WINNER: Tini Lapaalii Alama (left) won the  Half Marathon staged at Lalomanu yesterday. Many local athletes made the trip to the South east coast to compete in a Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and 3kms. It was also pleasing to see a lot of tourists turning up to run a race and earn a medal while on holiday in Samoa.

School’s Science Fair launched

Bluesky Samoa, the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E) yesterday launched the School’s Science Fair. The theme of this year’s Fair is “Living With Climate Change.” The Fair will kick off on 28 July ending on the 26th of September 2014. Pictured here are representatives from Bluesky, M.E.S.C, M.N.R.E and students during the launch yesterday. Details in tomorrow’s edition.

The long-awaited reboot of the $250million a year Pacific Ava Industry may not happen as quickly as hoped, with an appeal being lodged in the German Court.

Savai’i: A surfer’s paradise

Aganoa Beach Lodge in Savai’i was the place to be at last week as it hosted the first of many more to come Grom Games Events in perfect 6 to 8ft surf.

RECOVERY OPERATION: American Samoa offi cials work to bring ashore the body of a boy found near the crash site. Photo: Samoa News

A young man has died while his father is still missing after a private jet crashed in American Samoa on Wednesday night.

WE ARE DOING OUR JOB: Chief Censor Lei’ataua Niuapu Lei’ataua.

The Chief Censor, Lei’ataua Niuapu Lei’ataua, has defended the Film Control Board’s decision to ban a comedy movie called “Sex Tape” from being screened in Samoa.

THE NEW TREE OF LIFE: Acting Prime Minister, Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo, accepts a cheque of US$12,240 (T$29,000) from the sales of a Samoan breadfruit cultivar as a result of a landmark benefit-sharing agreement entered into six years ago. The cheque was presented by Dr Diane Ragone, the Director of the Hawaii-based Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (N.T.B.G) earlier this week. The money is the result of two years of tree sales.

“We now have the means to produce and distribute millions of breadfruit trees for tree planting projects in the tropics, where hunger and lack of food sustainability are prevalent.”

Leslie Kohlhase (File Photo).

Lei’ataualesa drilled holes in his evidence, casting doubt on its legitimacy and accuracy. In making the case that Kohlhase was not the driver of the Toyota Land Cruiser that night, the lawyer questioned the Police Forensic procedures at the alleged crime scene.

Samoa’s preparations for the third United Nations Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S) conference is not confined to just ensuring the venues are ready.

I.L.O: Marie Fatiaki.

Samoa’s proactive stance against child labour has set it apart from her Pacific neighbours.
So says the International Labour Organisation (I.L.O.) Coordinator of the Sub-Regional Child Labour and Trafficking Programme, Marie Fatiaki.

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