BONJOUR: Lieutenant Commander B. Bariller with France’s Honorary Consul, Vaimasenu’u Zita Sefo-Martel inside the cabin.

French Naval vessel in Samoa

French Navy Ship, “D’Entrecasteaux” has made port in Samoan waters for the first time.

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Misa Nanai and Misa Anae.

‘Let God be the Judge’

A paramount chief of Falelatai, Misa Anae Pita, banned last week over the ongoing stigmata saga – and other issues – has declined to respond to claims made the Mayor of Matautu, Misa Nanai Mulifusi Taulia.

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GOOD MOVE FOR SAMOA: Director General of the Ministry of Health- Leausa Dr. Toleafoa Take Naseri.

Health chief clarifies

The Director General of the Ministry of Health, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri, has clarified the government’s new process of sending patients who cannot be treated in Samoa to India.

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World

Las Vegas SWAT officers leave the scene of a stand-off in a bus along Las Vegas Boulevard, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting on Las Vegas Strip

The gunman in a fatal shooting on the Las Vegas Strip who barricaded himself inside a public bus has surrendered peacefully after shutting down the busy tourism corridor for hours, police said.

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German firefighters look at the debris after a truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 dead.

Vehicle attacks: Easy success for IS, a challenge for police

In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles.

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Sport

Winners: Wellington Team winner of the Friendship Shield.

Samoa’s U20 squad named

Samoa’s U20’s team is gearing up for an important test window.  

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APIA UNION FARMER JOE SHIELD HOLDERS: The SCOPA rugby team.

Farmer Joe Supermarket lends a Super hand

Taula Apia Rugby Union Shield holder, and the champion of the Under 20 for Pool A, is none other than the resilient SCOPA Rugby Club. 

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Street Talk

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…This is a true story about a talented girl named Mary. She was 14-years-old when she started taking singing lessons. Later she traveled from city to city as a performer.

Editorial

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Despite all that, Samoa is still law-abiding, peaceful and free

Why is it that every time we’re thinking about the term bureaucratic corruption, the first name that comes to mind is that of the late lawyer and Member of Parliament, Dr. Asiata A.V. Sale’imoa Va’ai?

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, When we went for our usual exercising session with our 8 year old at Mt.Vaea, little did we know we would bump into the new Police Commissioner Fuiava Egon Keil warming up for a climb.

Dear Editor, Re: India patients treatment This sounds like one of the PM’s harebrained ideas, similar to the wharf at Aleipata or the makeki at Vaitele.

Dear Editor, No FTM (biological female who “transitions”) has ever been able to compete at the elite level against males. It’s not going to happen.

Entertainment

This Sept. 2, 2005 file photo shows best-selling author Vince Flynn in the library of his Edina, Minn. home.

Movie of Vince Flynn's 'American Assassin' to debut Sept. 15

The late Minnesota author Vince Flynn's counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp is coming to the big screen in September.

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Technology

This undated file photo shows, Kitty Genovese. Genovese, a bar manager, was stabbed to death in March 1964 as she returned home to the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York at 3:20 a.m. According to police dozens of people looked on but did nothing.

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they not intervene?

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