Associate Minister Peseta Vaifou Tevaga.

Peseta a major shareholder in company that won Airport contract

A search of company records at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (M.C.I.L.) has revealed Associate Minister Peseta Vaifou Tevaga is the major shareholder of Aldan Civil Engineering Company Ltd. Peseta told Samoa Observer two weeks ago that he had no role to play in the company, which he claimed is run by his son Lei’ataua Danny Tevaga. 

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Jazz and Arts Festival set for November

The 2018 Samoana Jazz and Arts Festival in November this year will feature an array of both local and international artists. Samoan Grammy Award winner and jazz artist, La‘auli Matt Catingub, will lead a cast of artists in the November 7-11 event.

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P.M. Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele and Gillian Malielegaoi with students from Samoa College in China.

P.M. visits Chinese school hosting Samoan students

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi has visited a secondary school in China, which is currently hosting a group of students and teachers from Samoa College. The three teachers and eight students are being hosted by the Hualuogeng Secondary School in Huizhou City in the Guangdong Province. They are participating in a 12-day education exchange programme from September 18-29.

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Father of Mohammad Taha Eghadami, a 4-year-old boy who was killed in Saturday's terror attack on a military parade, mourns over his coffin during a mass funeral ceremony for the victims, in southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran.

Wails, vows of revenge at Iran funeral after parade attack

Amid wails and vows of revenge, thousands of Iranians on Monday attended a mass funeral service for victims of a weekend attack targeting a military parade that killed at least 25 people.

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President Donald Trump, center, talks with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, left, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley looks on.

Trump at UN: 2nd summit with North Korea likely 'quite soon'

President Donald Trump praised North Korea's Kim Jong Un as "very open" and "terrific" Monday and announced he likely will hold a second summit with Kim "quite soon," striking a far less ominous note at the United Nations about the nuclear threat from the North.

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Sport

Uta Junior during his preparation with Coach Guka Akazawa. (Photo Anina Kazaz)

Wrestler misses Olympics over S.A.S.N.O.C. error

The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee has admitted their error led to wrestler Uta Junior Muaulu missing out on participating in next month’s Youth Olympic Games.

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Action from the Samoa Cup at Tuanaimato on Saturday. Photo: Misiona Simo.

Samoa Cup resume after five years

After a five year absence the Football Federation Samoa (F.F.S.) is reintroducing the Samoa Cup. The Cup competition pits the best and brightest Samoa has to offer in the week long football competition.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Successful country singer Lonzo Green was visiting his relatives. His teenage nephew Jim and all his friends gathered in Jim’s house to meet his famous uncle.

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An independent judiciary absolutely critical

We live in an interesting time, one defined by countless challenges which require every member of our society, to step up to do their part. Everyone has a role to play. Whether you’re the Head of State, Prime Minister, Church Minister, matai or just an ordinary villager, each and everyone of us has a responsibility to make this a better place to live.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor In its proper context, Heather du Plessis comes from the racial background of the Boer War between her Dutch ancestral migrants in South Africa, and the British settlers seeking colonial domination of the original people of South Africa.

Dear Editor, Re: Waste of money Faleolo inter-Samoa flights - They flew the American Samoan airlines from Faleolo because the aircraft were too big to land at Fagali’i. Polynesian airlines eventually re-opened Fagali’i as their planes were the perfect size for the runway there.

Re: Like Malaysia Yes, Samoa is definitely going to become the next Malaysia or even Indonesia, the most racist against Chinese ethnicity in the Pacific. Taking money from China and discriminate against Chinese ethnic, borrowed debts for 5 years and now asking the debt to be written off?

Entertainment

Bill Cosby returns to the courtroom after a break at the Montgomery County Courthouse, during his sentencing hearing in Norristown, Pa., Sept. 24, 2018. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prison

Declaring Bill Cosby doesn't deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and helpless to do time behind bars.

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Technology

An H-2B rocket carrying the Kounotori 7 cargo spacecraft lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Kagoshima.

Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

An unmanned Japanese space capsule is headed to the International Space Station filled with cargo including food, experiments and new batteries.

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