Joseph Parker to defend title against Hughie Fury at Manchester Arena on September 23

"I’m very much looking forward to this fight. It’s been a long time coming but the contract is signed thanks to my promoter David Higgins and I am ready to get going," - WBO Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker.

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The graduates are, from left: Elia Tamoa, Toloa Lopa, Elisala Isaak, Antilea Chricton, and Sio Kave Inaleo. In the centre: Energy director Robin Pene who was instrumental in setting up the electrical training course.

‘Electric’ graduation at Don Bosco Technical School

Five Tokelau students graduated at Don Bosco Training Centre last Friday from an Electrical Special Training Course that had been taught for the first time. 

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According to reports from the Vaito’omuli Police Office the nine year had just finished school and she was on her way home.

Girl indecently assaulted on her way home from school

A 38-year-old male from Savai’i has been charged for indecently assaulting a nine-year-old girl. Acting Assistant Police Commissioner Sala’a Moananu Sala’a said the incident happened when the girl was making her way home from school.

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World

The Brian Head Fire continues to grow and has burned more than 27,700 acres, Friday, June 23, 2017 in Brian Head, Utah.

Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Utah, California

Better weather conditions have limited the growth of a wildfire in Utah that has prompted the evacuation of 1,500 people from hundreds of homes and cabins, officials said Sunday night.

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Pakistan army soldiers stands guard while rescue workers examine the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than one hun

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil.

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Sport

WHAT A NIGHT...FOR WALES: Images from the Manu Samoa vs Wales test match at Apia Park on Friday night.

Wales say thank you Samoa

Having previously never beaten the Manu Samoa side on their home turf in Apia, Wales were over joyed with Friday night’s performance and the final score.

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ALL TOGETHER AS ONE: Vaiala, SCOPA and Llanelli Warriors players celebrate at Apia Park.

B.B.E. Vaiala Ulalei retains Shield

The Farmer Joe Supermarket and Taula Shield competition for the Apia Rugby Union resumed as usual last Saturday with the shield holders BBE Vaiala Ulalei facing SCOPA.

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Street Talk

How do we address number of alcohol-related deaths?

The growing number of alcohol-related deaths is alarming. Hardly a month goes by without several incidents where precious lives are wasted due to alcohol abuse and drinking sessions gone wrong. What can we as a country do to stop these unnecessary deaths? What is your solution? Ilia L. Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Ali Fa’afetai, 37

Toamua

Iese Faleafa, 16

Samauga

James Tavana, 47

Vailoa

Joe Kaleopa, 17

Tulaele

Kini Kini, 26

Vaimea

Think a Minute

Think a minute...This is the true story of a man named Sam who joined the American army in 1812. He was such a great military leader that he became a major general. Eventually he became successful in politics also and was elected governor of Tennessee.

Editorial

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Come on Samoa, we’re better than that!

Technology, especially the internet, is a wonderful tool. We don’t need to tell you how important they are. Suffice to say, they have transformed the way we live, the dynamics in our communities and the behavior of the people upon which it has found an unbreakable bond – or bondage.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Thank you for your editorial in the Sunday Samoan titled “Has Samoa developed a denial mentality that makes us accept certain things as normal?” Personally, I don’t see Samoa as an aspirational society.

Dear Editor, Re: Faumuina Liuga on child vendors and Joe Hollywood I just wish I can scream or cuss this man out for his stupidity. It is these kind of behavior and mindsets that create so many crimes and poverty. I was once a street vendor too just like Joe Hollywood.

Dear Editor, Re: Faumuina and street vendors Kids really want to leave school where they at least have a chance at achieving something in their lives for a decent future unlike their struggling parents to sell matches and q-tips, what a future! Are the teachers stimulating and encouraging them to learn, succeed and have choices?

Entertainment

Kandi Burruss, from left, LaTocha Scott, Tameka

Just Kickin It: R&B group Xscape perform at BET Awards

R&B girl group Xscape reunited on the BET Award stage for a performance that won over the audience nostalgic for '90s R&B.

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Technology

In this Sunday, June 25, 2017, images released by SpaceX, its Falcon 9 rocket Falcon 9 first stage lands on Just Read the Instructions floating landing pad, left, and its second stage engine burns underway, right. The rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida.

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