Woman punched in “cowardice” attack

A 22-year-old man has been charged by the Police, after an incident where he punched a Chinese woman in the face, and allegedly ran off with money from her store. The incident took place last Saturday morning at Kavana Avealalo Store at Falelauniu. It was captured on CCTV, with the footage handed to the Police. 

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said he would consult firstly with the private sector. Minister of Finance Sili Epa Tuioti explained why it’s necessary to raise the salaries of public servants.

Govt. has a “moral obligation” to act

A Samoan Economics Professor, who spoke to the Samoa Observer on the condition of anonymity, believes Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has a “moral obligation” to raise Samoa’s minimum wage, regardless of the impact on the private sector.

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S.S.A.B retail store in Vaitele officially opened for business.

Company responds to customers

Samoa Stationery and Books has responded to calls from their customers living on the west side of Upolu by opening its eighth and newest store at the Faaso’otauloa Taulapapa Pati Investment building at Vaitele-tai.

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World

From left, Kim Yong Chol, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun.

Trump, North Korean envoy discuss 2nd Trump-Kim summit

President Donald Trump met with a North Korean envoy Friday as the two sides worked to resume stalled efforts to end the North's nuclear weapons program by arranging a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un.

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Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building in New York.

Congress to probe report Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, calling that possibility a "concern of the greatest magnitude."

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Sport

Wallaroos captain Liz Patu goes for the try-line.New Zealand All Blacks v Australian Wallabies, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. 25 August 2018. © Copyright Image: Marc Shannon / www.photosport.nz.

Patu: “Being called a Samoan playing for Australia is important to me”

“We have the quality of being a leader, it’s the way we are brought up.” Australia rugby Wallaroos captain and proud Samoan Liz Patu said this quality is inherent to women of Samoa.

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Athletics Samoa head coach Ah Chong Sam Chong (far left) and president Leiataualesa Jerry Brunt (second from left) were presented with equipment by S.A.S.N.O.C. CEO Tuala Mathew Vaea (far right). Photo / Thomas Airey.

Athletics among sports benefitting from S.A.S.N.O.C. support

Athletics Samoa was honoured to receive equipment from the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee at a handover ceremony yesterday.

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Street Talk

Why minimum wage should increase

The issue of the minimum wage is back on the agenda. While most people agree that $2.30 an hour is not enough, the Government says the decision to increase is totally dependent on the private sector and whether they can afford it. What do you think? And if there were an increase, why? Soli Wilson asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

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Auala

Grace Pauga, 26

Vaimoso

Larry Kalolo Aokusotino, 39

Lalovaea

Nu’u Milo, 22

Vailele

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Think a Minute

Think a minute...”Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” We are facing the most challenging time in human history. Our world population has exploded to 7.7 billion people! With far more people on the planet, we are running out of clean air and clean water.

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A double murder in a peaceful paradise? Something is terribly amiss somewhere

At the beginning of the week, a young man was jailed for life for one of the most gruesome killings to have taken place in this country in recent memory. On Monday, 24-year-old Simanu’a Manuele, of Falefa and Toamua, was jailed over the “horrific” double killing of two men, one aged 69 while another 42 at Leulumoega in November last year.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The Prime Minister needs to stop his sarcastic and arrogant comments towards people as he is putting the whole country in jeopardy in the eyes of the foreigners and potential investors and donors.

Dear Editor, Re: Chamber behind Govt. on minimum wage What an absolutely stupid approach to moving the economy forward fairly, by asking business if they think the minimum wage should go up.

Dear Editor, Congratulations to Samoa for again showing leadership to the world in protecting our planet! Working and living in Samoa for 3 years, I’ve applauded the Prime Minister’s strength and leadership in making world leaders accountable for taking action for climate change resilience.

Entertainment

Actor Anthony Rapp attends the

Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to 'change the culture'

Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could "keep happening" if he said nothing.

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Technology

Tesla Motors unveils the new lower-priced Model 3 sedan at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne.

On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs

Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford.

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