Govt. moves to amend the Constitution

The Government is seeking to amend the Constitution to add three new members to the Judicial Service Commission (J.S.C.). Currently J.S.C. comprises the Chief Justice, the Attorney General and a representative of the Ministry of Justice. 

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READY TO BOARD: Senara Taulelei, her son Solomona Taulelei and Digicel Samoa C.E.O. Farid Mohammed. Photo / Supplied.

Young man takes mother on the trip of a lifetime

Solomona Tavita is one lucky man. He is heading to Cardiff, Wales, next week to watch Samoa’s world heavyweight champion, Lupesoliai Joseph Parker, take on Anthony Joshua.

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Man pleads guilty to attempted murder

A man from Aele, who is facing a charge of attempted murder, has changed his plea to guilty. Oge Kigi changed his plea during a hearing before Supreme Court Justice Vui Clarence Nelson.

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Chinese journalists film Chinese President Xi Jinping casts his ballot during a plenary session of China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Chinese Communist Party's move to exert direct control over state broadca

Communist Party will regulate China's media, film industry

Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs.

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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on his return from a trip to New Hampshire. Former Playboy model Karen McDougal apologized to Melania Trump for a 10-month affair sh

Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex

A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money after the first time they had sex.

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TENNIS DEVELOPMENT: “We are going to work very closely with the Samoa Association to find a way to maximise these facilities from national point of view to international point of view, which is international events.”

International Tennis Federation members visit Samoa

Two representatives of the International Tennis Federation (I.T.F.) visited Samoa Tennis Association at the Apia Park Tennis Court earlier this week. They were International Tennis Federation Manager of Training Centers and Events, Frank Couraud, and Development Officer for Pacific Oceania, Garry Purcell.

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Women’s rugby tournament is back

The Samoa Rugby Union 2018 National Women’s Sevens Series is back. It’s set to kick off on 24 March at Apia Park. 

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Street Talk

N.Z. govt. urged to change law

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is standing by her country’s immigration laws requiring Samoans to go through a stringent screening process to obtain a visa to visit New Zealand. This is despite the two countries sharing a Treaty of Friendship. Do you think this is fair? Reporter, Nefertiti Matatia, asked the public in today’s Street Talk and this is what they said:

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…There was a young married couple who really struggled to make enough money just to live on. One day the husband took all their money and bought a small service station. His wife Jane did not think this was a smart, good investment.


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Truth, customary lands and what the Constitution tells us to do

The truth will eventually be revealed. That much we know. Whether that happens in this lifetime or the next, the fact is the truth cannot be hidden forever.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The reality in our country and its government is that the main cause of all problems that we are facing right now is because of our system of government.

Re: How conflicts are resolved Let me start first, I’m from Falefa. My first recommendation before we roll out our conversation is to keep above the belt not below.

Re: Doping awareness Yes, so what are they doing to help Iuniarra Sipaia with her road to recovery?


Queen Latifah, left, and her mother Rita Owens attend VH1's

Queen Latifah's mom, Rita Owens, has died

Queen Latifah is mourning the death of her mother. In a statement, the singer and actress says Rita Owens died Wednesday after struggling with a heart condition for many years.

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Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. The budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by U.S. technology companies but stored

Budget bill likely would end Supreme Court email search case

The budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by American technology companies but stored on servers overseas.

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