PRIME MINISTER: Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi ordered the Inquiry on Monday.

Inquiry gets Tautua’s backing

The call from the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi for a special Commission of Inquiry into the Land and Titles Court is long overdue.

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SENIOR GOLFER- Graig Owen from New Zealand is happy to back in Samoa after 41 years, playing the sport he loves.

Owen thrilled to be back in Samoa

Craig Owen from New Zealand was all smiles yesterday.

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SAILI SE LOIA: O le Pagota o Lauititi Tualima ua na teena le moliaga e faasaga ia te ia.

Prisoner changes his plea

Notorious prisoner escapee, Lauititi Tualima, has changed his plea to charges stemming from an incident where he is accused of raping a tourist.

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World

Two explosions have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing several people and wounding others, Turkey's justice minister and another official said Tuesday.

Suspected IS suicide bombers kill dozens at Istanbul airport

A suicide attack at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport Tuesday killed dozens and wounded more than 140 as Turkish officials blamed the carnage at the international terminal on three suspected Islamic State group militants.

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Journalists wait in a press room next to an electronic sign signifying what channel to listen to for their national language at an EU summit in Brussels.

EU's most widely use language, English, endangered by Brexit

Of all the myriad challenges facing the European Union with the pending departure of Britain, one unlikely issue that needs to be resolved is the fact that English would no longer be an official language.

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Sport

Australian Golfing great- Andre Slotz.

Aussie champ ready for Samoa Open

Australian golfing champion, Andre Stolz, is looking forward to the next few days in Samoa.

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LOCAL TALENT: Captain David Lemi on the charge with Faifili Levave for Manu Samoa.

Rugby chief wants flair back in Samoan rugby

Developing local players and creating more local competitions is top of the agenda for the Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa Rugby Union, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i.

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Street Talk

“He,” “she” or “shim”?

It’s the most asked question following the outrage over the death of Jeanine Tuvaiki. Should faafafine be called “he” or “she”? Some people have coined a new term called “shim.” What do you think? Is it appropriate to refer to faafafine as “she.” If yes, why? If no, why? Mathias Huckert asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Toni Amoa, 70

Samusu

Tua’au Pati, 67

Letogo

Fa’aa’oa’o Iakopo, 45

Saleimoa

Junior, 22

Vaiusu-uta

Pati Tauda, 35

Apia

Eme Letasi, 19

Laulii

Think a Minute

Think a minute…A man named John bought a fancy new car loaded with modern technology. It included a recording of a voice that reminded him if he had forgotten to put on his seat belt, or warned him if he was running low on fuel. So on one of John’s road trips, the little voice began telling him that he needed to stop and fill his tank with fuel. But John was sure he could go a little farther.

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Actions speak louder than words

As the Chairman of the National Council of Churches, the voice of Deacon Kasiano Leaupepe matters. And when the country needed to hear from him, his voice has been one of reason, offering the kind of reassurance we need in times like these.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: World stocks leap as fears ease over British vote on EU Wendy, you can call it "anger towards the elites" but what I am seeing is racists blaming immigrants for their own problems and blaming it all on the EU and anyone earning more money than them.

Dear Editor, Re: Street talk about fa’afafines You are all very disappointing human beings. Pervading your views, you all know absolutely nothing about what makes people ‘ people’. What shocks me even more is how completely narrow minded all of these people are.

Dear Editor, So the Prime Minister is ordering an Inquiry into the Land and Titles Court? Wow, another stunner from Stui. “I don’t have to say it but every workplace should have its own checks to make sure that they are doing their duties,” Tuilaepa said.

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FILE - In this 1957 file photo, Elvis Presley performs on tour in the summer of 1957, with Scotty Moore on guitar, left, and Bill Black on the stand up bass, right.

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist, dies at 84

Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84.

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Technology

A worker walks past a Toyota car at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo.

Toyota recalls 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags

Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehicles globally for defective air bags, although it is not part of the massive recalls of Takata air bags, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday.

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