Police sources say the investigation started last week when investigating officers started interviewing family members of the deceased.

Police investigate death of mother buried two weeks ago

The Ministry of Police has launched an investigation into the death of a 29-year-old mother of three, who was buried two weeks ago. This was confirmed by the Media Spokesperson and Police Superintendent, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo. “There is an investigation ongoing right,” he said.

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Local

COPS ON SITE: The Police officers at Tafaigata Prison on the day when the country was bracing for Cyclone Gita.

Minister looks into alleged Prison plot

The Minister of Prisons and Correction Services, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, said he is reviewing the case of prisoners who have been removed from Tafa’igata Prison and placed under Police custody in Apia.

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Bring on 2018: S.B.N. Executive members with special guest speaker Tofilau Esther Tofilau (second from right).

Business Network sets the tone

The Samoa Business Network (S.B.N.) kicked off 2018 with their first networking event of the year at the Tusitala Tanoa Hotel on Tuesday evening. 

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World

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, sits alongside Vice President Mike Pence, center, and second lady Karen Pence at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday.

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The media attend a press briefing where Thai police display projected pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the center of a surrogacy scandal during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand.

Japanese man given custody of 13 surrogate kids

A Thai court on Tuesday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago, but leaving some basic questions unanswered.

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Sport

S.R.U. hosts Constitution workshop

The Constitution and Governance Advisor for Oceania Rugby, Dr. Paul Terry Jonson from Sydney, Australia, is in Samoa facilitating a workshop for Samoa Rugby’s constitution. 

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WELL DONE TEAM SAMOA: Team Samoa Bodybuilding who competed for the American Samoa Sau Ia Bodybuilding Competion over the weekend.

Samoan bodybuilder crowned Mr. American Samoa

A bodybuilder from Samoa is the new Mr. American Samoa. Peniamina Matale-Fili, 21, of the Bodybuilding Federation of Samoa, was crowned the Mr. American Samoa Overall Bodybuilding 2018 during the weekend.

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Street Talk

Devastated by Cyclone Gita

Tropical Cyclone Gita devastated a number of Pacific island countries last week. In Samoa, it left many families at Lelata, Ma’agao and Vini devastated. What was going through your mind during the cyclone? And what would you do differently if another cyclone comes? Nefertiti Matatia asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Aulalo Mulitalo, 44

Lefaga

Lesolo Asolua Fatu Fauoo, 67

Lauano Fagaloa

Rosalia Iona, 64

Falealili

Sivanila Lolopo, 60

Vaoala

Tofi Eti, 38

Se’ese’e

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Recently a couple who had been married 72 years died together in the hospital. After a car accident they were put in beds beside each other, so they continually held each other’s hand.

Editorial

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Ghostwriters and the priorities for P.M. Tuilaepa’s administration

Poor Prime Minister Tuilaepa. It appears that he and his Government are obsessed with these Ghostwriters and what they are saying in their faceless blogs and social media pages.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Former Head of State worries about customary land Tui Atua Tupua, you did not do your job. You knew it was not a good law. You were in Parliament and you should know.

Dear Editor, We were on our way to the airport to pick up some friends and we saw the expensive fancy SUV Land Cruiser the ministers and Stui were driving on their way to Apia from Savai’i.

Dear Editor, The P.M’s obsession with O.L.P is growing closer to lunacy. Does the P.M. have ‘skeletons in the cupboard’ that he’s paranoid will be exposed or has he just been in power so long that he can’t comprehend the idea of anyone challenging his thinking?

Entertainment

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, second left, sits next to fashion editor Anna Wintour, second right, and Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council (BFC), left, as they view Richard Quinn's runway show.

Stylish Queen Elizabeth II makes first Fashion Week visit

Queen Elizabeth II has always dressed with style and flair — but Tuesday marked her first visit to the showy catwalks of London Fashion Week.

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Technology

a girl looks at Facebook on her computer in Palo Alto, Calif. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads in an attempt to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook told the National Association of Secretaries of State on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018,

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office.

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