A reoccurring problem: A photo taken last week by S.I.G.F.A. members of local alia fishermen moored to the Apia F.A.D. putting stress on the device.

Alarm bell sounded over abuse of fish aggregating devices

The Samoa international Game Fishing Association (S.I.G.F.A) has sounded the alarm about the abuse and misuse of Fishing Aggregating Devices (F.A.D) by  some local fishermen. The alarm was sounded by the President of S.I.G.F.A, Poao Frances Hansell, who is calling on the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (M.A.F) to investigate the issue. They have provided pictures for evidence. 

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GERMANS IN SAMOA PROJECT: Kasia Renae Cook.

A woman on a mission

Kasia Renae Cook.  Remember that name if you live in Samoa and are of German descent. She is a remarkable woman, an educated woman, and she is on a mission. No. Not the kind of mission you might be thinking.

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DEVELOPING BETTER INTEGRITY OF DATA: Mandria Sua and Minerva Ta’avao, N.U.S. staff behind the report.

University data to inform decision makers

The National University of Samoa (N.U.S) is continuing to use data to inform decision making, with the recent release of its second statistical digest and the promise of another one in December.

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World

The coffin of a victim of the capsized MV Nyerere passenger ferry is laid into a grave during a mass burial ceremony on Ukara Island, Tanzania.

Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

Relatives wept in grief on Sunday at the mass burial in Tanzania of many of the 224 people who drowned when a ferry in capsized on Lake Victoria. Colorfully painted coffins were lined up to go into graves on Ukara Island. Grieving family members places wreaths of flowers on the coffins.

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In this photo provided by Mehr News Agency, an Iranian army member carries away a child from a shooting scene during a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 2

Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade

Iran's president on Sunday accused an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 60, further raising regional tensions.

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Sport

Team Samoa.

Tennis Samoa first equal with N.Z. at Oceania Champs

The 5th Oceania Tennis Championships 2018 sponsored by Invest Samoa came to a close on Saturday 8th September 2018 after 6 days of competition. 

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Britain's Anthony Joshua, left, and Russia's Alexander Povetkin pose during the weigh-in at the Business Design Centre in London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin are due to fight for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titl

Joshua weighs in 11 kilograms heavier than Povetkin

Anthony Joshua has weighed in about 11 kilograms heavier than Alexander Povetkin ahead of their heavyweight title fight in London.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…A four-year-old girl was terribly hurt in a car accident and going to die—unless the doctors quickly found a person with her same rare blood type who was willing to give her their blood. Then they discovered the girl’s seven-year-old brother had the same blood type as her.

Editorial

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Tiavea Airport. Is this a repeat of the failure that is the Satitoa Wharf?

What is going on in Samoa today? What is with the Government’s obsession for these multi-million-tala projects we know will only end up being white elephants, while many poor people of this country continue to suffer from poverty and untold hardship?

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, We took a group of visitors from overseas on a sightseeing tour of Upolu on Friday a week ago. Our visitors had been here for a week on business and were to leave that weekend. We started out from Apia and took the road that runs through the Aleisa farmlands, then Lefaga (without diverting to the coast), then Safata, Siumu, Falealili with a stop at Aga Hotel for lunch.

The Samoa Rugby Union has become the official laughing stock of world rugby, for those who give a hoot. For the great majority, who cares? It’s just another strange, incompetent bad joke of a day at the Samoa Rugby Union office.

Re: Samoa, China agree to further cooperation Subjecting Samoa’s freedom for China’s economic developments in Samoa can be detrimental down the road as they inject more money to finance these projects that we don’t need.

Entertainment

In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, photo The Huntington's senior paintings conservator, Christina O'Connell, examines

Art's iconic 'Blue Boy' gets major 250th birthday makeover

"Blue Boy" is getting a long-awaited makeover, and the public can watch as one of the world's most recognizable paintings gets a little nip here, a nice tuck there and some splashes of fresh paint (blue presumably) just in time for the eternally youthful adolescent to mark his 250th birthday.

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Technology

FILE -This March 29, 2017 file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia.  British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for broadcaster Sky, on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators.

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