CAUGHT: Pati Sonny Chong Nee.

Police capture Pati Chong Nee

One of Samoa’s most wanted men has been captured. The Police has confirmed that Pati Chong Nee, who was wanted by the Police as a suspect in a series of criminal activities, was caught this morning. “The Samoa Police Service (S.P.S.) wishes to inform the public that PATI CHONG NEE who was wanted by police has been captured this morning as a result of the information relay by the public to police,” a statement said.

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Local

HELP: Lufo Ioane with her husband Patolo Fa’asavalu seeking for help to fund their trip to India for Ms. Ioane’s operation.

Family seeks help

Forty-seven-year-old Lufo Ioane is in need of assistance. Ms. Ioane suffers from colorectal cancer (C.R.C.), also known as bowel cancer or colon cancer, which is the development of cancer from the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine).     

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Court House Mulinuu

Charges against former lecturer dismissed

Charges against former National University of Samoa (N.U.S.) lecturer, Christopher Gounder, were dismissed and withdrawn yesterday. The decision was handed down by His Honour, Chief Justice Patu Tiavasue Falefatu Sapolu during the criminal mention hearing.

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World

Debris of damaged walls are scattered following an earthquake,  in Ibaraki, Osaka, Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning. (Yosuke Mizuno/Kyodo

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires.

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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018 photo, steam rises in the air from the brown coal power plant Schwarze Pumpe in the Lusatia, (Lausitz) area in Germany.

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

Germany will likely miss its goal of cutting emissions by 40 percent by 2020, the country's environment minister said Monday, an embarrassing admission for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change.

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Sport

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo heads the ball during the training session of Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kratovo, outskirts Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Portugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal can send Morocco to an early World Cup exit on Wednesday.

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Japan's head coach Akira Nishino, left, and Japan's Makoto Hasebe, right, attend the official press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk.

Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the country's World Cup squad some unsettling moments.

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Street Talk

Mixed opinions about arming Police officers

The recent violence in Savai’i involving, which led to Salelologa men interfering with the work of the Police, has revived the question about the need to arm the Police Force to deal with such issues. Do you think the Police Force should be armed, to allow them to deal with incidents where their lives are under threat in carrying out their work? Adel Fruean asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Peteru Taoipi, 53

Fasito’o

Tamatoa Toelau Pakeafaiga, 84

Sapunaoa

Vailima Amosa, 47

Vaiala

Sera Fela’ia’i, 60

Saleimoa

Taulapapa Taulapapa, 52

Tane, Savai’i

Asovale Stowers, 65

Satapuala

Think a Minute

Think a minute…There once was a village that had a very wise old man who gave the people answers to their problems. One day a farmer came to him and said: “Wise man, my donkey has died and I have no animal to help me in the fields.

Editorial

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Government and Church Ministers tax law threat

Two Sundays ago, the Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, issued a thundering warning to Ministers of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: China, U.S.A. and tariff law How your President has achieved so much with his MAGA agenda is unbelievable. He’s getting over 90% of negative press, he’s being derided and ridiculed by the entertainment industry, academia, his own party and now coming to light the Intelligence Community especially the F.B.I. an D.O.J. seeming to ex/implode.

Re: Brazil held to a draw Neymar really is a waste of space. He is either still injured or simply getting too old now. He was next to useless in that match this morning. He got dispossessed so many times, I ran out of fingers to count.

Re: Tui Atua’s paper in Fiji Great article. The indigenous wisdom keepers who were our forefathers understood how nature plays a major role in our existence as Samoan people through our rituals and chants that co-inside and similar with that in the version of the Bible.

Entertainment

Disney Pixar shows a scene from

'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall.

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Technology

A man plays a game at the Paris Games Week in Paris.

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing.

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