A 53-year-old father, Samoa Tinoifili who lives close to the Tafaigata prison. Photo Adele Fruean.

Families live in fear

Families living opposite the Tafaigata Prison gate are living in fear as the manhunt continues for prisoners Aniseko Vaelei and Pati Chong Nee. The duo – who were convicted on charges of burglary, robbery and armed with a dangerous weapon – dashed for freedom in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

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SALARIES INCREASE QUESTIONED: M.P. Sulamanaia Tauiliili Tuivasa.

M.P. queries salary increases

Member of Parliament for Vaimauga Sasae, Sulamanaia Tauiliili Tuivasa, yesterday questioned why salary increase for public servants has been included in the Supplementary Budget. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Sulamanaia called on the Minister of Finance Sili Epa Tuioti to explain why the increase was not part of the main budget.

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DIRECTOR OF EMANCIPATOR: Jens van Tricht from Netherlands.

Changing masculinity views can address problem

Violence in general can be prevented by changing mindsets in men about masculinity and getting them to become part of the solution.

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World

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver.

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing's relations with Ottawa.

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, left, arrives at Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare.

Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces 'unacceptable'

Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday said "unacceptable" violence by security forces will be investigated after a days-long crackdown on economic unrest, while a doctor said the 12 documented deaths and more than 300 people wounded are likely "are just a fraction of the actual victims."

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Sport

In this Jan. 21, 2019, photo, Germany's Alexander Zverev smashes his racket in frustration during his fourth round match against Canada's Milos Raonic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Happens all the time in top-level t

Tennis players can cause quite a racket by smashing rackets

Way behind in a match he soon would lose, Alexander Zverev leaned forward in his Australian Open sideline seat to repeatedly, and violently, crack his racket against the court with a reverberating THWACK — one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight times in all, before throwing down the offending, and now-mangled, piece of equipment.

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Mahonri Schwalger (green hat) at Rugby Academy Samoa training.

Schwalger: overseas opportunities best pathway to Manu Samoa

Former Manu Samoa captain and hooker Mahonri Schwalger is working to develop the best young rugby talents in the country and get them opportunities overseas, as executive director of Rugby Academy Samoa.

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Street Talk

Govt. applauded for hydro power

The Government has in the last two weeks been commissioning hydro power plants on both Upolu and Savai’i as it continues the push to become 100 percent reliant on renewable energy by 2025. Our reporter Yolanda Lavatai went and met members of the public to get their views on the issue.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Have you ever been lost? If you travel to another country for the first time, getting lost can be frustrating and discouraging. Imagine you have just arrived in London, England and want to go to a certain place in that great city.

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When dangerous criminals run amok, what’s the point of having laws?

Listen up folks. This Government needs to stop meddling with other people’s business and concentrate on doing its job so the people of this country are protected from harm.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Regarding: Business support lifting the minimum wage There you are the good people of the nation! The cracks are starting to appear in the latest claim by the honourable Prime Minister of the country aiming the pendulum to swing the wrong direction.

Re: P.M. and villager leaders Wendy, you will remain confused if you jump to conclusions. Nowhere in the report does it say the mayors are the last word in the village. The P.M. did not elevate the mayors as the head of the villages.

Re: P.M. and village chiefs “Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi has challenged Village Mayors not to be afraid of making hard decision – even if it is against paramount chiefs.”

Entertainment

This image released by Fox Searchlight Films shows Olivia Colman in a scene from the film

Oscar nods honor 'Roma,' 'The Favourite,' 'Black Panther'

Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination.

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Technology

In this photo taken on Nov. 6, 2018, Senator Elio Lannutti attends a Senate session in Rome.

Italy senator apologizes for tweet citing anti-Semitic text

A senator with Italy's governing 5-Star Movement has apologized for a tweet citing a century-old anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, which he later deleted.

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