Prime Minister reading from the Holy Bible at his office.

Prayers keep Samoa peaceful – P.M.

There is no secret to maintaining peace in Samoa. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has told the Sunday Samoan that everyone contributes a peaceful country – and that is the secret. He credited the work of the Village Councils and the thousands of prayer warriors in Samoa.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Police and Maritime Officers after the graduation ceremony.

Graduation smiles for Police, Maritime Officers

A graduation ceremony was held on Friday at the Police Headquarters for 17 Police and Maritime Officers. It was to recognize their completion of the United States Coast Guard’s Boarding Officer Course.  

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COUNTRY NEEDS HELP: Matato’elau Liu from Solosolo and Letogo.

The government’s basic obligation is to its people

Helping the country and its people should be the government’s priority. They are obligated to since they are paid with taxpayer funds.

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World

U.S. Navy, the USS Gerald R. Ford embarks on the first of its sea trials to test various state-of-the-art systems on its own power for the first time from Newport News, Va.

Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to the world" about America's military might when it is ultimately deployed.

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A woman feeds puppies next to rubble, following an earthquake at the port of Kos island, Greece, on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey's sprawling coast.

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Sport

Highlanders Aaron Smith clears the ball as Crusaders Scott Barrett attempts to charge it down during their Super Rugby quarterfinal in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Crusaders, Lions, Chiefs and Hurricanes into Super Rugby semis

 The Lions and Crusaders will host the Super Rugby semifinals, and the Hurricanes and Chiefs will attempt to upset the tournament's top two seeds.

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi at the launching of the Super 9 Rugby.

Super 9 rugby replaces N.P.C.

The Samoa Rugby Union officially launched the revamped national provincial rugby championship and unveiled their new SUPER 9 Rugby Championship. 

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Street Talk

Should the P.M.’s term be limited?

Do you think there should be a limit on the number of terms for the Prime Minister? The question has surfaced following the government’s decision to change the Head of State after two terms in office. Deidre Fanene asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Tina Vaipua

Magiagi

Penina Gasē

Matautu

Jolly Ulumoto

Lauli'i

Kimberly Motu

Faleasiu

Moe Lei Sam

Taufusi

Pouli Faapouli

Utualii

Think a Minute

Think a minute…When 2 wolves fight over a place and territory, they end their fight in a very unusual way. The wolf that finally knows he can’t win, surrenders by rolling over on his back and sticking out his neck to the teeth of the other wolf.

Editorial

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A new era has certainly started

There is a time for everything. That much is undeniable about life. There is a time for the sun to rise and a time to set just as day and night will come no matter what. Indeed there is a time for new beginnings, a time to close an old chapter and there are seasons for changes.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am saddened by the sudden decision for the Head of State His Highness Tupua Tamasese Efi to step down. What a shock to Samoa and everyone who respect His highness in Samoa and abroad?

Dear Editor, Steve, graduate of Primer 1, we meet again. I am happy to educate you further. Of course the H.R.P.P. write new laws to put their agenda into action. That is the whole point of being the government dumbo.

Dear Editor, Re: The P.M’s term It is a must. For any progression, we need fresh ideas and fresh eyes to move us to a better future. I believe a government needs to invest in its people for a better future. Happier people will make sacrifices for positive progression.

Entertainment

Jason Momoa, left, and Ben Affleck attend the Warner Bros.

Ben Affleck to fans: I'm still Batman, despite rumors

Ben Affleck is still Batman. The actor shot down rumors that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities.

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Technology

In this Feb. 25, 2017 file photo, a drone flies in Hanworth Park in west London, as a British Airways 747 plane in the background prepares to land at Heathrow Airport.

UK to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes

British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation.

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