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Driver charged over child’s death

The driver of a bus that killed a 15-year-old boy last Friday has been charged with negligence driving causing death. The Ministry of Police confirmed this yesterday. “The incident occurred at around 7pm to 8pm on Friday night,” the Police said in a statement.

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Ana Faatoia, from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office said businesses should keep their staff at the heart of their disaster resilience planning.

Local businesses learn post-disaster strategies

The Samoa Chamber of Commerce has gathered nearly hundred businesses to learn how to prepare themselves before a natural disaster affects their business.

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GENEVA BOUND: Shelley Burich of the Samoa Cancer Society.

Cancer Society Chief wins scholarship to Geneva

The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa Cancer Society (S.C.S.), Shelley Burich, has been awarded a Framework Convention Alliance (F.C.A.) scholarship to be part of the 8th Session of the Conference of the Parties (C.O.P.8) to the W.H.O. Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (W.H.O. F.C.T.C.). 

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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

The successful smiles of the competitors after prize giving with their medals and trophy picture here with the Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio. Photos / EMD.

Leififi College overall weightlifting champs

Leififi College has won the overall M.E.S.C. Inter Schools Weightlifting Competition. Seven colleges participated in this year’s competition including the Papauta Girls College and Faleata College.

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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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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

NBC shows host Tyra Banks, left, with Shin Lim, winner of this season's

'America's Got Talent' finale gives boost to NBC

"America's Got Talent" ended its summer run last week with the most-watched entertainment programs on television since May, although its popularity dipped this summer.

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Technology

Systrom said in a statement that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram’s chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few weeks and take time off “to explore our curiosity and creativity again.” (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation.

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