PERFORMANCE REVIEW: Namulauulu Alama Ieremia remains the Manu Samoa coach for now.

Union opts to review coach’s performance

The future of Manu Samoa Coach, Namulauulu Alama Ieremia, is to be determined by the outcome of a performance review by the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U). The decision was made by the Board of the Union during a meeting last week.

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Chief Weather Officer Mulipola Ausitalia Titimaea.

Weather reports on Mobile phones

The Samoa Metrological Office is increasing its output capability to better inform the country of changing weather conditions 24-7. 

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Moe Lei Sam and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi (inset).

Woman blasts P.M. over South Pacific Games bid

Outspoken businesswoman, Moe Lei Sam, has criticised the government’s decision to bid to host the 2019 Pacific Games. She said Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi should reconsider the decision.

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World

Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, right, blowing a kiss after answering questions during the press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington.

Trump's new message guru wants 'a more positive mojo'

President Donald Trump's new communications adviser says it's time to hit the "reset button."

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Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson attends his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

O.J. Simpson had a 'conflict-free life'? Not really

When O.J. Simpson told a Nevada parole board last week that he's led a "conflict-free life," he seemed to overlook a few episodes that had him cycling in and out of courtrooms and jail cells for nearly 20 years before the Las Vegas hotel-room heist that sent him to prison in 2008.

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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:

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Magiagi

Penina Gasē

Matautu

Jolly Ulumoto

Lauli'i

Kimberly Motu

Faleasiu

Moe Lei Sam

Taufusi

Pouli Faapouli

Utualii

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Have you heard of the new emotional sickness called Sudden Wealth Syndrome? It happens to people who suddenly become rich by winning a big lottery jackpot, inheriting a lot of money, or other quick ways.

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Addressing poverty and hardship a key step in dealing with wanton violence

This much is undeniable. The spate of gruesome crimes – including murders, rape, theft and many others - reported over recent months is quite frightening. So alarming we cannot help but wonder how much more we will allow this epidemic of unpremeditated violence to continue.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Prayers keep Samoa peaceful Will prayer alone deal with corruption? Clearly it won’t. Corruption must be dealt with.

Dear Editor Re: Parliament in Samoa You don’t know what you are talking about. Those system that you are referring to as presidential are just dictatorships. The parliamentary system in the way it is set up can be a dictatorship because of party discipline, which is what they all have.

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?

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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