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The Rock Returns to W.W.E.

The Rock made his longawaited return to WWE at the 2015 Royal Rumble on Sunday ni...

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Samoa Tourism Authority announces development plans

The Samoa Tourism Authority (S.T.A) has announced important developments to its presence in the Australian and New Zealand ...

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Latafale a lady on a mission

The reigning Miss Pacific Islands, Latafale Auva’a is full of energy and bright ideas. The 20-year old is passionate about ...

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Father arrested for alleged incestuous relationship

A 57-year-old man from Nu’usuatia in Safata is in Police custody, accused of an alleged incestuous relationship with his 21-year-old ...

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Fijian soccer player drowns in Savai’i

The Oceania Football Confederation’s (O.F.C) Under 17 Championship has ended tragically for a member of the Fijian ...

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The loneliest number (Part 1)

Think a minute… In June, 2009 people all over the world were in shock and grief over the sudden dea...

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Speaker boots Palusalue out of parliament

The Speaker of Parliament, La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polata’ivao, ordered the leader of the Opposition Party, Palusalue Fa’apo II, out of Parliament last night.

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H.R.P.P caucus meets over future of members

The Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P) caucus met on Monday evening to discuss the future of Tu’u’u Anasi’i Leota and Papali’i Niko Lee Hang within the party.

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Levao stays mum

The Tautua Samoa Party’s Shadow Minister for Works, Levaopolo Talatonu Va’ai,is remaining tightlipped on reports that he is set to resign from the party.

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Legal threat rejected, Govt. response escapes scrutiny

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has poured cold water on a threat of legal action against officials implicated in corrupt activities within the government.

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Why mosquitoes seem to bite some people more

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There’s always one in a crowd, a sort of harbinger of the oncoming mosquito onslaught: a person mosquitoes seem to target more than others. What is it about these unlucky chosen few that makes them mosquito magnets?

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Students sit first S.A.T. exam in Samoa

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History was made at Pesega College last Saturday when the U.S. University/College Admissions exam, the Scholastic Aptitude Test(SAT), was administered in Samoa for the first time.

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Parliament passes Supplementary budget

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After a weeklong debate last week, Parliament has passed the $10 million Supplementary Budget for 2014/2015. The budget was tabled by Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi in Parliament during last session of Parliament for 2014.

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Invaluable and durable economic partnership celebrated

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The rain on Monday night did not hamper the celebration of this year’s Australia Day held at the Australian High Commissioner’s residence.

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Hydro stink nothing new

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The stink at Taelefaga caused by the water at Hydro Power station in the village is not new. The issue has been the subject of several reports and studies dating back 20 years ago.

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Sports

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Future stars on their way

One of the forces behind the Rugby Academy Samoa and former Manu Samoa captain, Mahonri Schwalger, is on cloud nine. Merely five months after the official launch of the Academy, five of his boys are set to leave the country on rugby scholarships.

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Despite loss, Soccer team lauded

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Despite bringing home a record of four losses and one win, the Samoan squad that competed in the Preliminaries of the Oceania Football Confederation under 17 men’s Championship is still lauded.

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Samoa grabs world attention

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Samoa is receiving world-class attention this week in taekwondo with two grand masters in the sport visiting the country to lift the profile of the sport.

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Door opens to the United States

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The Rugby Academy Samoa’s quest to give promising young Samoan rugby players the chance to develop their talents and education overseas took another positive step.

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Editorial

The irony of ironies in our so-called democracy

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Here is the irony of our politics today. While officials found to have been involved in “corrupt practises” and had “colluded to defraud public funds” are allowed to parade around in taxpayerfunded pimped up rides, a Member of Parliament who has shown tremendous courage and conviction to question the status quo has been asked to resign.

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Opinions

Glorious Samoan food: Bite me!

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If you know me well, well enough to laugh at my bad jokes, you would know that there are several thi...

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Are you ready for change?

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Change is what we need, radical and fast at all levels of our society.

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Letters

Beware of Cryptolocker

Dear Editor, I wanted to share with you and I hope you can inform your readers about a new virus called Cryptolocker which is making its rounds around the world. With so many people using computers and internet related gadgets in Samoa these days, I think it’s vital that they get to read about ...

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Keep soldiering on

Dear Mata’afa, I read your editorial titled “Enough with this fairy tale” and I have to say you took the words completely out of my ...

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An open letter to the Attorney General

Lau Afioga Aumua Ming Leung Wai, In 1996, you and I were among those drafted as Liaison Officers for the ACP-EU-Meeting in Apia; our assigned delegations came from Ethiopia and Eritrea. It was a time full of hope for these two African countries, who for many years had been at war with each other, and had only recently made peace and started to heal the terrible damages this war had wrought. Becoming a witness to a small part of this process was a very humbling, touching ...

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