Minister of Finance Sili Epa Tuioti.

World Bank gives $95 million grant

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$35.75 million (T$95.09m) grant to improve the climate resilience of Samoa’s road network and facilitate a rapid response in the event of a natural disaster. Thousands of residents on Samoa’s two main islands, Upolu and Savai’i, will benefit directly from this investment.

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 Empowering conversations: Misiluki’s Lufilufi Rasmussen shares her personal and professional journey with retreat goers.

Why Samoa is the best place for Wellness tourism to thrive

Stressed out and overwhelmed travellers, mostly from developed countries, are looking for a way out of the fast life in order to find simplicity and mindfulness. Mindfulness is a trending term we hear often but for those who apply the principles have called it the answer to modern ailments of anxiety and depression. 

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The donated Shade House is a game changer for Tausala’s farming operation.

Project boosts local growers’ potential

The handover ceremony of 110 tunnel and shade houses to 80 farmers earlier this month was part of the fourth phase of the China – Samoa Agricultural Technical Aid Project.

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World

In this image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from left, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, left, are welcomed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju upon their arrival in

Kim, Moon start possibly most challenging Korean summit yet

South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for his third and possibly most challenging summit yet with leader Kim Jong Un in which he hopes to break an impasse in talks with the United States over the North's denuclearization and breathe energy into his own efforts to expand and improve relations between the Koreas.

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Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin, chief of the Missile and Artillery Directorate at the Russian Defense Ministry, speaks to the media during a press conference in Moscow, Russia.

Russia: Missile that shot down flight MH17 was Ukrainian

The Russian military said on Monday that the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, killing all 298 people on board, came from the arsenals of the Ukrainian army, not from Russia.

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Sport

Wallabies' Tui to take rest of season off after fan incident

Australia coach Michael Cheika says flanker Lukhan Tui has told Wallabies teammates he will take the rest of the season off after a post-match altercation with a fan.

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Samoa bodybuilders gear up for the Mr. Samoa Bodybuilding 2018 competition.

Bodybuilders gear up for Mr. Samoa 2018

The Samoa Bodybuilding Federation’s (S.B.F.) preparation for the Mr. Samoa Bodybuilding 2018 competition is underway. S.B.F. President Romulus Leung Wai said this year’s competition will focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle and contribute to combating non-communicable diseases (N.C.D.) in Samoa.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…”Whom should I marry?” This decision is so big that it largely determines the life you live and person you become for the rest of your life. Here are seven vital areas that singles need to understand and evaluate before they choose whom to marry.

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The simple solution to those fears about daylight savings

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has got a valid point. For the safety and welfare of students, he said all schools should start at 9am. Pronto. Tuilaepa’s call is timely as the country prepares for daylight savings, which begins next Sunday 30 September and lasts until April next year.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: A true man of God Rubbish. It’s not the church’s money, it’s my money, already being taxed and I’m giving it to the church or faifeau fully aware that he’s going to use it for his keeping. That’s why the Levites didn’t get an inheritance of the land.

Re: It’s a free will offering Something like $300 a week would meet most faifeau “living needs”, not $2000 like some faifeau in some congregations get. Others get the latest model SUVs presented to them. It’s excessive and quite obscene given the living standards of many of the people featured in “village voice” every week.

Dear Editor, I will not hide in the shadow of the tree. Let the truth be out and right be done. Transparency International stated on 19 August 2016 that `Grand Corruption occurs when: A public official or other person deprives a particular social group or substantial part of the population of a State of a fundamental right’

Entertainment

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, host Stephen Colbert speaks at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

The Emmy winner is ... maybe viewers, diversity, 'SNL' brand

As Emmy Award nominees nervously wait to hear their name called, or not, there's more on the line at Monday night's ceremony than personal glory.

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Technology

FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, file photo flooded vehicles sit on a closed section of Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., where the Lumber river overflowed following flooding from Hurricane Florence. Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motor

Can apps like Waze steer you clear of disaster? Maybe not

Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding. But can people really rely on their smartphones to steer themselves out of a disaster zone?

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