SUCH A CRUCIAL ROLE: Minister Lautafi Selafi Purcell with Board Member, Ulu Vaomalo Kini, who was among the recipients of certificates of competence presented by the Minister.

Minister calls for better management

The Minister of Commerce, Industry and Labour, Lautafi Selafi Purcell, yesterday emphasised the important role state owned enterprises play in maximising profits for the Government. Lautafi also called for better management of assets, management of finance and the management of human resources.

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Students from Lepea Primary School looking at the Garden toilet model.

Government marks Toilet Day

Samoa marked National Toilet Day by launching two garden toilets at Lepa and Saleaula. The toilets make up 10 garden toilets already launched in Upolu and Savai’i.

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Tuilaepa Eti Faolotoi receives his certificate from Minister for Commerce, Industry and Labour, Lautafi Selafi Purcell.

Directors get competency certificate

Nine of 15 Directors who successfully completed the professional programme for Directors’ course were awarded certificates of competence in directorship yesterday. 

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Security personnel on the back of a truck wait to be paid at Rita Flynn Netball Centre in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.. Opposition lawmaker Bryan Kramer said disgruntled police and prison guards stormed Papua New Guinea’s Parlia

Police storm Papua New Guinea Parliament for APEC summit pay

Disgruntled police, military and prison guards stormed Papua New Guinea's Parliament on Tuesday in a violent pay dispute stemming from an international summit hosted by the impoverished South Pacific island nation over the weekend, a lawmaker said.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping waves upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila.

Xi: Talks on pact to avoid sea clashes could end in 3 years

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday negotiations between Beijing and Southeast Asian nations on a nonaggression pact to prevent clashes in the disputed South China Sea could be concluded in three years and promised that any differences will be dealt with peacefully.

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MANU SINA SHOWING HOW IT’S DONE: The Manu Sina laying down the law against Tonga in their game yesterday.

Manu Sina thrash Tonga at Oceania Championship

Samoa had a 66-7 win over Tonga in the second round of the Oceania Womens’ Rugby Championship in Lautoka, Fiji yesterday. Tonga scored in the opening minutes when Manu Sina knocked on at the kickoff, and they rumbled over to take an early 0-7 lead.

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Tonga’s Obadaiah Paea drives at the American Samoa defence during their 71-70 loss at the FIBA Polynesian Cup yesterday.

Tonga lose 71-70, but their presence alone is a win

The Tonga men’s national basketball team lost their opening game of the FIBA Polynesian Cup, but the greater victory was the fact they got on the court at all.

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Street Talk

Public condemn attempted attack on P.M. Tuilaepa

Attempts by two unidentified men, who tried to attack Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi in Brisbane, Australia on Wednesday night has shocked the nation and triggered condemnation from various fronts. Our reporter Yolanda Lavata’i speaks to the public to get their views on the issue.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…28 June, 1997 was the date of the famous “Bite Fight” between world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. During the fight, Tyson completely lost control of his anger and actually bit off part of Holyfield’s ear!


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Agritourism Park: A genius idea or another waste of money?

Listen up good folks. In the Sunday Samoan of 18th November 2018, a series of stories about agritourism were published. A central theme of the stories is the Government’s plan to open an Agritourism Park, taking up 10 acres at Nu’u, and the reaction from members of the community.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Enlightening Samoa You’re wrong again about Christianity Wendy! Christian Faith has Great Good News for Life on Earth and Life Beyond Death. And it’s a Promise and Invitation for Everyone.

Re: P.M. to launch Human Resource Institute About time too! There has long been a need for acknowledgement of the Human Resource function in Samoa. The institute has a big task ahead and I wish them well!

Re: Online transactions can be hacked U.S. system, no one can touch other’s computer because she/he has owned password to open and close it.


This image released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures shows Dolph Lundgren, left, and Florian Munteanu in a scene from

In 'Creed II,' Dolph Lundgren is happy he has better lines

Being cast as the villain Soviet boxer Ivan Drago in "Rocky IV" launched Dolph Lundgren's acting career. But he had a brainier path if that didn't work out.

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PBS' 'Let's Go Luna!' takes kids on a globe-spanning tour

Carmen, Leo and Andy are globe-trotters to envy, jumping from Paris to Nairobi to New Orleans and beyond in the company of a tour guide who knows her way around: Luna the moon.

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