N.U.S VICE CHANCELLOR: Fui Dr. Asofou So.o. Photo / Misiona Simo.

N.U.S. improves bank balance to $1.5 million in 2016

The National University of Samoa (N.U.S.) finished 2016 in a stronger financial position and had $1.5 million in its bank account compared to $173,000 the previous year. The university’s strong financial position and access funds were highlighted in the official statistical digest report. 

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Milroy gets Samoa into sailing championships

All the way from Moto’otua Leifi’ifi, Jordon Milroy represented Samoa at the Para World Sailing Championships in the United States recently where he was placed 35th out of 38. 

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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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World

FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media in Berlin. Prime Minister Ardern is visiting New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly and has announced a number of high-profile media intervi

Admired abroad, New Zealand leader faces hurdles at home

Last Thursday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the high-profile interviews she'd be doing this week in New York, where she's attending the U.N. General Assembly.

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President Donald Trump answers a reporters question about Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque at the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at U.N. Headquarters. (AP Photo/E

Trump says Dems using 'con game' to sink Kavanaugh court bid

President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a "con game" to try scuttling Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, saying she herself conceded she was "totally inebriated and all messed up."

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Sport

Anthony Joshua celebrates defeating Alexander Povetkin to retained his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight boxing titles, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Wembley Stadium in London. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

'We want Wilder': Team Joshua eager to fix unification fight

No sooner had Anthony Joshua brutally dispatched another pretender to his heavyweight titles than attention turned to who the British fighter would face next as he seeks to clean up boxing's most glamorous division.

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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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Think a Minute

Think a minute...The worst shooting massacre in America’s history took place on the campus of Virginia Tech University. A student named Cho Seung-Hui went on a shooting spree killing 32 people before committing suicide.

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Senior politicians and the issue of conflict of interest

Two weeks ago, a story titled “$3.57 million contract awarded for new airport” was published on the front page of the Sunday Samoan. It certainly raised a few eyebrows. Firstly, very little has been said about the Tia’vea Airport project, certainly from the Government that is.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Let me reply in short Diana Pai as obviously you are of Chinese descendant. 1. You may have notice you’re allowed to say anything you wan to say free of charge. You don’t get to go to prison for disagreeing. 2. Most of the foreign exchange we are getting from our aigas overseas or earn through the little and limited trade our poor country is earning is being remitted to China to keep the Chinese businesses operating in the country.

Dear Editor I wish to correct a misinterpretation/misquote by your reporter in an article titled “Magiagi church dedicates $500,000 Pastor’s house” in the Sunday Samoan. Your story said that: While there was success in terms of raising funds, Tupuivao revealed that there were many who could not put up with the pressure of the project and left.

Re: Confucius institute in Samoa We are a Christian Nation, Confucius ideologies are different, and mostly oppose Christian values. This is like establishing a new church in Samoa from a different approach. How smart is that for the Chinese Govt. to use these developments confuse our Govt/HRPP and our people.

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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