TEACHER CHARGED: A school teacher who allegedly assaulted a student from Robert Louis Stevenson Senior School is terminated from the school and awaiting his court appearance on 27 March 2018.

Robert Louis teacher sacked, charged over alleged assault

A graduate student of Malua Theological College who was teaching at Robert Louis Stevenson Senior School has been sacked for the alleged assault of a student. The teacher, whose name has been withheld by Police, has been charged with assault. 

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GM for Pro-Form, Philip Butler visits Fero Samoa facilities with GM Sam Fulton.

Company bringing in new business

Fero Samoa is diversifying its range of manufacturing capabilities and attracting more business for its Samoan branch.

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Practice makes perfect: Food and Beverage Manager, Douglas Nansen, brought to you by Laupele Café, Oka isa is the new oka i’a.

Oka with a twist at Laupele Cafe

Locals who have converted to a plant-based diet for health and wellbeing have a reason to rejoice.

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Tom Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, foreground, speaks as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, left, President Donald Trump, second from left, and Karen Kerrigan.

Trump's possible China tariffs send opponents scrambling

President Donald Trump is considering broad tariffs on imports from China and an announcement could come as soon as next week. Industry groups and some lawmakers are scrambling to prevent a new front in a potential trade war that could reverberate across the U.S. economy.

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Pope Francis prays before a glass display case holding St. Padre Pio' body in a shrine town that draws millions of pilgrims each year, in San Giovanni Rotondo.

Polish church leader criticizes priest wishing Francis death

Poland's leading archbishop has deplored comments by a senior conservative priest who had wished Pope Francis a quick death if he does not open to "wisdom."

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Samoa Fans.

Disallowed try robs Samoa A in Fiji

A report by one of the assistant referees led to a disallowed try and heartbreak for Samoa A in Fiji yesterday. The decision and a reversed penalty robbed Samoa A of a victory in the dying minutes of the game against Junior Japan.

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Irelands players celebrate winning the Grand Slam after the Six Nations rugby union match against England at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Ireland made it a St. Patrick's Day for the ages by claiming a rare Six Nations Grand Slam

6N: Ireland earns rare Grand Slam by beating England 24-15

Ireland made it a St. Patrick's Day for the ages by claiming a rare Six Nations Grand Slam after stifling the old enemy England in a fabulous 24-15 win at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Street Talk

N.Z. govt. urged to change law

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is standing by her country’s immigration laws requiring Samoans to go through a stringent screening process to obtain a visa to visit New Zealand. This is despite the two countries sharing a Treaty of Friendship. Do you think this is fair? Reporter, Nefertiti Matatia, asked the public in today’s Street Talk and this is what they said:

Faaofonuu Iosefo Faamausili, 57


Vili Vili, 57


Katalina Tuasivi, 62


Mika Eliapo, 24


Carol Bilbo, 64


Think a Minute

Think a minute…While a father was enjoying a steak with his little boy he said, “I’ve probably eaten a whole cow in my lifetime!” “A whole cow?” his son said. “How did you do that, Dad?” His father answered, “Simple: one steak at a time.”


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P.M. Tuilaepa, Samoa Airways and fake news

It’s been a remarkable week for Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi. Being the mother hen when it comes to the Government’s newest baby called Samoa Airways, the Prime Minister has not held back, letting rip at anything and everything that comes across as a threat.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Allow me to congratulate Vailima Breweries for their break through into the American market. But I also want to caution them. Remember the U.S.A. has one of the most stringent Foods and Drug Control in the world and quality must be consistent at all times, even under Coke Cola ownership.

Dear Editor, I write in response to Vai Autu’s letter. “Anecdotes and stories” are all we have to go by because the C.E.O. of S.A. refuses to front up to us the public and answer these valid questions many of us are asking. And they are valid questions. Why are many Samoans asking these questions?

Dear Editor, Re: Water tanks alarm raised Leading with the bottom line. Legally, 1) There are no set guidelines indicating that families cannot sell the water tanks. THEIR WISHES - not binding in law


Matt Damon.

Spokeswoman: Damon not fleeing to Australia in Trump huff

A publicist for Matt Damon is batting down reports that the actor is moving to Australia with his family, and that such a move would have been inspired by anger over President Donald Trump.

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles

A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social media activity of a large portion of the U.S. electorate, newspapers reported Saturday.

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