Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on their arrival in Suva, Fiji, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day eight of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth,Pool)

Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in hot Fiji for 3-day visit

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by hundreds of flag-waving well-wishers on Tuesday after arriving in Fiji for a three-day visit as part of their tour of the South Pacific. School children in uniform and people of all ages lined the streets and waved both British Union Jack and Fijian flags as Prince Harry and Meghan's motorcade drove past.

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Samoa Police Service.

Vehicle reversed into girl, killing her instantly

A one-year-old girl died at Lotopa last Friday as a result of a freaky incident where she was run over when a vehicle at home was reversed into her. The driver has been charged with negligent driving causing death. The incident was confirmed by the Police yesterday.

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ACCOMMODATION PLANS SET: Tutuila Farao and Falefata Hele Matatia.

Pacific Games athletes to stay in hotels

Samoa is setting a legacy when it comes to accommodation for athletes and officials who will be attending the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia next year. For the first time in the 55 year old history of the Games, athletes and officials will not be staying in a Games Village instead accommodation will be outsourced to the private sector, which includes hotels and private homes.

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Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, center, and Jordan's King Abdullah II second left, attend the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi investment forum opens, clouded by writer's death

A high-profile economic forum in Saudi Arabia began on Tuesday in Riyadh, with the crown prince making a brief public appearance at the kingdom's first major event since the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, right, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

China-US ties sinking amid acrimony over trade, politics

"Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current bitter tone of discourse between the countries.

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Manu Samoa coach’s mission begins

Manu Samoa’s new coach, Steve Jackson, remains focussed on the job. Despite the controversy, politics and hurt feelings surrounding the appointment of the Manu Samoa coaching role, Jackson, who met with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi yesterday (see story), remains optimistic.

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Then there is the economical factor in exposing the Big Island as a tourism destination and ideal for business investment.

Pacific Games 2019 box on in Savai’i

On the heels of the successful Miss Samoa Pageant staged in Savaii two months ago, the 2019 Pacific Games Organising Committee is following suit banking on the outpour of support from the Big Island to deliver one of the best international sporting event to be staged on the Big Island.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Queen Victoria was one of England’s most popular rulers, with the Victorian era being named for her. She was one of the richest, most powerful women in the world.

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Vile crimes, shocking deaths and sadness in Samoa today

For such a small country, the amount of deaths reported by the Police on a weekly basis – including crime-related deaths - is quite high. It’s disturbing. So much so you cannot help but ask the question; what is happening in Samoa today? You see gone are the days where these incidents were a rarity.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I refer to the above matter, which was reported in your Sunday paper on the 14 October 2018 and also as an editorial feature on the 18th October 2018. This is to provide a response on further clarifications sought from your paper on the subject matter.

Re: Games athletes laud Samoa’s preparations I agree with where Samoa athletes can do their training while Samoa is getting ready for the Pacific Game next year. Overseas facilities can help prepare them for the Pacific Games.

Dear Editor, Re: Fairness, $2.6 million of unpaid water bills and the sacking of coach Fuimaono I applaud the Parliamentary committee too. It does show that the parliament (H.R.P.P.-dominated legislative branch) is not a rubber-stamp for the H.R.P.P.-led executive branch.

Entertainment

Samoan superstar Roman Reigns reveals battle with leukaemia

Samoan superstar and W.W.E. champion Roman Reigns has revealed he's been diagnosed with leukaemia - and has been fighting the disease for 11 years. 

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Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe speak during the Oculus 2 conference in Los Angeles.

Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe joins exodus from Facebook

A co-founder of Facebook's virtual-reality division is joining the exodus of executives to leave the company after striking it rich in lucrative sales of their startups.

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