“What corruption?”

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi yesterday rejected allegations of corruption within the Government and the public service. “Where is the proof? What corruption are you talking about?” Tuilaepa demanded. The Prime Minister was speaking in Parliament during the discussion of the Supplementary Budget at the T.A.T.T.E. Building. He was responding to the claim made by Salega M.P., Olo Fiti Va’ai, who said one of the biggest problems in the Government today is corruption.

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SALARIES INCREASE QUESTIONED: M.P. Sulamanaia Tauiliili Tuivasa.

M.P. queries salary increases

Member of Parliament for Vaimauga Sasae, Sulamanaia Tauiliili Tuivasa, yesterday questioned why salary increase for public servants has been included in the Supplementary Budget. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Sulamanaia called on the Minister of Finance Sili Epa Tuioti to explain why the increase was not part of the main budget.

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DIRECTOR OF EMANCIPATOR: Jens van Tricht from Netherlands.

Changing masculinity views can address problem

Violence in general can be prevented by changing mindsets in men about masculinity and getting them to become part of the solution.

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FILE - In this May 2, 2017 file photo, Damaso Lopez, a leader in Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, is escorted by police after his capture at an upscale apartment building in Mexico City.

Witness: El Chapo's wife was in on plans for prison escape

The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman played a key role in his infamous 2015 escape from prison through a tunnel dug into the shower of his cell, a witness tesified Wednesday at the kingpin's U.S. trial.

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd gathered to attend the Angelus noon prayer he recited from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican.

Amid wall debate, pope says fear of migration makes us crazy

Pope Francis said Wednesday that fear of migration is "making us crazy" as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north.

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United States' Serena Williams reacts after losing a point to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbei

1 point away, Serena stunned by Pliskova at Australian Open

Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals.

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Mahonri Schwalger (green hat) at Rugby Academy Samoa training.

Schwalger: overseas opportunities best pathway to Manu Samoa

Former Manu Samoa captain and hooker Mahonri Schwalger is working to develop the best young rugby talents in the country and get them opportunities overseas, as executive director of Rugby Academy Samoa.

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Govt. applauded for hydro power

The Government has in the last two weeks been commissioning hydro power plants on both Upolu and Savai’i as it continues the push to become 100 percent reliant on renewable energy by 2025. Our reporter Yolanda Lavatai went and met members of the public to get their views on the issue.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Have you ever been lost? If you travel to another country for the first time, getting lost can be frustrating and discouraging. Imagine you have just arrived in London, England and want to go to a certain place in that great city.

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When dangerous criminals run amok, what’s the point of having laws?

Listen up folks. This Government needs to stop meddling with other people’s business and concentrate on doing its job so the people of this country are protected from harm.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Regarding: Business support lifting the minimum wage There you are the good people of the nation! The cracks are starting to appear in the latest claim by the honourable Prime Minister of the country aiming the pendulum to swing the wrong direction.

Re: P.M. and villager leaders Wendy, you will remain confused if you jump to conclusions. Nowhere in the report does it say the mayors are the last word in the village. The P.M. did not elevate the mayors as the head of the villages.

Re: P.M. and village chiefs “Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi has challenged Village Mayors not to be afraid of making hard decision – even if it is against paramount chiefs.”

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This image released by Fox Searchlight Films shows Olivia Colman in a scene from the film

Oscar nods honor 'Roma,' 'The Favourite,' 'Black Panther'

Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination.

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In this photo taken on Nov. 6, 2018, Senator Elio Lannutti attends a Senate session in Rome.

Italy senator apologizes for tweet citing anti-Semitic text

A senator with Italy's governing 5-Star Movement has apologized for a tweet citing a century-old anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, which he later deleted.

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