SADLY MISSED: Va’a Opetai (right) with one of youth member of their Church at Siumu.

Family mourns bus crash victim

An accident at Tiavi last Friday where a speeding bus flipped landing on its crushed roof has claimed one life. Of more than 50 passengers admitted to the hospital, Va’a Opetai, of Siumu, died on Sunday night from injuries he received during the crash.

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HAPPY HARDWORKING FARMERS- Mere Raluve and Lolesi Ti’a holding flower.

Farmers showcase fruits of their labour

The Samoa Farmers Association hosted a Market day during the weekend to showcase the fruits of their work.

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GIVE THEM A TRY: The Bay Walk Food Hauz at Tamaligi.

Bay Walk Food Hauz opens

Members of the public can now add the Bay Walk Food Hauz to their list of restaurants to choose from in Apia.

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World

Officials investigate the scene of a deadly shooting outside of the Club Blu nightclub, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Fort Myers, Fla. Gunfire erupted at the nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens.

2 dead in shooting at Florida nightclub's 'teen' party

Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two teens dead and at least 17 other people wounded, officials said Monday.

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Calvillo, whose life was ruined by Fernando Neave-Ceniceros, a convicted sex offender who stole his identity, can now repair the havoc left from a decades-long ordeal after a federal court in Kansas.

Man sentenced in Kansas for stealing Texas man's identity

A Texas man whose life was ruined by a convicted child sex offender who stole his identity saw his impostor sentenced Monday in Kansas, a final courtroom step as he repairs the havoc the decades-long ordeal caused.

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Sport

Australia's delegation head Kitty Chiller, right, and boxer Daniel Lewis listen to questions during a press conference in the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 25, 2016. The head of the Australian delegation says that despite a delay of

Despite delays, Australians ready to move to Rio village

Despite a delay of several days, the head of the Australian delegation says she expects her 700 athletes and officials to move into housing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Wednesday.

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Russia's Yulia Efimova prepares for a practice session at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Swimming governing body FINA has ruled seven Russian swimmers ineligible to compete at the Olympics, including

7 Russian swimmers to miss Rio Olympics over doping

Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing body FINA said Monday.

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Street Talk

Mixed opinions on Lupesoliai’s preparedness

Lupesoliai Joseph Parker scored a 4th round knock out against Solomon Haumono on Thursday night. The victory means he is a step closer to his much-anticipated world heavyweight title fight against Anthony Joshua. Is Lupesoliai Joseph Parker ready for Joshua? Sarafina Sanerivi asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

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Moata’a

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Palisi

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Siusega

Ilo Uili

A’ai o Fiti

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Malie

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…A husband and wife had not spoken to each other for days. They were still angry at one another since their last fight. By the 5th day, the husband realized he had a problem. He needed his wife to wake him up early the next day to catch a plane for an important business trip

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Let’s not desert the Treesort

The plight of businessman Jack Batchelor is a sad one. And having read about the impact of the recent unfavourable publicity on his business, it’s hard not to empathise with him. Indeed, he is as much a victim of Taulima Lauititi’s thug-like behavior as the Australian couple affected – and every one else including this country which has somewhat become embroiled in the mess we have found ourselves in today.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Cancer Society shares concerns Perhaps it may be prudent if the alternate treatment centre did not carry the name “Hope for Cancer” but rather chose a name that emphasises healing per se. The cancer industry is big business.

Dear Editor, I want to say well done and congratulations to you Mr. Angus Malietoa, who was featured in your newspaper on Sunday. Your story is an inspiration to the young people out there.

Dear Editor, I love it. Everyone is outraged because of what this “knucklehead” Tualima Lauititi did. Rightfully so. But your outrage should also be directed at the government itself.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

According to studio estimates Sunday, July 24, 2016, the latest outing for the Starship Enterprise soared to $59.6 million in North American ticket sales, knocking “The Secret Life of Pets” from the No. 1 spot.

'Star Trek Beyond' soars with $59.6M at weekend box office

"Star Trek Beyond" has landed atop the weekend box office. "Star Trek Beyond" is the third film in the rebooted franchise that kicked off with J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek."

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Technology

Police tape hangs at Gary Reese Freedom Park, where police say a shooting erupted when a man in a vehicle attempted to rob a group of people playing

Gunman gets shot by Pokemon Go player he tried to rob

Authorities say a gunman tried to rob a group of people playing the Pokemon Go game at a Las Vegas park, so a player pulled a firearm and the two sides exchanged fire.

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