Reverend, Opapo (Stigmata’s father) are not what they appear to be.

Re: Mother’s struggles I can never understand why these people say or perhaps it is mistakenly written that “we don’t work”.

Re: Duco and government Ele Opeloge will give Samoa the same exposure if there is an event organized for her the way N.Z. presented Valerie Adams with her medal from that drug cheat.

Technology

People place flowers outside Britain's parliament in London, Saturday March 25, 2017, for the victims of the Westminster attack on Wednesday.

UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.

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