Chief Executive Officer of M.N.R.E., Ulu Bismark Crawley.

Reclaimed land belongs to Govt

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.) says all reclaimed land belongs to the state and that position is clear under the law.  Chief Executive Officer of M.N.R.E., Ulu Bismark Crawley, said this when confirming the dispute with Salelologa resident Matamua Samuela over land possessed using provisions of the Taking of Land Act to extend the Salelologa wharf. 

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“DANCING IS CULTURE, IDENTITY AND BIRTHRIGHT”: Gagaeolo Palepua Manu Aoete Apelu - one of the founding members of the Samoa Teachers’ Cultural Group in 1972.

Samoan cultural identity in danger

Indigenous Samoan cultural identity expressed through dance is in danger of being lost due to the lack of commitment and pride by its current practitioners.

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READY FOR THE SHOW: Representing Krissy is Sam Yip of Mellow Foods, the Krissy Company’s Auckland agent and distributor.

Samoan coconut cream, Palusami at Food show

Samoa’s Krissy Company is taking four of its food products to the Auckland Food Show. 

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Syrian soldiers stand guard at their military post overlooking the Damascus-Aleppo highway in the central Syrian town of Rastan, Homs province. Photo/AP

Displaced Syrians march close to Israel; airstrike kills 10

Dozens of Syrians displaced by a government offensive marched toward the Israel-occupied Golan Heights in a rare peaceful protest on Tuesday, shortly after a suspected Russian airstrike hit a school serving as a shelter in southwestern Syria, killing at least 10 people, according to activists.

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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of the press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki.

Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling

Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Usain Bolt (Fifa98) Exhibition match between France98 and FIFA98 at Paris La Defense Arena, Paris, France on 12 June 2018.Copyright photo: panoramic / www.photosport.nz

FFA cool on Usain Bolt's A-League bid

 Football Federation Australia has responded cautiously to reports Usain Bolt hopes to play for the Central Coast Mariners in the A-League.

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Joshua title defense to be streamed on new service

Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title defense against Alexander Povetkin will be aired on the streaming platform DAZN on Sept. 22 as part of the U.S. debut of the service, promoters announced Tuesday.

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Public speak on vaccines controversy

The death of two one-year-old babies last Friday following their vaccination at Savai’i has led to independent investigations by authorities and galvanized debate throughout the nation. Health experts have come out defending vaccinations while urging patience until the inquiries are completed. The public was asked if they have confidence in the health system and the health of their children.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Bram Stoker was a successful theatre manager in England during Queen Victoria’s reign. Everybody who knew him said he was one of the most easy-going, kindest men they knew.

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Education has the power to change the future

We’ve been saying this for sometime now, but we will say it again. Looking at a lot of our problems in Samoa today, what the people of this country really need are jobs and more income generating opportunities. In other words, they need money.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: MMR Vaccine & Samoa EPI Program It has been over a week since the tragic and sad events in Safotu and my deepest condolences to the families. It is imperative that the Ministry of Health completes its full investigations soon and be able to make an official statement to allay the public’s fears.

Dear Editor, The E.F.K.S. ministers should pay their tax as all other faifeaus are paying taxes. The Bible says “submit to the law of the land.” The Bible also talks about submitting to your leaders.

Re: Truth in politics and Samoa today Malo Wendy. I thought before your truth is too small, now I doubt if there is any truth at all in what you believe in.

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Bask in the effervescent insanity of 'Mamma Mia 2'

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again " is a wholly ridiculous movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. It's the kind of movie that feels and sounds like a summer vacation should: Fizzy, lively, low-stakes and soundtracked by ABBA.

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Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.

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