Cop threatens divorce to satisfy P.M.’s Order

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s order for couples working within the Police Force has left several officers angry. They say the decision is unfair. In fact, one of them is considering divorcing his wife to keep his job so he can continue to look after his children and family.

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and Miss Samoa Papali’i Alexandra Iakopo

You’re still a winner, P.M. congratulates Miss Samoa

 “In my eyes and in the eyes of your country, you are still a winner in our book.” That’s what Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi told the Miss Pacific Islands first runner up and reigning Miss Samoa Papali’i Alexandra Iakopo when she paid him a courtesy visit this week.

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Officials with the ovens that will soon be distributed.

Locally made ovens early Christmas gift

Sixteen new made in Samoa pot belly stoves will soon be making their way to families around the country affected by Cyclone Evan. The ovens have been presented to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (A.D.R.A.) Samoa by the Australia-Pacific Technical College (A.P.T.C.).

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World

South Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Hyun speaks during a high level Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

World unites against NKorea nuke ambitions _ North ignores

North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — but the North gave no sign of budging on its nuclear ambitions.

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Electric Power Authority repairs distribution lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in the Cantera community of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Union leaders representing Puerto Rico power company workers criticized  local and federal officials on Friday, dec. 15, 2017

Anger grows as Puerto Rico misses power restoration deadline

Union leaders representing Puerto Rico power company workers slammed local and federal officials on Friday as the U.S. territory missed a deadline to restore 95 percent of power as promised by the island's governor.

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Sport

Samoan gold medalist Steffi Carruthers.

Carruthers wins one more gold for Samoa

Samoa’s National Anthem was heard again in Vanuatu yesterday afternoon with Steffi Carruthers securing Team Samoa another gold medal in her tennis singles final. The victory was another moment of joy for Samoa’s Chef-de-mission, Nynette Sass.

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Jeriah Mua.

Decision by young Samoans to turn down NZ jersey for Samoa turning heads

The decision by two young Samoan men based in New Zealand to choose to play for Samoa is turning heads all over the world. Jeriah Mua is among two players who had been asked to play for New Zealand at this weekend’s World School Sevens tournament but have opted to play for Samoa instead.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…A man named Cliff Streigling told about an older man, Bud Abbot, who changed his life. This is Cliff’s story and testimony.

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Celebrating the good and fabulous

Today in beautiful Samoa, there is so much to celebrate. Whether it’s educational milestones, professional achievements or developments that will benefit the wider community through businesses and public projects, the vibes are very positive as everyone gears up for Christmas and the New Year.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Chairman rejects report Sister marches are taking place all over the world in support of this march. Indigenous people are sick of having their lands taken from them.

Re: In response to Siaosi Siomia Fa’afetai tali mai:(1) Is your Audit office 100% independent (not influenced at all) by the H.R.P.P. Government? (2) Are there any sensitive information leaked from your department to other government departments or directly to P.M.? Is there communications going on between your office and P.M.’s office?

Re: Questions about the idea of leasing customary land My reading of Section 102 prevents the transfer of ownership of customary land causing alienation, basically, control of the land stays in the family.

Entertainment

Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of

Review: 'Jumanji' sequel serves up stars, good hearted fun

More than two decades after Robin Williams conquered that pesky board game, "Jumanji" has been resurrected with more and glossier stars (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black), a comedy director and a "modern" twist. The result, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ," is a very sweet, and generally entertaining body swap lark with some nice messages about being, and believing in, yourself.

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Technology

Apple TV streaming device, on display in New York. Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale. A spokeswoman for Amazon confirmed F

Amazon making nice, prepares sales of Apple TV, Chromecast

 Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale.

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