LEGAL TEAM: Salamasina Semu Toilolo, lawyer Leulua’iali’I Olinda Woodroffe and Associate Minister, Peseta Vaifou Tevaga.

Associate Minister denies allegation

An Associate Minister accused of forgery and fraud before the Supreme Court protested his innocence when he took the stand yesterday.

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MOTIVATED: Pearl Passi Sheck of Sofa’i Creation is an appreciative woman.

Leap of faith pays off for Sofa'i

Pearl Passi Sheck of Sofa’i Creation cannot stop smiling. She has every right to be grateful, havng  achieved a great milestone in her career as a fashion designer. 

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I HAVE SEEN MUCH CHANGE IN SAMOA: Su’a Sopo, 60, from Apia.

We’ve come a long way as a nation

We all know what comes with time… change. For Su’a Sopo, 60 years of life has given him the opportunity to witness firsthand the changes Samoa has gone through both physically and culturally.

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World

Austrian President Heinz Fischer, right, talks to Israel's President Shimon Peres, left, during a welcoming ceremony in front of the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria.

Israeli media: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, has died, the Israeli news website YNet reported early Wednesday. He was 93.

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Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado speaks during a news conference at a Latino restaurant in Arlington, Va., to criticize Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

When she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Alicia Machado said, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname — "Miss Piggy" — that caused her shame and humiliation.

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Sport

Toa Samoa performing the Siva Tau

Toa Samoa gears up for Fiji Bati

Rugby League Samoa is preparing for two big weeks ahead. With the Organisation celebrating it’s 30th anniversary,  the highlight will be the clash between Toa Samoa and Fiji Bati at Apia Park.

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Boys in Blue: The Samoa A trial held last Saturday.

Samoa A squad named

The Samoa A squad has been named to contest the Americas Pacific Challenge in Montevideo, Uruguay. 

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Is your voice good enough to sing a solo on T.V. or radio?

Editorial

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Why Sogi relocation has national significance

The legitimacy of the government’s only reason given so far for relocating the people of Sogi does not stand up to scrutiny. If, as they say, the relocation is merely based on climate change fears, this should alarm everyone in Samoa who lives on coastal areas.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Don’t you think it is just downright cruel? The government is very good at preaching against their normal practice. They call themselves H.R.P.P, Human Rights Protection Party, but they deny and remove peoples’ rights.

Dear Editor, Re: Minister outlines why P.A.C.E.R Plus a must The Samoan market is too small to simply sell “made in samoa” amongst fellow samoans.

Dear Editor, Re: Sex offender to marry his victim Wish I could tell this young lady...talofae e le faigofie le fai aiga laiti.

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Entertainment

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Review: A Holocaust denier is brought to justice in 'Denial'

Mick Jackson's "Denial" brings all the decorous polish of a British courtroom drama to the pungent libel case of a Holocaust denier.

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Technology

WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone.

Germany orders end to Facebook/WhatsApp data sharing project

German data protection authorities on Tuesday ordered Facebook to delete data, such as phone numbers, it has received from its subsidiary WhatsApp.

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