Popular Apia night club Edge Marina View has been temporarily closed.

Edge Marina View closed

Popular Apia night club Edge Marina View has been temporarily closed. A manager of the club, who asked not to be named, told Samoa Observer that the club has been closed for staff safety reasons. The closing of the club comes a week after the death of 24-year-old Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili, who was allegedly assaulted on the premises on November 30 and went into coma, before he died five days later.

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CONGRATULATIONS: The graduating students of the Malua Theological College are flanked and congratulated by families and friends after the graduating ceremony yesterday.

Twenty one graduate from Malua Theological College

The Malua Theological College yesterday saw the passing out of 21 graduates with diplomas and bachelors in theology and divinity. Rev. Elder Tavita Anesone led the celebration with a service at the Jubilee Church at the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa headquarters in Malua. 

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The opera group, Shades with members Manase Latu, Ipu Laga’aia, Taka Vuni and Samson Setu.

Auckland opera quartet serenade crowd

Auckland-based group The Shades serenaded the audience with their voices in their first-ever performance in Samoa last Friday.

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A police officer investigating the murder of British tourist Grace Millane stands at a crime scene along a section of Scenic Drive in the Waitakere Ranges outside Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. New Zealand police said Saturday, Dec. 8, that

New Zealand police find body they believe is British tourist

New Zealand police said Sunday they found a body they believe to be that of missing 22-year-old British tourist Grace Millane. Police said the body was in a forested area about 10 meters (33 feet) from the side of the road in the Waitakere Ranges near Auckland.

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The Israeli military says it has opened an investigation into the death of Habali after a video surfaced appearing to show him being shot in the back.

Israeli military probes shooting of Palestinian in the back

The Israeli military on Sunday said it has opened an investigation into the death of a 22-year-old Palestinian man in the West Bank after a video surfaced appearing to show him being shot in the back.

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Fiji wins Cape Town Rugby Sevens as US falls in final again

Fiji capitalized on mistake after mistake by the United States to win the Cape Town World Rugby Sevens 29-15 on Sunday, sending the Americans to a second straight defeat in a final at the start of the season.

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LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION: Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali.

Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali continues boxing ascent with Samoan title win

Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali remains the Light-Heavyweight boxing champion of Samoa after beating Ropati Hall by unanimous decision at the Champ of Champs tournament final at St Joseph’s College yesterday.

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Public welcome World AIDS Day

Samoa joined the international community last Saturday December 1 to mark the 2018 World AIDS Day with a parade, a float and speeches by dignitaries including Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi. Our reporter Yolanda Lavata’i met members of the public to get their views on the deadly disease and what should be done.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute… Jesse Owens was a world-class athlete in track and field in the 1930’s. He was told that because he was a black, African American, there was no way he could win against the white Nazi German athletes at the world Olympics in 1936.

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The truth about Mr. Tauili’ili’s death will be told

The death of Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili is tragic. Every time a precious life is lost, regardless of the circumstances, it pains very deeply. Why? We believe that one life lost is one too many. Which is the tragedy of Mr. Tauiliili’s death. At 24 years young, a promising Civil Engineer career at the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure and a child to raise; he had his whole future ahead of him.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: China demands release Interesting arrest if Trump was not aware of it. Especially interesting as it happened while he was dining with Chinese president Xi.

Re: Minister slams door on sex education call I am sick to death of these over educated people who either, did not know the warning pen by the late, or, had known and completely went against Lemalu Tate Simi encomiums:

Re: Chinese influence in Samoa We as an ethnic group carry a stigma with the outside world from NZ, Australia and in the US. To them, we ethic Samoans, are dumb people. The prime minister and PS Jeffrey here are prime examples.

Entertainment

Brandi Carlile performs at One Love Malibu at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas.

Rise up: Female voices take center stage at Grammys

After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories.

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Technology

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Chang'e 4 lunar probe launches from the the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the U.S.

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