Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Chief Executive Officer Ulu Bismark Crawley.

Company lacked permit to quarry Savai’i land

The Tausala Matiu Company of Satupaitea did not have a “development consent permit” to quarry soil at Tafua-tai on Savai’i. The site was where a landslide occurred last Monday and killed three men and injured another two. The five men including the deceased were employees of the Tausala Matiu Company.

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Local

The late Manamea Apelu Schwalger.

Matavai prepares for “Love is bigger than cancer” show

The Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts group is heading to Samoa for a very special occasion. Over 65 members of the Group are heading to Samoa to host the “Love is bigger than cancer” fundraising event on Saturday 6 October 2018.

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Officials at the signing of the landmark agreement with the European Union to help promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region.

Historic Pacific partnership deal signed

The Forum Fisheries Agency (F.F.A.), the Pacific Community (S.P.C.), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (S.P.R.E.P.) and the University of the South Pacific (U.S.P.) signed a landmark agreement with the European Union to help promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region.

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World

Protesters burn tires during a protest at the entrance of Erez border crossing between Gaza and Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

Palestinians protested Wednesday at a new location along the perimeter fence between Israel and Gaza as Hamas intensified demonstrations at the border after Egyptian-led cease-fire talks stalled.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un exchange the documents after signing at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula.

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Sport

S.R.U. Chief Executive Officer Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i.

Manu Samoa coach yet to be appointed

The Samoa Rugby Union has yet to formerly announce the new Coach of the Manu Samoa contrary to reports of an appointment on social media. 

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Jai Opetaia’s next fight confirmed

Samoan boxing star, Jai Opetaia’s next fight has been confirmed. 12 Round Promotion ‘Alain Vanackere’ yesterday confirmed that negotiations have been finalized for Opetaia to fight Bilal Laggoune, as the IBF Intercontinental mandatory challenger in Liege Belgium on October 20.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…A young man was discouraged and depressed about the problems he was going through. His wise father asked him: “Son, have you ever gone through a tunnel?” “Yes,” his son answered. His father continued, “When you were in the tunnel, did you think the sun no longer existed?” “No, of course not,” said the young man.

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Election talks, outstanding taxes and that helicopter

It’s a rare story but it’s true. Days before the General Election in March 2016, the Government couldn’t contain its excitement about a certain company that had mysteriously moved from Tonga to Samoa.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Helicopter owners owes govt. I figured that was wrong with this helicopter. The reason why the government is holding the helicopter for tax payment that the owner owed to the government of Samoa.

Dear Editor Re: Living needs Rubbish again. Nobody is making judgment is whether you eat elegi or T-bone steak at home every other day. The same counter to those moronic arguments that if one wants to change policies then maybe they ought to go to Parliament instead of pulpit.

Dear Editor, Re: Cryptocurrency scams Authorities all over the world have been cracking down on the multi-billion dollar, multi-national pseudo-cryptocurrency scam, Onecoin/ OneLife Network, from Bulgaria. China has arrested 119 Onecoin promoters and in June prosecuted 98 of those (33 are now serving 3 to 5 years IN PRISON for Ponzi/ pyramid fraud). In total, around 150 Onecoin scam promoters have been arrested in 8 countries on 3 continents.

Entertainment

Hosts Colin Jost, left, and Michael Che speak at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Record-low viewership for Emmy Awards

Television's biggest night wasn't that big. The Emmy Awards drew a record-low audience of just over 10.2 million people, down 11 percent from the past two years.

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Technology

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones. With their new tools for managing screen time, you can see

Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids

Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones — really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don't lie.

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