Think Pink declares war on cancer

They are beautiful on the outside and they are equally stunning at heart. And for the first time, eight former holders of the Miss Samoa crown are joining the reigning Miss Samoa to support a fundraising activity to help another former Miss Samoa and Miss South Pacific, Manamea Apelu-Schwalger, to fight cancer.

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Association gears up for fafa-fabulous evening

The Samoa Fa’afafine Association’s Independence Variety Extravaganza tomorrow night is an opportunity to give back to the community.

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 Employment numbers as of December 2016 increased by 1.6 percent compared to the December 2015 quarter.

Slow growth in employment figures

The average, annual wage in Samoa is $5,613 for employees in the work force in Samoa. 

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World

Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, speaking to media after a meeting with French president Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France.

Paris mayor says 'solution' found for black feminist event

 The mayor of Paris said Monday that a "clear solution" has been found with organizers of a festival for black feminists, an event that had aroused her ire because four-fifths of the festival space was to be open exclusively to black women.

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Bangladeshis stand by the coast of the Bay of Bengal, before the expected landfall of tropical storm Mora in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh ready with evacuation plans as cyclone nears

Bangladesh on Monday was bracing for its first cyclone of the year, with more than 1,000 shelters set up for people who may need to evacuate as the storm approaches the low-lying delta nation.

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Sport

A DAY TO REMEMBER: Future rugby stars rubbing shoulders with some of their heroes from the Queensland Reds at Pesega yesterday.

Super rugby stars at Pesega

Students at Pesega College are unlikely to forget yesterday in a hurry.

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Reds centre Henry Taefu.

Red’s Henry Taefu among eight new caps in Manu Samoa’s June squad

Manu Samoa coach, Namualuulu Alama Ieremia, has announced his squad for the June July Internationals.

With Aaron Mauger named as his new Assistant Coach, the squad includes eight new players.

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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…Did you know that you’re not one person, but three? The person you think you are, the person other people think you are, and the person you really are. One day a man was looking in a second-hand art shop.

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Can someone explain?

Let’s be totally frank about this one. The idea that someone had worked at the nation’s busiest hospital for more than 19 years as a “doctor” before it was discovered he is only “a traditional healer” is not just alarming; it is absolutely shocking.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Church keeps E.F.K.S TV It’s a Christian propaganda tool. They play the stupidest Christian themed movies and programmes. It may look like they are losing money but they are actually recruiting future donors to their church coffers with this ridiculous station and their ridiculous programs.

Re: Church, taxes and head of State If the government will sustain the issue from the C.C.C.S, let the decision be fare with the L.D.S bishops not to tax them as well as other churches ministries.

Dear Editor, I want to point out that the political system and economy are two different strains of the same. The entire economy is run on a market driven focus. The political system is run symptomatic communism.

Entertainment

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, left, and Zac Efron as Matt Brody in

'Pirates of the Caribbean' tops box office, 'Baywatch' sinks

It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy "Baywatch."

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Technology

FILE - In this May 21, 2107 file photo people watch a TV news program showing a file image of a missile launch conducted by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week.

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