WRONG TERMINOLOGY BUT CORRECT DECISION: Assistant Commissioner of Samoa Prisons and Correction Services, Ulugia Sauafea Aumua, said the use of termination is unfortunate by they stand by their decision to let her go.

Woman disputes her “termination” letter

A former employee of Samoa Prisons and Correction Services has expressed disgust at the way her services were “terminated” when she reached the retirement age of 55.

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COCOA INDUSTRY EXPANDS TO APIA: Samoan Cocoa to help with families financially.

Driving lucrative cocoa market

When it comes to the cocoa industry, the owners of Savai’i Koko, Tupa’i Sale’imoa and his wife Rosie Vaai have big plans. 

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WORKING HAND IN HAND: Mike Mahendra, Verona Parker and Luatua Setefano.

Bringing you Parker’s next fight

The upcoming Lupesoliai Joseph Parker world title defense fight against Hughie Fury is coming to a TV3 near you thanks to Taula Beverages.

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World

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Australian Governor General Peter Cosgrove toast during a lunch reception for Australian and U.S. military servicemen and women at Admiralty House in Sydney, Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

Pence said that while the Trump administration had pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it still considered its bilateral trade deal with Australia to be a "model" and a "win-win" for both countries.

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Cars line up at at a gas station in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Pyongyang drivers scramble as gas stations limit services

Car users in Pyongyang are scrambling to fill up their tanks as gas stations begin limiting services or even closing amid concerns of a spreading shortage.

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Sport

ALL BLACK EVERYTHING: Fuimaono Hugo Betham (center) with the B.B.E Vaiala Team.

B.B.E. backs champion team

Behind every good team, is a great sponsor.  

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Samoa’s Women’s Cricket Team.

Samoa’s Women’s Cricket Team ready for the International Cricket Council (ICC) East Asia Pacific

Samoa will compete in the International Cricket Council (ICC) and East Asia Pacific (EAP) Women’s trophy that will be held in Japan from the 26th April to the 5th May 2017.

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Street Talk

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…A successful man said: “Success is mostly about failing.” What we don’t know about the world’s most successful people is the many times they failed before they finally succeeded.

Editorial

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Aid, contradictions and conflicts of interest

Think about this for a minute. Without aid and hand outs from all corners of the world, where will Samoa be today? What are we to do when aid stops?

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Domo arigatou gozaimasu I live in the Tanoaleia/Vaivaseuta area and water quality used to be a big problem. A 25 micron fibre filter will clog with sediment and sludge with ‘clean’ water running, in one week.

Dear Editor, It’s been interesting to read a number of issues covered in the paper lately and thought I’d comment of a few things: Government Debt A number of comments in Letters to the Editor this week caught the eye.

Dear Editor, Re: The church and Samoa today I think, it is the first faifeau who came with his bible and told the people of Samoa that there is a saying in the bible called FREE WILL.

Entertainment

Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

With tears, tattoos, Prince fans remember him a year later

For Prince fans, the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose is a time for sadness and celebration.

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Technology

Pennsylvania State Police investigate the scene where Steve Stephens, the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook, was found shot dead in Erie. Pa.

Funeral services held for Ohio victim of Facebook killer

Funeral services have been held for a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was posted on Facebook.

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