INQUIRY CHAIRMAN: Lopao'o Natanielu Mua.

Chair mum on inquiry

The Chairman of the Special Parliamentary Committee investigating the work of Judges of the Land and Titles Court is remaining tightlipped about the progress of the Inquiry. When the Samoa Observer asked Member of Parliament for Vaisigano No. 1, Lopao’o Natanielu Mua, for an update yesterday, he said he could not comment.

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OUR BOYS IN BLUE: Manu Samoa Team saying enough to violence against women.

Fight against gender based violence

Momentum is slowly but surely being gained in the fight against gender-based violence in Samoa. With the 25th of every month celebrated as ‘Orange Day’ more and more Samoans are getting behind the campaign. 

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U.S.P. will open its gates to the public for its annual Open Day Festivities next month, it was announced during this press conference.

University to open its doors

The University of the South Pacific will open its gates to the public for its annual Open Day Festivities on Friday 19 August 2016.

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World

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Biden says Trump has 'no clue' about needs of middle class

Leveling a blistering attack on Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden put on his rhetorical hat as "middle-class Joe" Wednesday and told Democratic delegates and millions of television viewers that the billionaire businessman "has no clue" about the needs of working-class people or what makes the nation great.

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French riot police guards the street to access the church where an hostage taking left a priest dead in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France, Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

Church attacker nurtured jihad in quiet French town

Adel Kermiche nursed his obsession with jihad in this quiet French town alongside the Seine River, and his twice-thwarted attempt to join Islamic State extremists in Syria ended with an attack on an elderly priest celebrating Mass in its sturdy stone church.

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Sport

TEAM SAMOA: Jeremy Dodson and Alex Melei Rose are both qualified.

Olympic hopes dashed

The President of Samoa Athletics Incorporated, Tuala Tommy Stancil, has put an end to questions over whether a promising New Zealand-based Samoan athlete, Kasandra Salamasina Le Tafa’ifa Vegas, could make the Olympics.

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THE BATTLE BEGINS: Faasaleleaga take on Apia Union in Round 1 of the 2016 N.P.C. rugby tournament.

N.P.C. Kicks off on a High

The National Provincial Championship (N.P.C.) which began on Saturday saw some real tough competition.

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Street Talk

A question of safety on buses

The bus crash at Tiavi last week, which has claimed one man’s life, has again raised questions about the safety of public transportation in Samoa. In particular, the issue of wooden versus ready-made buses has resurfaced. Is it not time to get rid of the wooden buses now? Why? Why not? Ilia Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

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Siumu

Aso Matemate, 45

Siumu

Eli Taualai, 36

Siumu

Fereti Tupuola, 46

Siumu

Pofito Semasi, 35

Vaie’e

Toni Penisula, 37

Nu’usuatia

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Do you ever feel like you’re “living in the rat race” and the rats are winning? We feel like we do not have enough time each day to get everything done, so every hour is rush hour. Sadly, we suffer damaging consequences from our overly busy and rushed way of living.

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With baited breath we are still waiting Prime Minister Tuilaepa

Now that the government is in near-complete control of Parliament so that it seems it is virtually ignoring the Opposition as if it no longer exists, the chance from now on of any constructive debate in the House on those pertinent matters that are crucially of public interest, is practically nil.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Thank you Mata’afa K. Lesa for standing up for Jack Batchelor and the Lupesina Treesort in your editorial titled “Let’s not desert the Treesort”.

Dear Editor, Re: Moe Lei Sam’s concerns What Ms. Lei Sam is talking about and her concerns mentioned in the article about the state of Samoa, have been discussed many times. And it’s true what she said, that nothing has been done about the concerns till this day.

Dear Editor, Re: Concerned about Samoa’s State When I read the article “Concerned about Samoa’s State”, I feel very sad. In fact, most Chinese doing business in Samoa can’t speak English. Facing the blame, they can’t defend themselves though they feel a sense of grievance. They even don’t know there is so much blame on them in the newspaper.

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Entertainment

Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks with reporters in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico.

Creator of Broadway hit 'Hamilton' visits Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda jokingly compared himself to a hard-to-catch Pokemon as fans pursued him with cellphones on Wednesday during a visit to his parents' native Puerto Rico shortly after the end of his run on the Broadway hit "Hamilton."

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Technology

People play Pokemon Go near the Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan.

Hiroshima unhappy atomic-bomb park is 'Pokemon Go' site

"Pokemon Go" players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased.

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