“BUSINESS AS USUAL”: Samoa Rugby Union CEO Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i.

S.R.U C.E.O. - “Business as usual” in spite of G.M. resignation

Samoa Rugby Union CEO Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i said the departure of general manager of High Performance Zane Hilton shouldn’t be too much of an issue for the Union. Hilton resigned this week from the role, which involves overseeing the performance and direction of Samoa’s national teams. But Faleomavaega said next person in the job will just pick up where he left off.

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Shutdown not affecting U.S. Embassy in Samoa

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The Commissioner of Police, Fuiavailiili Egon Keil, has welcomed the Police Recruit class of 2019. 

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Govt. should prioritise fixing roads

The heavy downpours of late have damaged a lot of road infrastructure in Samoa. Motorists in most parts of the country are having to navigate the multiple potholes and some of the more challenging road conditions that exist. This is not the first time this has happened in Samoa though. Bad roads at this time of the year is a common occurrence. What do you think the Government should do to improve our roads? Reporter Yumi Epati Tala’ave asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

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Think a minute…Some time ago a small town in California needed a new water pipe system. Someone suggested that they ask the city of Los Angeles for advice since the large city of L.A. was more experienced.

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Something doesn’t make sense about Hilton’s resignation

Another one bites the dust. Indeed and so the revolving door for coaches and senior officials at the Samoa Rugby Union continues to spin uncontrollably. Only a few months after the most recent embarrassing public spat over the sacking of the man who helped to get the Manu Samoa to the World Cup, Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua, another senior official has called it quits.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: P.M. on minimum wage If you increase the wages, doesn’t that give enough money for people to put back to the economy. There will be more money for people to spend on goods, food, fa’alavelave, schooling and church donations.

Dear Editor, Re: Disappointing results The long awaited results for national exams this year have again come with great disappointment. For a few years now our national examinations have been a nightmare.

Re: Gabbard’s strong support in Samoa That’s an interesting conclusion to assume because Gabbard was born in American Samoa that this would be a good thing for Samoa. Obama’s father was born in Kenya, his relatives still lived there, but what did Obama do for Kenya or any country in Africa.

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