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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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Woman charged after baby dumped in drain

A 30-year-old Samoan woman accused of attempted mu...

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New Zealand monitors Apia Park

“We’re flying blind at the moment in terms of ev...

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Samoans Abroad

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‘It’s the ones you don’t see ... and I

The crazy thing about the fight, which...

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Local tourism operators in Australia

PR - Riverside Samoa was one of the el...

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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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MANU SAMOA CRISIS

Players call for  funding freeze "The prime minister is the chairman, so the buck starts with him – he needs to come to the party and meet with the IRB and the players. We need him at the table. Until he's willing to put pride aside and meet with the players and put Samoan rugby's best interests at heart, there's no way that we can move forward."

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P.M. says problem is solved

TVNZ - Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U), Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has again dismissed claims that trouble is brewing within Samoan rugby.

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Court dismisses murder claim

Supreme Court Justice, Vui Clarence Nelson, yesterday dismissed an application to quash a murder charge against an elderly woman of Faleasiu and Melbourne, Australia.

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Make ‘integrity your most prized possession’

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“This is to say the paper’s job is to keep a watch on what its government is doing – good or bad – and publish them so that members of the public can read them and become educated as a result, and are then therefore able to make their informed decisions based on what they’ve read”

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Completion of Malua project brings joy

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Malua Theological College celebrated the dedication of their renovated chapel, known as ‘Iupeli,’ yesterday.

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Mother who dumped baby son in drain is daughter of church minister

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“I am shocked. I have been speaking with other Samoans in Quakers Hill and we just cannot believe it’s one of our people. To do something like that is not in our culture. It’s not our way”

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Office of the Ombudsman launches human rights survey

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PR - The Office of the Ombudsman, which is also the National Human Rights Institution (N.H.R.I) for Samoa, launched its first Human Rights Survey on Monday.

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Sports

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Meehan sceptical of Tua fight

Auckland (Stuff) November 23, 2014  - Heavyweight boxer Kali Meehan sees "no glory" in fighting David Tua after ending the career of another Kiwi contemporary, Shane Cameron, on Saturday night.

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Tim Nanai-Williams to play for Samoa

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"The Chiefs were the first ones I went to and asked for their support. It helps that I had Tom Coventry [Samoan assistant coach] there, but I'm just grateful the Chiefs have jumped on board and supported me as a player. If It wasn't for them I couldn't do this and there aren't many teams around the world who would do this, so I'm just thankful they are allowing me to follow my dreams"

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David Tua planning return to boxing

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"To be honest, no. What ever will be will be. It's about looking forward and seeing what the possibilities are. Either way there would be good interest there. It will be interesting to see how it pans out. I'm definitely out of shape but I know it's not a factor. I've done it many times before. Nobody wants to comeback and lose”

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England players show solidarity with Samoa

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The Samoan players wore blue wristbands during the game as a protest against how rugby is run in Samoa

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Editorial

China wins, America makes great speech but India’s popularity grows

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Small in size as individuals but strategically one powerful group. That perhaps is the best way to describe the position Pacific Forum countries are in.

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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 law-breaking?

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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 Samoa.

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Teenage pregnancy — A social challenge

Dear Editor, I salute Principals of Colleges (Avele College, Samoa College and Robert Louis Stevenson) that have been visited by QBL TV One 30 Minutes Program last Sunday for their constructive response to questions raised by Afamasaga Pili Toleafoa regarding the high rise of pregnant teens in schools. The Principals’ response reflects that they are all on the same track of accepting pregnant teens in school. Their only concern lies in the health conditions which allow a pregnant girl to leave the school until birth. Perhaps, the decision to continue studies should rest upon the parents and the ...

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Manu should boycott

Dear Editor, I say go for the boycott, Manu boys! Everything this guy Tuilaepa does here at home, he signs for it because he runs the place like his own little joint.

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