The Samoa Weightlifting Federation Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork, Feagaiga Stowers, Mary Opeloge, Maeu Nanai Livi and Siaosi Leuo.

Weightlifting reigns supreme at Sports Awards

Weightlifting celebrated sweet success at Tuana’imato last night during the S.A.S.N.O.C Sports Awards. Not only did the athletes clean up the bulk of the awards – including the Supreme Athlete award – the coaches and administrators were also honoured.

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SORELY MISSED: Leota Leulua’iali’i Ituau Ale was one of the youngest Speakers of Parliament.

‘We lost a father but most of all a friend’

The sudden passing away of former politician and Speaker of Parliament, Leota Leuluaiali’i Ituau Ale has left everyone in shocked and broken hearted especially his children and wife.

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ACP’s  Tupua Fred Wetzell presents their gift to S.I.G.F.A

20th Game Fishing tournament opened

With the launch of the Samoa International Game Fishing Association’s (S.I.G.F.A) 20TH anniversary tournament, the fish have all the right to be afraid.

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World

Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr storm parliament in Baghdad's Green Zone.

Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament

Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months.

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leader, Julius Malema, foreground, second from right, greets supporters on his arrival at the launch of their municipal election manifesto in Soweto.

South Africa: Opposition leader warns president to step down

Fiery South African opposition politician Julius Malema told 40,000 cheering supporters that President Jacob Zuma should step down before the army turns on him because of the corruption allegations against him.

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Sport

Former Manu star optimistic

Former Manu Samoa midfielder, Aumua To’o Vaega believes that Samoa has a bright future in rugby.

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Hurricanes thump Lions in Super Rugby, Highlanders beat ACT

Defending champions the Highlanders ended a two-game losing streak to beat the ACT Brumbies and the Hurricanes revived their Super Rugby season with a thumping 50-17 win over the Lions on Saturday.

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Street Talk

Is electricity expensive in Samoa?

The cost of electricity in Samoa remains far too high. So says the Electric Power Corporation’s (E.P.C) new Minister, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang. He has called on the Corporation to make electricity cheaper for all households in Samoa in the next five years.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…A few years ago Mike Tyson fought Evander Holyfied for the world heavyweight championship title. During the fight, Tyson got so angry he actually bit off a part of Holyfield’s ear! Most of us know that it takes a much stronger man to control his own anger than to let it control him.

Editorial

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They are our guests, look after them

An article titled “Chinese businessman attacked” published on page 4 of the Samoa Observer on Friday raises some critical concerns we should take time to address.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Who is this Afoa character? The weather man? Seems he came out of nowhere a few years ago and has had far too much to say around the place, barrowing his inflated ego, whilst pushing good people and his big mouth around, playing at the big fish in the little pond.

Dear Editor, The opening of Aggie’s and the Air Tahiti Nui M.O.U are two of of the most important developments for our tourism industry since the Poly Blue merger was announced over a decade ago.

Dear Editor, Re: Who, what and why is this? My heart goes to Tagi Fatu Nutimomoia for the loss of his loved one. Few things I just like to ask.

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Entertainment

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Jazz Fest: Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dog acts canceled by rain

Thunderstorms forced the cancellation of Saturday's late acts at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, including scheduled appearances by Stevie Wonder, rapper Snoop Dogg, Beck and others.

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Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities.

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