ANOTHER MILESTONE IN SAMOA/CHINA RELATIONS: Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Papali’itele Niko Lee Hang with the Ambassador of China to Samoa, Wang Xuefeng.

Door opens for direct flights between China and Samoa

“And now that we have signed the agreement, we are now open for market to whoever is interested. The market is now open. If Chinese airlines want to start coming in now then we are now opening it up for them.”

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The hunt for a lucrative ‘sperm’

One week after full moon in October: it’s time to make the annual early morning pilgrimage to one of the spots known to produce lots of palolo worms in the past.

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THANK YOU BSP: Taituuga Maryanne Lameko-Vaai (middle) with with village representatives from Gataivai.

Bank delivers on promise with water tanks for Savai’i

Bank South Pacific has completed installing three 10,000 litres water tanks for the villages of Sagone, Sala’ilua and Gataivai Savai’i. These will be handed over to the three villages today.

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Police officers standby as migrants line-up to register at a processing centre in the makeshift migrant camp known as

France moving more than 6,000 migrants from makeshift camp

France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle," a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain.

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Yessica Flores, center, who became infected with the Zika virus early in her pregnancy this summer,  speaks during a news conference at Jackson Memorial Hospital, as Dr. Christine Curry, left, and her husband Selvin Yac, right, listen, Monday, Oct. 24, 20

Frequent exams only treatment for pregnant woman with Zika

Yessica Flores is getting ultrasounds more frequently than the average pregnant woman, but there's a cruel downside accompanying the joy of seeing how much her unborn daughter grows every few weeks: fear of possible defects caused by Zika.

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Silver Fern Maria Tutaia has revealed she's engaged to Wallabies star Israel Folau on Sunday.

Wallaby Israel Folau to marry New Zealand netballer

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has showed sporting relationships between Australia and New Zealand are more cordial than they may seem by becoming engaged to New Zealand netballer Maria Tutaia.

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Australian teammates pause during their Bledisloe rugby union test match loss to New Zealand in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

Wallabies coach Cheika rants after Bledisloe Cup defeat

Volatile Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hit out at the All Blacks and the New Zealand news media after his team's 37-10 defeat on Saturday, revealing a deep-seated sense of grievance as Australia slumped to a seventh loss in 10 rugby tests this year.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Studies show that only one out of three people have healthy self-confidence. That means two out of every three people do not know the ability they already have to be successful. If you want others to believe in you, you must first believe in yourself.


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It’s Parker’s moment to shine

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. During the weekend, it was confirmed that our very own Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker, the man from Tapatapao and Faleula, will fight for the world heavyweight title in December. As of yesterday, we know that the WBO has given the green light for a Parker vs Andy Ruiz fight for the WBO belt vacated by Tyson Fury.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: China walks the talk in saving environment China should be cleaning up their own country before looking for favors and land in other countries by pretending they care about the environment.

Dear Editor, Re: Family’s legal claim over land in Court “The P.M. is floating on the rule and law of the land”

Dear Editor Re: Chinese alcohol factory worries villagers This is confusing me, almost every week there is a death somewhere in the country involving alcohol but yet the government is allowing more alcohol factories to be build in Samoa.


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Tyler Perry's 'Madea' tops Cruise's 'Jack Reacher' sequel

Tyler Perry bested Tom Cruise at the box office this weekend.

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Logo of Takata Corp. at an auto supply shop in Tokyo. The U.S. government is confirming another death due to the rupture of an air bag made by Takata Corp.

US confirms 11th death due to Takata air bags

A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective air bag inflators.

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