AVELE STUDENT: Setefano Taofia Toala outside the District Court.

Bail opposed for Avele student

The National Prosecution Office strongly opposed the bail application of Setefano Taofia Toala, an Avele student who is facing charges of posting threats on social media about attacking another school. 

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil.

Police warn of internet dangers

This is the second time the Ministry of Police has promoted the Cyber Safety Programme and  the 5th year since the programme was endorsed by 20 Police Commissioners throughout the Pacific. 

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START THEM YOUNG: Nobesity Samoa encourages children between the ages of 5 to 12 to eat healthy and stay healthy.

Nobesity Samoa launches second term programme

The Nobesity Samoa programme focused on healthy eating and staying healthy for children from an early age has received support and praise from the U.S. Embassy.  

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World

The wreckage of burned vehicles is seen at the site of a bombing, in the coastal towns of Tartus, Syria.

Shock, fear in Syrian government bastions after bombings

Convoys of coffins streamed through the streets and mourners fired guns in the air Tuesday as two Syrian coastal towns — government strongholds that had gone relatively untouched throughout the civil war — reeled from coordinated bombings that killed more than 160 people.

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Tourists admire the Ludus Magnus ancient Roman archeological site, in Rome.

Friends, Romans: Help restore Rome's ruins, monuments

Friends, Romans, countrymen! Oh yes, and countrywomen. And people in far-flung nations. Everyone, basically. Rome is seeking all the sponsors it can find to fund the monumental job of restoring and maintaining its hundreds of fountains, statues, archaeological sites and historic palazzos.

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Sport

Manu Tuilagi

England confirm Tuilagi out of Australia tour

England has confirmed center Manu Tuilagi's withdrawal from the three-test rugby tour of Australia next month.

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Sonny Bill Williams

NZ 7s coach given some credit for rugby's return to Olympics

Sonny Bill Williams is going in for a try untouched in the left corner when the whistle blows.

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Street Talk

Are Manu fans keeping the faith?

Despite the disappointing result from the Manu Samoa 7’s team in the London leg last weekend, most of the country still have faith in the team and support our team. In our Street Talk today, Sarafina Sanerivi asked the people on the streets about what they think of the performance of the team and this is what they said:

Paula Nansen

Aleisa

Evita Vagana

Vaitele-Fou

Samaila Onosa’i

Saina

Keke Nathan

Vaitele-fou

Leiua Elisaia

Sagone

Aunei Fineaso

Neiafu

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Does a thief steal because he’s a thief? Or, is he a thief because he steals? Studies show that over 80% of criminals who have been in prison and then freed after serving their time are back in prison for the same crime in less than 1 year!

Editorial

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Extremists, Christianity and those fraud and embezzlement charges in American Samoa

Poor Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malietagoi. He’s obviously got a lot on his mind with all the wanton violence turning the world into such a fearful place for everyone, so that it’s quite possible he’s not sleeping well at night these days.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, It is said that once an African American went to a church in the US to pay homage to Jesus Christ (Peace be on him) and to worship his Lord. On entering the Church he was immediately met with hostility and abuse due to the colour of his skin.

Dear Editor Re: Church launches Social Welfare and Book Shop At this point Wendy, any form of ‘giving’ by any Church denomination should be viewed as charity. In this case whether this particular denomination is giving to their followers or general public, I still feel that they’re at least acknowledging the issue of poverty in Samoa.

Dear Editor, Political party system in our Parliament was created by former politicians who were determined to make the ‘leading jobs’ become permanently theirs. This started to drive our parliament into a divided phase contrary to our traditions and culture.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

Artist Boz Scaggs performs at the Dylan Fest at Ryman Auditorium on Monday, May 23, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.

Dylan Fest honors a still living legend

In a year when the musical world is still mourning icons Prince, David Bowie and Merle Haggard, musicians of all genres and generations have been celebrating a still active legend — Bob Dylan — in an annual all-star concert series for 15 years.

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Technology

The Google logo printed on a carpet during the inauguration of the new Google cultural institute in Paris, France.

French raid Google in latest probe into tech's tax tactics

Police raided Google's French headquarters Tuesday looking for evidence of "aggravated tax fraud," marking one of Europe's most conspicuous attempts yet to cast a U.S. technology leader as a manipulative scofflaw.

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