Rev. Vaiao Eteuati, Afamasaga Dr. Karoline Fuatai and Loau Keneti Sio.

Book tells Samoan tales

The volume eight of Samoa Ne’i Galo was launched on Friday. Held at the Fale Samoa of the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C.), the book was compiled by the Ministry’s Culture division over many years. Minister of Education Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio said the book is not only important for the kids, but for everyone.

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THE BLUEBIRD REVOLUTION CAMPAIGN: A new Bluebird Lumber and Hardware Company Limited, Saleufi Store.

Bluebird celebrates Saleufi store facelift

Bluebird Lumber and Hardware Company Limited, Saleufi Store, celebrated its new facelift and upgrade at their Saleufi store on Friday. The new added services to Bluebird Saleufi include the kitchen design and installation services, the swimming pools and pumps department and automotive paint mixing. 

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HELPING AND PAINTING: The crew of the HMS Success at Mapuifagalele.

Australian Navy visit Home of the elders

Navy members of the first lady of fleet, the Royal Australian Navy ship HMS Success, visited the Home of the elders at Mapuifagalele yesterday morning. The members met the Sisters who look after the place as well as the elders at the Little Sisters of the Poor. According to Chaplain Andrew Thorburn, his team was there to help the sisters in any way they can.

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World

Pope Francis greets members of an association of people honored by the Italian Presidency for their commitment to their work, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.

Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes

Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.

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Ivan Duque, candidate of the Democratic Center party, greets supporters after voting during a presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia.

Former guerrilla, young conservative vie to lead Colombia

Voters looking to move past five decades of bloody conflict in Colombia were choosing between a former leftist guerrilla and a young conservative lawmaker to lead the nation as it implements a still-fragile peace accord.

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Sport

Brazil's Neymar reacts after failing to score during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia. The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0.

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South Africa's Tendai Mtawarira runs with the ball as England's Ben Youngs makes a challenge during the second rugby test match between South Africa and England in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Christiaan Kotze)

Springboks beat England 23-12 and clinch series

South Africa gave a strong indication it has turned a corner after two dark years as it overpowered England 23-12 in the second test to clinch their series with a match to spare on Saturday.

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Street Talk

Mixed opinions about arming Police officers

The recent violence in Savai’i involving, which led to Salelologa men interfering with the work of the Police, has revived the question about the need to arm the Police Force to deal with such issues. Do you think the Police Force should be armed, to allow them to deal with incidents where their lives are under threat in carrying out their work? Adel Fruean asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Peteru Taoipi, 53

Fasito’o

Tamatoa Toelau Pakeafaiga, 84

Sapunaoa

Vailima Amosa, 47

Vaiala

Sera Fela’ia’i, 60

Saleimoa

Taulapapa Taulapapa, 52

Tane, Savai’i

Asovale Stowers, 65

Satapuala

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Imagine we are on a large ship out on the ocean. The captain knows that there is a hole in the boat and we’re sinking, but he does not tell us passengers. Instead, he invites us all to go up to first class. All the beer and liquor is free. We’re allowed to party and do basically anything we want on the ship. Naturally, we passengers are loving our freedom.

Editorial

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Who said there was no corruption in Government?

Two weeks ago a reporter brought a document and landed it on the desk. It was bundled up, stapled and quite a thick one too. Upon closer examination, it was revealed that the document was the Report on Irregularities in the Ministries and Parliamentary Offices reported to the Audit Office for several years. For 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 in fact. Quite a lot of bed time reading.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Editorial on Sogi issue He has absolutely no legal right whatsoever to be “seised of” his estate. He has no fee-simple estate because the land he is on he paid rent to the government for. How can you argue he is “seised of” his estate when he paid rent?

Dear Editor, Re: You can’t tax the alofa Double dipping I would say. I get paid after tax and I donate my contribution to my faifeau as alofa. Why should they have to pay tax again?

Re: Minister issues final warning That is what they call tax rebates. Sanitarium is a huge food manufacturing plant for the Seventh Day Adventist, despite it being a manufacturer that generated products for sale, Sanitarium is still classed as charity and is not subjected to taxation.

Entertainment

Disney Pixar shows a scene from

'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall.

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Technology

They are part of a $50 billion list of Chinese exports targeted for a 25 percent tariff hike in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)

China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.

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