Aiono Dr. Alec Ekeroma.

New development in Medical Sector

A private specialist facility in Moto’otua is due to open its doors in the New Year under the patronage of New Zealand-based Aiono Dr. Alec Ekeroma. The Health Specialist Centre (H.S.C) on Salenesa Rd. is a social enterprise based on a unique model that has been developed by the doctor to provide not only health benefits for the people of Samoa but with room to grow the potential of medical tourism in this country.

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Local

FAMILY MOMENT: Mareta Malifa, Dux of Apia Primary School, with her proud family.

Apia Primary’s top student wants to become an Astronomer

A bright young girl whose goal is to become an Astronomer in the future has made her parents very proud. Mareta A’aone Malifa, 13, from Tanugamanono and Afega topped Apia Primary School.

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Court House Mulinuu.

Uncle jailed 13 years for raping sister’s kids

An uncle who has been convicted of sexual offenses against his sister’s children – including rape - has been jailed for 13 years. The sentence was handed down by Supreme Court Justice, Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren, yesterday afternoon. 

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World

U.S. Army deserter to North Korea,  Charles Jenkins, together with his daughters Mika, rear left, and Brinda at Narita International Airport, east of Tokyo. Jenkins, who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release in the 2000s, has

Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japan abductee dies

Charles Jenkins, a U.S Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77.

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Sport

RUGBY MATTERS: Ramsey Tomokino (left) with Lupesoliai Joseph Parker, Namulauulu Alama Ieremia and Jerome Kaino during the launch of Global 10s tournament.

Eligibility rule change ‘almost impossible’

A Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) official says the eligibility rule for World Rugby is going to be hard to change. 

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Alamanda Motuga.

Manu Sevens slips to 9th after another loss to Spain

Samoa has slipped to 9th place on the World Ranking after a poor performance at the Cape Town Sevens last weekend.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…This is a true story about a man named Paul whose brother gave him an early Christmas present. It was a brand new car! A few days later, Paul was leaving work to go home on Christmas Eve.

Editorial

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Rejection of pregnant women heartless and condescending

It’s a hard one to accept – let alone comprehend. It’s difficult really to figure out what drives the decision making by some leaders of American Samoa. One day they are screaming from the top of the hill that we are one, the next they’re downright unkind.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, If someone has the same thought that I have that Samoa is heading to the wrong direction then this discussion could be a helpful message for that person. Samoa really needs help right now and therefore right now is the good chance and the right time to start figuring out what our beliefs are and why we believe our beliefs in order to change the direction of Samoa to a better one.

Dear Editor Re: P.M. says Poly debt is paid Yeah right Stui? Where is the proof? Give us the numbers and receipts?

Re: Samoa, tax haven and dirty money Money is always clean - to swipe all as undeserving to pay as less taxes in high tax jurisdiction is tomfoolery.

Entertainment

Miguel, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez in a scene from the animated film,

Box office top 20: 'Coco' tops charts for third weekend

With "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" set to open this weekend, Disney and Pixar's "Coco" topped the quiet box office charts for the third time in a row.

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Technology

Apple logo above a store location entrance in Dallas. Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones. (AP Photo/Tony Gutier

Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam

Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.

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