Manu Samoa head coach meets with P.M.

New head coach for Manu Samoa Steve Jackson met Prime Minister and Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.), Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, yesterday at the Government building. The Prime Minister personally congratulated Mr. Jackson and told him to “just enjoy it.” “You have my full support and the support of the board,” he said.

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Seasonal workers.

Seasonal workers get their chance

More seasonal workers from Samoa are heading to work in New Zealand. This is made possible under the partnership of the Government of Samoa and the Silver Fern Farms in New Zealand. At the farewell ceremony for 100 workers yesterday, Samoan Recognised Seasonal Employer Liaison Officer, Lemalu Nele Leilua said this year, the number of those recruited has increased with the addition of the Pacific Labor Scheme and the Pacific Partnership Scheme. 

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CHARITY: Seirosa with the Sisters at the Mapuifagalele Home.

Seirosa makes $2000 donation

A 12-year-old girl has donated $2,000 tala to the Little Sisters of the Poor at the Mapuifagalele Home. Seirosa Wallwork Lamb was inspired by the work of the Little Sisters of the Poor, so she decided to donate the money she raised from her Cookies for Charity project last Saturday. 

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World

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, center, delivers a formal apology to Australia's victims of child sex abuse in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra.

PM formally apologizes to Australian child sex abuse victims

Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered a formal apology Monday to Australia's victims of child sex abuse, saying the nation must acknowledge their long, painful journey and its failure to protect them.

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Central American migrants making their way to the U.S. in a large caravan fill the truck of a driver who offered them the free ride, as they arrive to Tapachula, Mexico.

Trump says he's reducing Central American aid over migrants

President Donald Trump said Monday the U.S. would begin "cutting off, or substantially reducing" aid to three Central American nations over a migrant caravan heading to the U.S. southern border.

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Sport

Manu Samoa coach’s mission begins

Manu Samoa’s new coach, Steve Jackson, remains focussed on the job. Despite the controversy, politics and hurt feelings surrounding the appointment of the Manu Samoa coaching role, Jackson, who met with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi yesterday (see story), remains optimistic.

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Then there is the economical factor in exposing the Big Island as a tourism destination and ideal for business investment.

Pacific Games 2019 box on in Savai’i

On the heels of the successful Miss Samoa Pageant staged in Savaii two months ago, the 2019 Pacific Games Organising Committee is following suit banking on the outpour of support from the Big Island to deliver one of the best international sporting event to be staged on the Big Island.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…In a U.S. national spelling contest, an 11-year-old girl was asked to spell a certain word. With her soft voice the judges were not sure if she spelled the word with the letter A or E.

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Corruption is also the misuse of generosity and sweat of others

All this talk about another grand project by the Government in the form of a new airport at Tiavea – should they proceed – brings back memories. Not only does it remind us of a similar failed project out that way where millions of taxpayers’ tala were wasted, it also brings to mind a point made by a former Cabinet Minister which we should never forget.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Fairness, $2.6 million of unpaid water bills and the sacking of coach Fuimaono I applaud the Parliamentary committee too. It does show that the parliament (H.R.P.P.-dominated legislative branch) is not a rubber-stamp for the H.R.P.P.-led executive branch.

Dear Editor, Re: It is within his rights to sue S.R.U. The Court is the right forum to end this arduous and hideous saga for this son of Samoa. And I hope Fuimaono will take the matter to Court to have the closure once and for all to put it to rest.

Re: Response to Penehuro Lefale The Climate Change phenomenon that has divided the world today is a natural occurrence cycle. The earth goes through this every 2000 years.

Entertainment

Samoan superstar Roman Reigns reveals battle with leukaemia

Samoan superstar and W.W.E. champion Roman Reigns has revealed he's been diagnosed with leukaemia - and has been fighting the disease for 11 years. 

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Technology

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe speak during the Oculus 2 conference in Los Angeles.

Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe joins exodus from Facebook

A co-founder of Facebook's virtual-reality division is joining the exodus of executives to leave the company after striking it rich in lucrative sales of their startups.

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