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Ministry stands firm

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of N...

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What Justice Committee told Parliament

A Parliamentary Select Committee has raised conc...

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One more helper from Japan arrives

The latest and sole member of J.I.C.A Volunteer ...

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Wedding saves bus driver from jail term

A bus driver, who appeared for sentencing in the D...

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Police investigate death of man found on the beac

The Police have launched an investigation into the...

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Samoans Abroad

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Viliamu takes on Mr. Dick

“I feel someone of my particular backg...

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Husky linebacker provides spark

“Not a rite of passage but kinda like ...

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Think a Minute!

The juggler

Think a minute… There was a young man who moved from his home in Italy to live in America. He studi...

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Commissioner prepares for separation

The Commissioner of Prisons and Corrections Services, Taitosaua Edward Winsterstein, is slowly settling into his new role.

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‘Middleman’ questioned as S.P.A. reports $3million loss

“The Committee is concerned about the using of middle suppliers in purchasing public assets without considering the qualities of these assets. The Committee believes that this also contributes to the loss within the Authority”

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Relative charged with murder

“What I can tell you is that the accused is currently being remanded in custody and Police are looking into organising what day he will be scheduled to appear in Court”

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Banker found dead at Motel

A male working for the ANZ Bank was found dead at the Tatiana Motel at Fugalei last week.

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Billing woes raised in official complaint

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A Vaitele resident, whose mother owns a property at Si’usega, has filed a letter of complaint with the Samoa Water Authority (S.W.A) after experiencing water shortage and excessive bills.

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Samoa’s ‘Wheel of Fortune’

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PR - Hot off the coals is Digicel’s newest and innovative SMS Game “Spin the Wheel”, announced as a product that’s sure to make the trending scene in the local mobile phone market.

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Pacific “prepared” to face Ebola

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“Rumours and panic are spreading faster than the virus. And this costs money. Ebola sparks nearly universal fear. Fear vastly amplifies social disruption and economic losses well beyond the outbreak zones. The World Bank estimates that 90 per cent of economic losses during any outbreak arise from the uncoordinated and irrational efforts of the public to avoid infection.” – Ian Smith, Executive Director of W.H.O Director General’s Office

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Sports

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Vaitele Soi up against some tough opponents

The NZ Herald - The Monster is hoping for some good news on Halloween.Scotland’s Stephen Simmons, known as the ‘Simbo Monster’ due to his impressive physical strength, is one of a handful of cruiserweight boxers in contention to be handed a wildcard for next month’s Super 8 fight night on the North Shore.

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Parker vs Leapai unlikely

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'Brotherhood' preventing bout Joseph Parker’s handlers would jump at the chance to put him in the ring with Alex Leapai but don’t expect the Australian heavyweight to replicate the interest.

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Toa Samoa stars questioned over fight at Hot Gossip club

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The Courier Mail - The Toa Samoa has been rocked by an unwelcomed distraction ahead of their Four Nations tournament this weekend.

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PACIFIC RUGBY UNIONS TO TAKE I.R.B. TO COURT

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... because the I.R.B. changed the eligibility rule after applications for six players to play for Samoa had been submitted, he said.

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Editorial

Phone hacking in Samoa?

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News of the World in Samoa? Bribery, phone hacking, fraudulent practises and exercising improper influence in the pursuit of stories to publish in paradise?

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Opinions

Chikungunya, ebola and the fear factor

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Where do we start? With so much disease and war going on in our world today, it can be very easy t...

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Fifth place finish for NZ 7’s

The fifth place finish gives New Zealand 13 points to start the IRB Sevens World Series season.

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Letters

Use a suggestion box next time

Dear Editor, Re: Boss defends bizarre antic Have you ever heard of a “Suggestion Box”? Have a suggestion box so employees can write their suggestions and ideas and drop them in the box.

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Looking for my relatives in Samoa

Dear Editor, Bula Vinaka. I am from Fiji from the isle of Matuku Lau Group & from the village of Yaroi.

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Think before you speak!

Dear Editor, I would like to lodge a complaint about the disrespectful remarks by the C.E.O of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture aired on TV via Tala Fou News dated 16th October 2014; about the Samoan teachers recruited by American Samoa.

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More to the case than meets the eye

Dear Editor, After reading the Ombudsman report, there seems to be more to the case of the father locked up for a driving offence than meets the eye.

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Act barbaric, uncivilised

Dear Editor, I agree with Vesp Lore comments, “practice of banishment should be banned”, in addition it is also barbaric and uncivilized.

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