N.U.S VICE CHANCELLOR: Fui Dr. Asofou So.o. Photo / Misiona Simo.

N.U.S. improves bank balance to $1.5 million in 2016

The National University of Samoa (N.U.S.) finished 2016 in a stronger financial position and had $1.5 million in its bank account compared to $173,000 the previous year. The university’s strong financial position and access funds were highlighted in the official statistical digest report. 

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Milroy gets Samoa into sailing championships

All the way from Moto’otua Leifi’ifi, Jordon Milroy represented Samoa at the Para World Sailing Championships in the United States recently where he was placed 35th out of 38. 

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Jazz and Arts Festival set for November

The 2018 Samoana Jazz and Arts Festival in November this year will feature an array of both local and international artists. Samoan Grammy Award winner and jazz artist, La‘auli Matt Catingub, will lead a cast of artists in the November 7-11 event.

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World

FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media in Berlin. Prime Minister Ardern is visiting New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly and has announced a number of high-profile media intervi

Admired abroad, New Zealand leader faces hurdles at home

Last Thursday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the high-profile interviews she'd be doing this week in New York, where she's attending the U.N. General Assembly.

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President Donald Trump answers a reporters question about Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque at the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at U.N. Headquarters. (AP Photo/E

Trump says Dems using 'con game' to sink Kavanaugh court bid

President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a "con game" to try scuttling Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, saying she herself conceded she was "totally inebriated and all messed up."

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Sport

Anthony Joshua celebrates defeating Alexander Povetkin to retained his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight boxing titles, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Wembley Stadium in London. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

'We want Wilder': Team Joshua eager to fix unification fight

No sooner had Anthony Joshua brutally dispatched another pretender to his heavyweight titles than attention turned to who the British fighter would face next as he seeks to clean up boxing's most glamorous division.

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Uta Junior during his preparation with Coach Guka Akazawa. (Photo Anina Kazaz)

Wrestler misses Olympics over S.A.S.N.O.C. error

The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee has admitted their error led to wrestler Uta Junior Muaulu missing out on participating in next month’s Youth Olympic Games.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Successful country singer Lonzo Green was visiting his relatives. His teenage nephew Jim and all his friends gathered in Jim’s house to meet his famous uncle.

Editorial

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An independent judiciary absolutely critical

We live in an interesting time, one defined by countless challenges which require every member of our society, to step up to do their part. Everyone has a role to play. Whether you’re the Head of State, Prime Minister, Church Minister, matai or just an ordinary villager, each and everyone of us has a responsibility to make this a better place to live.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor In its proper context, Heather du Plessis comes from the racial background of the Boer War between her Dutch ancestral migrants in South Africa, and the British settlers seeking colonial domination of the original people of South Africa.

Dear Editor, Re: Waste of money Faleolo inter-Samoa flights - They flew the American Samoan airlines from Faleolo because the aircraft were too big to land at Fagali’i. Polynesian airlines eventually re-opened Fagali’i as their planes were the perfect size for the runway there.

Re: Like Malaysia Yes, Samoa is definitely going to become the next Malaysia or even Indonesia, the most racist against Chinese ethnicity in the Pacific. Taking money from China and discriminate against Chinese ethnic, borrowed debts for 5 years and now asking the debt to be written off?

Entertainment

Bill Cosby returns to the courtroom after a break at the Montgomery County Courthouse, during his sentencing hearing in Norristown, Pa., Sept. 24, 2018. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prison

Declaring Bill Cosby doesn't deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and helpless to do time behind bars.

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Technology

An H-2B rocket carrying the Kounotori 7 cargo spacecraft lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Kagoshima.

Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

An unmanned Japanese space capsule is headed to the International Space Station filled with cargo including food, experiments and new batteries.

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