PROUD MOMENT: Owners of Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows, La’auli Alan Grey and Marina Grey at the opening of the property on Beach Road yesterday.

SAMOA’S HOTEL - Congratulations Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s

She is back. The grand old lady of the South Pacific, Aggie Grey’s Hotel, returned last night as Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows. 

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THANK YOU: Ambassador of Japan to Samoa Tuimaugaoalii Kazumasa Shibuta. The contract signed by P.M. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and Ambassador Tuimaugaoalii Shibuta.

Govt. gets $4.3m grant

Samoa received a grant of US$1.9million (T$4.3m) yesterday from the government of Japan.

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Francis Vaigalepa (far left) and his family.

Samoa celebrates World Press Freedom Day

To commemorate World Press Freedom Day, U.N.E.S.C.O, F.A.O and U.N.D.P, in partnership with the School of Media and Journalism of the National University of Samoa, organised a seminar that brought together Communication Officers from government ministries and media representatives.  

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World

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Trump's mention of 'woman's card' draws backlash

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that Hillary Clinton is playing "the woman's card" has drawn intense backlash, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media.

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A man watches a TV news program showing a file footage of North Korea's rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).

Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail

North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.

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Sport

DISTRIBUTION: Sataua Community and the Just Play team with the football gears.

‘Just Play’ reaches far corners of Savai’i

At the completion of a weeklong training for teachers and volunteers leading up to the implementation of Just Play in Savai’i, the Just play team visited the pilot primary schools in Asau and Savai’i West to provide and distribute equipments for this programme.

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OVERCOMING THE ODDS: Feagaiga Stowers during the Commonwealth Youth Games last year

A star in the making

“Overcoming abuse doesn’t just happen; it takes positive steps every day. Let today be the day you start to move forward,” Assunta Harris.

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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…Successful country singer Lonzo Green was visiting his relatives. His teenage nephew Jim and all his friends gathered in Jim’s house to meet his famous uncle. But there was one quiet 15-year-old boy whom Jim’s parents would not allow to come inside their house.

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Great time to be in Samoa

It’s an exciting weekend on the sunny shores of Samoa. There is no doubt about that. With hundreds of visitors congregating here for one reason or another, it’s great that there is something for everyone.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, In any other country, targeted crimes against a particular group of people based on religious beliefs, or skin colour would be considered a hate crime.

Ali’i ta’ilo Terry, Having just read your brilliant and sensitive piece about the Grey Family and the opening of the new Sheraton Aggie Grey’s Hotel on Beach Road stopped me in my tracks.

Dear Editor, We would like to respond to your letter to the Editor of the Samoa Observer titled “About that health warning” written by W.W. It is a concern that the issue raised is not as straightforward as stated in your article.

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Entertainment

Singer Marco Antonio Solis receives the Lifetime Achievement Award, during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias took home seven awards apiece, including six shared awards for their hit duet "El Perdon," at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami.

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Technology

Billionaire investor Icahn has sold his stake in Apple, citing concerns about the giant tech company's prospects in China.(AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)

Carl Icahn sells Apple stake, citing China worries

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his stake in Apple, citing concerns about the giant tech company's prospects in China.

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