RIP: Member of Parliament for Fa’asalele’aga II,  Pa’u Sefo Pa’u.

Member of Parliament passes away

Member of Parliament Pa’u Sefo Pa’u passed away at the Moto’otua Hospital yesterday morning due to ill health. The Member for Fa’asalele’aga II was 65 and a businessman before he became a politician. The owner of Seana Bar and Pa’u Sefo’s Funeral Parlour; Pa’u established the country’s crematorium. 

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JUST MARRIED: Mr and Mrs Apineru.

Wedding smiles at Faleula

Apineru Junior Apineru and Serafina Apineru celebrated being married at the Faleula Methodist Church yesterday. Mr. Apineru, 27, is a fourth year student at Piula Theological College. His wife, 24, is a Florist from Manurewa, New Zealand.

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The CEO for the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (MESC), Dr. Karoline Afamasaga-Fuata’i.

More than 1,000 students qualify

A total of 1015 students out of 1752 students that sat the Samoa Secondary Leaving Certificate (SSLC) last year made it into the National University of Samoa’s (NUS) Foundation programme.  

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President Donald Trump walks on the South Law upon arrival at the White House in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, after attending the casualty return at Dover Air Force Base, Del., for the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in S

Trump expected to float 'Dreamers' for border money proposal

Seeking a shutdown solution, President Donald Trump was expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall he was open to trading temporary protections for young people brought to America illegally as children. 

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A black urn containing the ashes of slain Gdansk city Mayor Pawel Adamowicz placed in a niche at the city's basilica following his funeral attended by Poland's and European dignitaries, at St. Mary's Basislica in Gdansk, Poland, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019

Archbishop calls for unity at slain Polish mayor's funeral

A Catholic archbishop and other speakers at the funeral Saturday of slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz urged an end to the political and social divisions in Poland, targeting some of their comments at the country's ruling right-wing party.

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Sport

GAME TIME: The BBE Vaiala Ulalei senior A’s and Apia Maroons during their match yesterday.

Vaiala barely overcome spirited Maroons challenge to retain Shield

BBE Vaiala Ulalei senior A’s triumphed 16-15 over Apia Maroons in a classic Apia Rugby Union Shield match yesterday at Tuanaimato.

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FRANKIE SEVENS LEG 1 CHAMPIONS: Frankie Tama Uli Salelologa.

National champs open Savaii 7s series with win

Defending national 7s champions Tama Uli Salelologa have got their 2019 season off to the perfect start by winning the first leg of the Frankie 7s at Don Bosco Field in Savaii yesterday.

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Street Talk

Why minimum wage should increase

The issue of the minimum wage is back on the agenda. While most people agree that $2.30 an hour is not enough, the Government says the decision to increase is totally dependent on the private sector and whether they can afford it. What do you think? And if there were an increase, why? Soli Wilson asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

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Auala

Grace Pauga, 26

Vaimoso

Larry Kalolo Aokusotino, 39

Lalovaea

Nu’u Milo, 22

Vailele

Pastor Taeauga R. Frost & Saeseese R. Frost

Iva and Tanugamanono

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Maota

Think a Minute

Think a minute…One of man’s greatest challenges is to understand women. The problem: “By the time a man can read a woman like a book, he needs eyeglasses.” Or as one husband said, “There are two ways to handle a woman—and nobody knows either of them.” So what do women want?

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What’s P.M. Tuilaepa worried about?

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi appears to be a worried man. How else do you explain the way he’s been behaving lately, especially in relation to the opposition his administration is beginning to get? From “small lawyers” to online critics to village chiefs, the Government is definitely feeling the heat so it’s impossible to deny that perhaps we are beginning to see a small shift in the political climate.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Don’t be easily fooled P.M. says “About claims that customary lands are under threat, Tuilaepa said it was foolish to compare Samoa to New Zealand and Australia.

Dear Editor, The Prime Minister needs to stop his sarcastic and arrogant comments towards people as he is putting the whole country in jeopardy in the eyes of the foreigners and potential investors and donors.

Dear Editor, Re: Chamber behind Govt. on minimum wage What an absolutely stupid approach to moving the economy forward fairly, by asking business if they think the minimum wage should go up.

Entertainment

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 1971 file photo, Jesse Ed Davis, center right, a guitarist of Kiowa and Comanche ancestry, performs with George Harrison, left, formerly of the Beatles, at the Concert For Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Klaus

Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock

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Technology

Tesla Motors unveils the new lower-priced Model 3 sedan at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne.

On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs

Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford.

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