Samoa College teachers and students explore Red Flower Lake.

Samoa College group begins tour of China

A group of students and teachers from Samoa College have arrived in Huizhou city in China’s central Guangdong province to begin a 12-day education exchange programme. The programme will run from September 18-29 and is themed “Discover Huizhou: A tour of Friendship between Chinese and Samoan Youngsters”.

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Samoa Police Service.

Father charged with murder in son’s death

The Police are investigating the death of a man who allegedly died after he was beaten by his 58-year-old father. The incident was confirmed in a Police weekly update posted on their Facebook page. The 35-year-old man is from Vaitele fou and Safotu, Savai’i.

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Chamber of Commerce CEO Hobart Vaai with September members meeting speakers; Letuimanu'asina Dr Emma Kruse Vaai and Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai.

Tofilau shares secrets to business success

A workplace with high ‘meaning quotient’ is imperative for any business to prosper. It’s one of the key ingredients in the recipe for success, says the Managing Director of Samoa Stationery and Books (S.S.A.B), Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai.

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World

The Kremlin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information about the Israeli air raid that triggered the Syrian fire and led to the plane's loss. (AP Photo/Marina Lystseva)

Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, flanked by his wife Ri Sol Ju, second from left, bids farewell to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, at Samjiyon airport, in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. A be

UN chief: No inter-Korean success without US-NKorea success

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that negotiations between the two Koreas won't be successful unless there is simultaneous success in U.S.-North Korean negotiations to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

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Sport

Rieko Ioane celebrates his try. New Zealand All Blacks v South Africa Springboks. Rugby Championship test match. Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. Saturday 15 September 2018.

Winger Ioane signs new 4-year deal with NZ Rugby

All Blacks winger Rieko Ioane has agreed a new four-year contract with New Zealand Rugby. The 21-year-old Ioane, who has scored 18 tries in his 18 tests, has signed through 2022 in a deal worth several million dollars.

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Boxers, Britain's Anthony Joshua, left, and Russia's Alexander Povetkin pose for photographers with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, centre, after a press conference at Wembley stadium in London, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Joshua and Povetkin are due to fight

Joshua back 'home' to face Povetkin for heavyweight titles

This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his whirlwind boxing journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion. Deontay Wilder should have been the opponent, Las Vegas potentially the venue.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…A young man was discouraged and depressed about the problems he was going through. His wise father asked him: “Son, have you ever gone through a tunnel?” “Yes,” his son answered. His father continued, “When you were in the tunnel, did you think the sun no longer existed?” “No, of course not,” said the young man.

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Election talks, outstanding taxes and that helicopter

It’s a rare story but it’s true. Days before the General Election in March 2016, the Government couldn’t contain its excitement about a certain company that had mysteriously moved from Tonga to Samoa.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Helicopter owners owes govt. I figured that was wrong with this helicopter. The reason why the government is holding the helicopter for tax payment that the owner owed to the government of Samoa.

Dear Editor Re: Living needs Rubbish again. Nobody is making judgment is whether you eat elegi or T-bone steak at home every other day. The same counter to those moronic arguments that if one wants to change policies then maybe they ought to go to Parliament instead of pulpit.

Dear Editor, Re: Cryptocurrency scams Authorities all over the world have been cracking down on the multi-billion dollar, multi-national pseudo-cryptocurrency scam, Onecoin/ OneLife Network, from Bulgaria. China has arrested 119 Onecoin promoters and in June prosecuted 98 of those (33 are now serving 3 to 5 years IN PRISON for Ponzi/ pyramid fraud). In total, around 150 Onecoin scam promoters have been arrested in 8 countries on 3 continents.

Entertainment

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2004 file photo, Arthur Mitchell, co-founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem appears in New York. Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on t

Arthur Mitchell, pioneering black ballet dancer, dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died. He was 84.

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Technology

Amazon is displayed on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite. European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Wednesday Sept. 19, 2018 (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FILE)

EU opens investigation into how Amazon uses data

European authorities said Wednesday they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant's treatment of smaller merchants on its website.

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