UNITED UNDER ONE GOVERNMENT: Office of the Regulator and M.C.I.T.

Nation pays tribute to Public servants

The country paused yesterday to honour the contribution of public servants to the development of Samoa. The opportunity to do this came during the celebration of the Public Service Day, which started with a parade on Beach Road in the morning.

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Top Stories

Local

ELLA CARVAN: The winner of the Protect Pacific Whales Facebook competition.

Winners of protecting whales campaign

Thirteen-year-old Ella Carvan has taken the top prize in the Protect Pacific Whales social media competition.

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 The graduates during their trainings

Organic Warriors graduate

The first intake of the Farm to Table youth programme graduated yesterday after 12 weeks of learning about organic farming.

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World

Knesset guards carry the flag-draped coffin during the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Mount Herzel national cemetery in Jerusalem.

Peres, remembered for tireless peace efforts, laid to rest

Shimon Peres was laid to rest Friday by dozens of world leaders who praised Israel's former president and prime minister for pursuing peace with an indefatigable spirit and optimism, even though his vision of a "new Middle East" was never fulfilled.

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Students from St. Paul's University, a Roman Catholic university, tie red ribbons as they come out from their campus to protest the killings being perpetrated in the unrelenting

Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.

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Sport

 PROUD SATAUA MAN: Tim Lafai is excited to be back home.

Star raring to go for Toa Samoa

St. George Dragons star Tim Lafai is mighty happy to be home. He is back for the Toa Samoa test match against Fiji at Apia Park next Saturday.

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Competition:  One of the girls’ games with an excellent bowler.

The future of Cricket in Samoa

Students displayed an amazing level of skill at the Lepa and Lotofaga U15’s Boy and Girls Tournament in Tuanaimato on Wednesday.  

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Street Talk

Has our culture contributed to our hardship today?

The pressures of increased traditional contributions and gift giving have been cited as reasons for people suffering hardships as they struggle to meet cultural obligations. Ilia Likou asked for opinions from the community and she got some very frank responses.

Fiti Ioane, 71

Vaitele

Gaga’e Esau, 52

Salamumu

Irae Leuluai, 52

Lalovaea

Joe Fa’amatala, 34

Vailele

Pueata Fealofani, 42

Vailoa

Uilaao Tamasese, 59

Tuana’i

Think a Minute

Think a minute… A man was cleaning his car with a special brush when a little girl watching him said, “My daddy has a special brush like that to clean his car too.”

Editorial

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Parker needs to take one step at a time and focus

One step at a time. That’s something Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker’s handlers should insist on as Samoa’s new favourite son prepares for tonight’s bout against giant Russian, Alexander Dimitrenko.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: They’ve missed the point Some people sure take the law a little further. Police have a duty to protect the people. Who will the people call for help if this is the kind of help they get. We have to protect our families. Officers, even if you have the badge and the uniform, always remember your aganu’u and treat others with love and respect.

Re: Tofaeono Hollywood’s take on poverty Are hungry poor little children poor and hungry because they are lazy? I don’t think so. Small children and babies are people too.

Dear Editor, Re: Chinese Embassy sets record straight This is a perfect example of “give them and inch and they take a mile”, foreign aid is just that-aid! It is not an open invitation to abuse the goodwill and benevolence of others. It is arrogance and selfishness to expect handouts.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

Alicia Keys

Story of Ugandan chess player inspires Alicia Keys song

Alicia Keys has always been a supporter of female empowerment, so when the singer watched the new film "Queen of Katwe" and saw its female lead, Phiona Mutesi, win best male chess player, she was overjoyed.

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Technology

American hopes it can make the change on the fly during the weekend without causing delays or canceling more flights. The airline dropped about 200 flights for the weekend to lighten its load and make the switchover easier.

American hopes IT switch doesn't snag flights this weekend

American Airlines will make a big technology change this weekend involving planes and pilots, but passengers won't notice a thing if all goes well.

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