Queen Victoria cruise ship at the Matautu Wharf, Apia Harbor.

Queen Victoria visits Apia

Another cruise ship from the United Kingdom, Queen Victoria, docked at the Matautu wharf yesterday, bringing in more than 2,000 visitors from different parts of the world. 

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TOURISM MOVES: B.S.P Head of Marketing, Nirdesh Singh hands over cheque to S.P.T.O C.E.O, Christopher Cocker.

Bank South Pacific backs ‘sustainable tourism’ push

The South Pacific Tourism Organization (S.P.T.O.) is putting the spotlight on ‘sustainable tourism’ at its premier trade event South Pacific Tourism Exchange (S.P.T.E.) in Sydney in May.

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NEW LOOK: The 10 refurbished classrooms successfully completed under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.

Vailu’utai’s $308,801 education facilities

Vailu’utai Primary School and Japan celebrated the handover of a new school hall, 10 refurbished classrooms and 100 new desks and chairs yesterday.

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World

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, left, gestures while speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

Russian President Vladimir Putin made his preferences in the French presidential election clear Friday by hosting far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin, but analysts are skeptical about Russia's ability to sway the outcome of the vote.

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In this Thursday March 9, 2017 file photo, two young men who left a nearby synagogue watch police activity outside the Jewish Children's Museum following a bomb threat in Brooklyn borough of New York.

US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism.

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Sport

CONGRATULATIONS: Ele Opeloge.

Homecoming fitting for a humble champion

As a homecoming for weightlifter and Samoan’s first Olympic Silver medallist, Ele Opeloge; it had everything.

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Digby Ioane of the Crusaders scores a try. Super Rugby Round Five.

Crusaders stay unbeaten, defeat Force 45-17 in Super Rugby

The Crusaders maintained their unbeaten start to Super Rugby when they beat the Western Force 45-17 to open the fifth round on Friday.

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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…The famous scientist Albert Einstein did not always follow social customs. One evening the president of a university hosted a dinner to honor Einstein and give him an award.

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Time to stop the needless waste of precious lives

Two months, two deaths, similar circumstances. But this is just the tip of the iceberg folks! The fact is there are many more problems out there escaping the radar and under reported in relation to the abuse of alcohol in this country.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Interesting reading the letter about Singapore and Samoa in your paper. But let’s take a look at Singapore.

Dear Editor, Duco Events, the promoter for Joseph Parker, is asking the Samoan govt for more money to sponsor Joseph Parker’s fight.

Dear Editor, Re: The media and political power addiction I share Keith Alderson’s sentiment that the earlier our youngsters learn how government functions the more they become informed of the rights...

Entertainment

This Sept. 2, 2005 file photo shows best-selling author Vince Flynn in the library of his Edina, Minn. home.

Movie of Vince Flynn's 'American Assassin' to debut Sept. 15

The late Minnesota author Vince Flynn's counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp is coming to the big screen in September.

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Technology

This undated file photo shows, Kitty Genovese. Genovese, a bar manager, was stabbed to death in March 1964 as she returned home to the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York at 3:20 a.m. According to police dozens of people looked on but did nothing.

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they not intervene?

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