Tuia Paepae Letoa

‘They’re cowards’

They are cowards. That’s how a former student of Avele College and former Member of Parliament, Tuia Paepae Letoa, described the students who claimed to be from Avele College, who issued a death threat to Maluafou students on Facebook.  The threat led to the school being shut yesterday. 

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Local

Leong Weng Choong, Peter Dirou, Shiyuan Bian and Shiyang Li.

Samoa recognised at international gathering

The National University of Samoa (N.U.S) was the venue of a very special event on Monday night.

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ORGANISING COMMITTEE: (front) Tapusoa Fa’afiu, Tofa Lio Foleni, Fio Solo, Lua Solo (back) Fiu Siueva, Alaese Alapati and Pauli Sauaga.

Savai’i revives kilikiti

In Savai’i, they don’t like kilikiti. They absolutely love it.

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World

Israeli Yosef Haim Ben David, center, convicted in the killing of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, arrives to a court in Jerusalem.

Israeli sentenced to life over killing of Palestinian teen

A Jerusalem court on Tuesday handed a life sentence to the main attacker in the killing of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 whose death helped spark a chain of events that led to that year's Gaza war.

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A Kenyan Red Cross personnel and a volunteer console a relative of a victim, at the site of a building collapse in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya: Baby saved from collapsed building after 80 hours

A baby almost six months old was on Tuesday rescued from the rubble of a building that collapsed Friday night, raising hopes that more survivors could still be found even though the death toll rose to 23 and 93 people have been reported missing.

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Sport

Steps towards Paddling Goals

The hot sun and strong winds was no match for the dedicated paddlers from the Samoa Va’a Tasi Kalapu where they had the third race of the year last Saturday.

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Matt Parish

Toa coach has faith in squad

Many have been skeptical about the finalized Toa Samoa squad but for the head coach Matt Parish, he has his reasons.

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Street Talk

Is electricity expensive in Samoa?

The cost of electricity in Samoa remains far too high. So says the Electric Power Corporation’s (E.P.C) new Minister, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang. He has called on the Corporation to make electricity cheaper for all households in Samoa in the next five years.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Some young children were asked this question: “What is a conscience?” A 6-year-old boy said he thought it was “the bad feeling you get when you kick girls and puppies.”

Editorial

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We need a real solution

This is the undeniable truth. Samoa’s economy by any estimation is weak compared to that of our bigger neighbours. Without aid, remittances and tourism, it would have floundered long ago.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, In response to the call for the community to be engaged in terms of the dog problem, I’m really against killing the poor animals. It’s not their fault that they were born in Samoa rather than Canada, Britain, NZ, parts of the US and etc...

Dear Editor, Re: Election petitions withdrawn A true Samoan in reference to cultural practices and traditions does not merit what politicians are doing in today’s world.

Dear Editor, Re: A lot of nonsense from Mr. Seti Afoa In reference to M. Kennedy’s letter about Afoa, it seems like you have a major chip on your shoulder.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

Hulk Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, leaves the courtroom during a break in his trial against Gawker Media in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Hulk Hogan seeks rematch with Gawker, sues over transcript

Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has sued Gawker again, saying the gossip website leaked sealed court documents with a transcript that quoted him making racist remarks.

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Technology

A newly completed Titan rolls off the line at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Miss.

Auto sales hit April record on trucks and SUVs

America's love of trucks and SUVs helped push the auto industry to its best April ever, with most automakers reporting healthy increases.

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