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Accident at Manase kills one person

A car accident at Manase on Monday claimed one lif...

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Minister attends nutrition conference in Rome, It

PR - The Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr. Talalel...

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Wear orange, say no to violence against women

Report launched on arms, security and gender

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Baby boy dumped down drain to be named by his moth

The Samoan mother accused of dumping her baby bo...

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Family fight lands brothers in Court

Two brothers appeared in the Supreme Court yesterd...

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Samoans Abroad

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Miss Pacific contestants showcase talent

As the coronation night for the first ...

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Double tragedy rocks Samoan community

The death of two young Samoan men ki...

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Think a Minute!

Bouncing back

Think a minute… Early in life I learned that I do not always get what I want. It is a fact of life ...

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And the winner is… Miss Samoa!

Miss Samoa, Latafale Auva’a, is the Miss Pacific Islands 2014 and 2015.

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Samoa scores home run, new Ambassador announced

Samoa’s environment has scored a home run following the United States’ Senate approval of its new Ambassador- Designate to our country, Mark Gilbert.

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Chikungunya kills six

Chikunguna has claimed six lives in the Pacific with nations reporting seven additional illnesses currently affecting their populations.

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D.P.M appeal adjourned

The appeal against a conviction by Deputy Prime Minister, Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo, has been adjourned until 19 January 2015.

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Graduation day disappointment

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A communication mishap at the National University of Samoa (N.U.S) means 14 students, who were listed to graduate today, will not be doing so.

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University to undergo audit

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For the first time since it was established 30 years ago, the National University of Samoa (N.U.S) will undergo an academic audit come February next year.

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Reality Check warns the youth

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The Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust (‘The Trust’) in partnership with Samoa prisons and Correction Service and Community Probation has launched a programme to warn young offenders about the nastiness of jail.

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Relative charged in Nu’u death pleads not guilty

The 21-year-old facing a murder charge in relation to the death of his 23-year-old female cousin in an incident that occurred in October at Nu’u, appeared again in the Supreme Court yesterday.

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Sports

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SBW tells of fatherhood joy

Superstar athlete Sonny Bill Williams has revealed the greatest challenge of his life and it has nothing to do with sport.

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Samoa lifts Nations’ Cup

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They have done it. The Samoa national netball team has lifted the Nations’ Cup trophy on their debut at the competition, defeating the home team, Singapore, 50-41, in the final yesterday.

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Leti floors Fijian opponent

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Boxer Leti Leti (pictured) proved far too slick for his opponent last night, flooring Fijian Nareo Caukautani in the first round before putting him away in the second. 

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Reni Maitua to return to training with Bulldogs

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despite role in nightclub brawl Reni Maitua will return to Bulldogs training next month — the first indication that the Canterbury forward will survive the axe following his involvement in a Brisbane nightclub brawl late last month.

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Editorial

The root cause of our problems

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And so the final session for Parliament in 2014 has come and gone. It was so fast and furious we can almost be forgiven for thinking that it never happened.

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Opinions

Delicate political game for Samoans

The ugly spat between Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, also the Chairman of the countr...

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Sixteen days of activism against Gender V

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It’s that time of the year again when we get the opportunity to focus on the violence in our socie...

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Letters

State of our economy

Dear Editor, I just wanted to raise a few points about the current state of the economy.

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Political correctness gone mad

Dear Editor, Now that a commissioned officer has been demoted over the “locking” up of a 3- year-old with his father, the question which vexes is, are the authorities subliminally institutionalising sub-standards into public service and encouraging ...

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Fa’ataua le Ola responds

Dear Editor, I am writing on behalf of Faataua Le Ola (FLO) / Samoa Lifeline, a nongovernmental organization which deals specifically with the issue of suicide (awareness and prevention), in response to articles recently published in your newspaper, alluding to FLO’s role in the recent increase in completed and attempted suicide cases in ...

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