“Dogs,” P.M. blasts attackers

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has compared the actions of the Luatuanu’u men who blocked the road, endangered lives of the public and attacked the Police to that of “dogs.” “There is only one outcome for such actions,” Tuilaepa, who is also the Minister of Police, said yesterday. “They should spend time in jail at Tafaigata Prison.

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Mark Francis, General Manager- Sheraton Samoa, Louisa Jamoa, Sales and Marketing - Sheraton, Ulugia Jay  Ah Fook - Alo Paopao Chair of Events, Sherrilyn Charles - Director of Sales and Marketing complex - Sheraton Samoa and Faaasai Mulivai - Vailima Sales

Sheraton Race looks at culture

The 2018 Sheraton 2 Sheraton 33km Regatta was launched at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Beach Resort, yesterday. 

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WELL DONE: Eight participants received their certification for Phase one of the Doping Control Officers training facilitated by Executive Officer of the (O.R.A.D.O), Natanya Potoi-Ulia and President S.A.S.N.O.C., Fepulea’i Patrick Fepulea’i.

First step for Samoa’s Doping Control Officers

Local sports officials have completed Phase one of the accreditation process for Doping control Officers, as they gear up for the Pacific Games next year. 

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Turkish soldiers, positioned in the city center of Afrin, northwestern Syria, Monday, March 19, 2018, a day after they took the control of the area. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday following victory in Syria's Afrin region, his country

Turkish leader vows wider offensive against Kurdish militia

Turkey's president vowed Monday to keep up the pressure against a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia after his troops captured the Syrian town of Afrin, threatening to expand the military offensive into other Kurdish-held areas across northern Syria and even into neighboring Iraq.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a meeting with opposition candidates who ran against him in yesterday's presidential election, Boris Titov, Maxim Suraykin, Ksenia Sobchak, Vladimir Zhirinivsky, Pavel Grudinin, Sergei Baburin

After huge win, will Putin try to stay in power for life?

Now that President Vladimir Putin has overwhelmingly won re-election for another six years, some are wondering whether he will try to stay in power in Russia for life.

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UNFAIR: Samoan weightlifter Iuniarra Sipaia (left) and Laurel Hubbard who beat her for gold.

Samoa objects to transgender lifter

The President of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation, Tuaopepe Asiata Wallwork, has again raised the issue of a transgender athlete who has been given the thumbs up to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

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Touch Family commermorating International Women’s Day at the Business House Tournament.

Business House touch underway

The Business House Touch Rugby Championships kicked off last week. The tournament is held at St. Joseph’s College Alafua. Twenty-four teams are competing for the title this year. There are 35 government agencies and local businesses participating.

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Street Talk

N.Z. govt. urged to change law

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is standing by her country’s immigration laws requiring Samoans to go through a stringent screening process to obtain a visa to visit New Zealand. This is despite the two countries sharing a Treaty of Friendship. Do you think this is fair? Reporter, Nefertiti Matatia, asked the public in today’s Street Talk and this is what they said:

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Katalina Tuasivi, 62


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Think a Minute

Think a minute…John is smart and well educated, but he does not keep a job and support his family. Ian is married with children, but he continues to go out nights partying and being unfaithful to his wife. Sadly, fewer boys than ever are becoming true men who live up to their adult responsibilities.


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“The Government will terminate (the services of) anyone who steals from the Government”

Last week, the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C.) terminated the services of four employees. From what we’ve been told, the former employees allegedly helped themselves to $15,000 of the Ministry’s petty cash money

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Section 32 of L.T.R.A. incapable of alienating customary land This is why not a single one of those bush lawyers from S.S.I.G. or academics have the guts to take their land whinge to Court. In the 10 years that this L.T.R.A. 2008 has been law in Samoa, not a single case has gone before the courts.

Dear Editor, Re: Section 32 of L.T.R.A. incapable of alienating customary land More untruths from a desperate government Section 32 is the only Registration Section in the L.T.R.A. 2008

Dear Editor, Allow me to congratulate Vailima Breweries for their break through into the American market. But I also want to caution them. Remember the U.S.A. has one of the most stringent Foods and Drug Control in the world and quality must be consistent at all times, even under Coke Cola ownership.


Former model Faviola Dadis, left, reads from a statement at a news conference with her attorney, Lisa Bloom, center, in Los Angeles Monday, March 19, 2018. Dadis, an aspiring actress says she was 17 when actor Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her during a

Woman says Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her at audition

A woman on Monday said she was a 17-year-old model and aspiring actress when Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her at a supposed casting session at a Beverly Hills hotel room in 2002.

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Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, March 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Facebook drags technology companies down as stocks slide

Facebook plunged to its worst loss in four years Monday and led a rout in technology companies. The social media company's stock fell following reports that a data mining firm working for the Trump campaign improperly obtained data on 50 million Facebook users.

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