Villagers live in fear of unusual rise in sea level

Villagers on the west coast of Upolu are living in fear over an “out of the blue” natural phenomenon, where a rapid rise in the sea level led to water reaching their doorsteps. The villagers of Afega and Lotoso’a Saleimoa shared their concerns about the rapid rise in the sea level, which they said triggered panic amongst the families. 

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Agricultural food in local markets.

Availability of agricultural produce in markets drop

The availability of agricultural food in local markets dropped by 3 per cent last month, pushing the average prices up to 17 per cent when compared to December 2018. 

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Central Bank of Samoa.

Central Bank warns against cryptocurrency

The Central Bank of Samoa is warning against promoting and presenting cryptocurrency in Samoa without proper license from the Bank. 

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World

Volunteers applaud during a meeting for recruiting volunteers.

Brigade of volunteers vow to bring aid to Venezuela's needy

As President Nicolas Maduro deploys missiles and infantrymen to Venezuela's borders bracing for what he claims is U.S. coup plot disguised as humanitarian aid, his opponents are rallying their own troops.

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Pigeons are fed in front of the Santiago Cathedral, in Santiago, Chile.

A global look at the Catholic Church's sex abuse problem

Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response.

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Sport

An intense game between Robert Louis Stevenson College and Maluafou College.

Leififi College dominates school rugby tournament

Leififi College dominated Zone A Regional Schools Sevens Tournament 2019 by winning both the Under 19 and Under 15 boys’ division yesterday. 

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Customer service manager for BSL, Leeroy Feaunati and Saleapaga club’s manager, Fiu Luteru together with players and members of the Saleapaga club.

Local firm donates rugby uniforms

A total of 23 new rugby uniforms were donated to the Saleapaga rugby club by local company Business Systems Limited (BSL).

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Street Talk

Mixed reaction from public to electricity price increase

The Electric Power Corporation on Monday announced a $0.09 sene increase in the price of electricity effective from March 1. The EPC said the increase applies to all domestic and non-domestic users for cash power and induction meter users. Reporter Soli Wilson meets members of the public to get their views on the increase.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Recently a 102-year-old woman was playing a game of golf. On a 100-yard long hole she thought she had lost her ball, only to discover she had hit it straight into the cup. A record hole-in-one by a 102-year-old woman! Who says we don’t get better with age!

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Who is more dangerous? Pig head thrower or two convicted criminals on the run?

You’ve got to hand it to this Government. As far as being thorough with immigration paper work goes, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s administration deserves an award. Nothing gets past them, absolutely nothing. Let’s think about this for a minute.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The current case between Laauli Leauatea Polataivao and his own political party (H.R.P.P.) reveals some shocking discoveries of real issues about the by-laws of the H.R.P.P.

Re: Candidates stand for H.R.P.P. If only H.R.P.P. are running in a district, how can anybody other than a person who must declare loyalty to the P.M., win this district?

Re: Church Ministers hearing Corruption in Samoa – including the government - can be attributed to the failure of Christian churches in Samoa to maintain moral support and uphold moral discipline in the community.

Entertainment

This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett.

Police: 'Empire' actor staged attack to 'promote his career'

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday.

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Technology

DJ Koh, Samsung President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, talks about the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000

 Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market.

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