Aveau Niko Palamo.

Games Director quits

The Director of the 2019 Pacific Games Committee, Aveau Niko Palamo, has resigned. The resignation comes nine months before the opening ceremony of the Games scheduled for 7 July 2019. Aveau’s resignation was confirmed by the Chairman of the Pacific Games Committee and Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio.

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Students from Lepea Primary School looking at the Garden toilet model.

Government marks Toilet Day

Samoa marked National Toilet Day by launching two garden toilets at Lepa and Saleaula. The toilets make up 10 garden toilets already launched in Upolu and Savai’i.

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Tuilaepa Eti Faolotoi receives his certificate from Minister for Commerce, Industry and Labour, Lautafi Selafi Purcell.

Directors get competency certificate

Nine of 15 Directors who successfully completed the professional programme for Directors’ course were awarded certificates of competence in directorship yesterday. 

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World

Security personnel on the back of a truck wait to be paid at Rita Flynn Netball Centre in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.. Opposition lawmaker Bryan Kramer said disgruntled police and prison guards stormed Papua New Guinea’s Parlia

Police storm Papua New Guinea Parliament for APEC summit pay

Disgruntled police, military and prison guards stormed Papua New Guinea's Parliament on Tuesday in a violent pay dispute stemming from an international summit hosted by the impoverished South Pacific island nation over the weekend, a lawmaker said.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping waves upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila.

Xi: Talks on pact to avoid sea clashes could end in 3 years

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday negotiations between Beijing and Southeast Asian nations on a nonaggression pact to prevent clashes in the disputed South China Sea could be concluded in three years and promised that any differences will be dealt with peacefully.

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Sport

MANU SINA SHOWING HOW IT’S DONE: The Manu Sina laying down the law against Tonga in their game yesterday.

Manu Sina thrash Tonga at Oceania Championship

Samoa had a 66-7 win over Tonga in the second round of the Oceania Womens’ Rugby Championship in Lautoka, Fiji yesterday. Tonga scored in the opening minutes when Manu Sina knocked on at the kickoff, and they rumbled over to take an early 0-7 lead.

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Tonga’s Obadaiah Paea drives at the American Samoa defence during their 71-70 loss at the FIBA Polynesian Cup yesterday.

Tonga lose 71-70, but their presence alone is a win

The Tonga men’s national basketball team lost their opening game of the FIBA Polynesian Cup, but the greater victory was the fact they got on the court at all.

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Street Talk

Public condemn attempted attack on P.M. Tuilaepa

Attempts by two unidentified men, who tried to attack Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi in Brisbane, Australia on Wednesday night has shocked the nation and triggered condemnation from various fronts. Our reporter Yolanda Lavata’i speaks to the public to get their views on the issue.

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Atonio Sua, 32

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Carol Roger, 20

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Figoa Mailata, 45

Vaitele Fou

Fiumalosi Fereti, 40

Vaitele Uta

Lina Tofaino, 45

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Maliko Sagote, 40

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Pita Ah Leong, 43

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…28 June, 1997 was the date of the famous “Bite Fight” between world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. During the fight, Tyson completely lost control of his anger and actually bit off part of Holyfield’s ear!

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Agritourism Park: A genius idea or another waste of money?

Listen up good folks. In the Sunday Samoan of 18th November 2018, a series of stories about agritourism were published. A central theme of the stories is the Government’s plan to open an Agritourism Park, taking up 10 acres at Nu’u, and the reaction from members of the community.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Enlightening Samoa You’re wrong again about Christianity Wendy! Christian Faith has Great Good News for Life on Earth and Life Beyond Death. And it’s a Promise and Invitation for Everyone.

Re: P.M. to launch Human Resource Institute About time too! There has long been a need for acknowledgement of the Human Resource function in Samoa. The institute has a big task ahead and I wish them well!

Re: Online transactions can be hacked U.S. system, no one can touch other’s computer because she/he has owned password to open and close it.

Entertainment

Rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, performs during the Philipp Plein women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy.

Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine arrested on racketeering charges

The rapper known as Tekashi 6ix9ine was in federal custody Monday awaiting a Manhattan court appearance on racketeering charges alleging that he participated in the July shooting of a bystander in Brooklyn and the gunpoint robbery of his gang's rivals last spring.

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Technology

Henry Hailey, 10, plays the online game Fortnite in the early morning hours in the basement of his Chicago home.

Limiting screen time for your kid? It's harder than it looks

It is Saturday morning, and 10-year-old Henry Hailey is up at the crack of dawn. Still in PJs, his microphone-equipped headphones glowing blue in the dim basement, he fixates on the popular online game "Fortnite" on a large screen.

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