L.T.A. Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mata’afa Sepelini Poufa.

Transport Authority moves on Tufuiopa pool concerns

The Land Transport Authority (L.T.A.) will amend the design of the road at Tufuiopa to have measures in place to avoid any further crashes from occurring at the Tufuiopa pool. This is according to L.T.A. Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mata’afa Sepelini Poufa, in response to concerns raised by the residents living around the area. 

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N.P.I. General Manager; Joanne Rasmussen [middle] with N.P.I. Samoa Managers; Faumuina Faalepo Solofa-Isitolo [left] and Tumua Saueleele T Ah Wong.

National Pacific Insurance appoints new General Manager

National Pacific Insurance (N.P.I.) and Tower Insurance have confirmed the appointment of a New General Manager. Joanne Rasmussen has secured the role of General Manager National Pacific Insurance, with oversight and responsibilities for the N.P.I. Region across Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga.

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Participants at the Network Security and Internet Resource Management workshop.

Network security takes centre stage

A three-day workshop on Network Security and Internet Resource Management was held in Apia this week. The workshop was jointly organized by the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (A.P.N.I.C) and Computer Services Limited, Samoa.

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World

Bishop Juan Barros, second from right, arrives to attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Maquehue Air Base in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Many Chileans are furious over Francis’ 2015 decision to appoint Barros, a bishop close to the

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

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Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army, FSA, fighters tour in the Syrian town of Azez near the border with Turkey, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Turkey's Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Friday in Ankara that his country is determined to carry out a military of

Turkey says no turning back from offensive in Syria

Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had "de facto" started with the sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area.

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Sport

Britain's then new world champion Tyson Fury, celebrates with the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts after winning the world heavyweight title fight against Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko in Duesseldorf, western Germany. Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fur

Former world heavyweight champ Fury to regain boxing license

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was cleared Friday to make his long-awaited return to the ring after being told by British boxing authorities that his suspension will be lifted.

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Billy Vunipola

England No. 8 Vunipola out of 6 Nations because of injury

England received a major injury blow ahead of the Six Nations when Billy Vunipola was ruled out of the whole tournament because of a broken arm. Vunipola's club, Saracens, says the No. 8 will need 12 weeks to recover after fracturing his forearm against Ospreys in the European Champions Cup last weekend.

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Street Talk

Lupesoliai Parker gets the support

It’s signed and sealed. Samoa’s Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker will take on Anthony Joshua in what will be the biggest fight of his life. The fight will take place in Cardiff Wales on 31 March 2018. Do you think Lupesoliai is ready for the fight? We asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

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Malaela Aleipata

Simone Mikaele, 19

Samatau

Va’a Afoa, 50

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Ioane Mikaele 20

Samatau

Samasoni Auva’a 52

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Who do you enjoy being with most? We usually enjoy friends who make us feel accepted the way we are. When we’re at our worst we still know that they accept us, even if they don’t approve and agree with what we’re doing.

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Bad start for Team Parker, they need to do better

Let’s admit it. Our man Lupesoliai Joseph Parker is a lot better being the nice genuine bloke that he is. He should just be himself. We don’t think he suits the role of trying to play the bad guy clearly judging from the events that have been unfolding during the past few days in the lead up to the first official press conference where he and Anthony Joshua faced off.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: China, Samoa and world economy The Chinese have been cooking their books for a while too. They have revised their GDP to 6.5 which I think is way lower than what was previously reported. The whole fractional reserve system is fractured but they are holding it up with lower interest rates which I think it cannot be sustained.

Re: Jobless? Be proactive Malo lava Lopa. What you are feeding your family has the most nutritional value anyway. Much better than what is imported!

Dear Editor A truly remarkable man left Samoa last week. This man, you see, passed away…and we are all so much poorer for it. Ueta Solomona was my lecturer and tutor at The University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, many moons ago.

Entertainment

A large decoration is seen inside a  Game of Thrones-themed ice hotel in Kittila  Finnish Lapland on Sunday Jan. 14, 2018. A “Game of Thrones”-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort

Winter is here: "Game of Thrones" ice hotel opens in Finland

A "Game of Thrones"-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV series.

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Technology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meeting with a group of entrepreneurs and innovators during a round-table discussion at Cortex Innovation Community technology hub  in St. Louis. Facebook is announcing its second major tweak to its algorithm this month, sayin

Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news

Facebook is announcing a second major tweak to its algorithm, saying it will prioritize news based on survey results of trustworthiness. The company said in a blog post and Facebook post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday that it is surveying users about their familiarity with and trust in news sources.

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