ONE MORE LOAD: One of the trucks involved with sand mining in Falealili.

Sand ‘scandal’ worries residents

The removal of white sand by ten-wheeler trucks from the coast of some villages in Falealili has alarmed residents, who have described it as an “environmental scandal.”

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COST OF LIVING IS MAKING THINGS A LITTLE HARD: Siatunu’u Malesala, 67, from the village of Toāmua.

Selling $1 snacks to make ends meet

“I prefer saving my money in a box than in a bank account because it’s much simpler to just get the money and stuff it in the box.”

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CUTTING THE RIBBON – Minister of Women, Community and Social Development, Faimalotoa Kika Stowers and Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Tuimaugaoalii Kazumasa Shibuta.

Savai’i Community Centre gets a facelift

The Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development (M.W.C.S.D) yesterday opened its newly reconstructed community centre in Salelologa, Savai’i.

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An employee of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump grabs his tie as they pose for photographs during an event at Trump National Doral.

Trump, GOP look to 'Obamacare' report as comeback lifeline

Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days effort to spark election momentum.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he mingles before the start of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York.

Belgium stretches talks on EU-Canada deal into eve of summit

Belgium is stretching talks to convince its region of Wallonia to give the necessary backing to a trade deal between the European Union and Canada into the eve of a summit to sign the landmark agreement.

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Scotland celebrates with his team mates after crossing the line for a second half try.

Scotland selects England-based players despite funding row

Scotland has selected five England-based players in its squad for the autumn tests, even though they are not currently available for international duty because of a funding dispute.

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika announced his 32-man squad on Tuesday.

Kerevi out, Korbiete in Australia's squad for European tour

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika announced his 32-man squad on Tuesday, selecting three uncapped players including rugby league convert Marika Koroibete.

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Think a Minute

Think a Minute…Remember Greg Louganis? He was the young superstar diver who won gold medals in all of his events at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. He was the first athlete in history to do it, and was elected to the Olympic Hall of Fame.


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A positive step for Samoa

The signing of the Air Service Agreement between Samoa and China is an exciting development for this country. It’s the sort of development we want to see more of especially with the government investing so much aid money into the multi-million-tala airport infrastructure at Faleolo.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Smokie sang with reflection about living next door to a girl named Alice who was loved from afar. Her neighbor was in love with her and had thought he had all the time in the world to tell her.

Dear Editor, Can somebody explain this to me? After all this kerfuffle about Tietjens, am I wrong to say that he is a consultant and not the coach? Who was the consultant before him?

Dear Editor, Re: A timely letter from the past Spot on Mata’afa! If nothing changes then I fear there is going to be hard times ahead for Samoa!


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Jury acquits man of stalking TV star Kendall Jenner

A jury on Monday acquitted a man of stalking model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner and convicted him of trespassing at her secluded Hollywood Hill home

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Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPhone 7 during an event to announce new products, in San Francisco.

Apple's quarterly sales fall, but forecast calls for gains

Apple says it sold 45.5 million iPhones in the last quarter, 5 percent fewer than it sold a year earlier. But the giant tech company's rosy forecast for the holidays was better than what Wall Street had been expecting.

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