Tuala Lelea Lilii, Tuala Iosefo Ponifasio and Minister of Police, Sala Fata Pinati

Election candidates banished

In an urgent village meeting called on Saturday morning, the village of Leauva’a banished two election candidates, Sala Iose McCarthy and Tuala Iosefo Ponifasio. 

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Top Stories


STILL UP FOR SALE: MedCen Hospital at Vailima.

No takers for MedCen

As of yesterday, no one had showed any interest in acquiring MedCen Hospital at Vailima since it  was put up for sale six months ago.

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New title holders at Malie yesterday.

Titles bestowed at Malie

Twenty five chiefly titles were bestowed yesterday at the Papa-i-Taū residence at Tauafa’anu, Malie.

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a vendor combs another woman's hair next to a water canal full of rubbish, fertile ground for mosquito-borne diseases, near a street market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika

Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

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Michiko Kodama, 78, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, speaks during an interview at an office of a survivors' organization in Tokyo.

Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific

Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific.

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The national football team of Samoa will leave the country this afternoon.

Prepared for P.N.G.

Today is the day. The national football team of Samoa will leave the country this afternoon.

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Playing for the Samoa national team has always been Talaga’s dream ever since he was young.

Dream comes true for Talaga

Playing for the Samoa national team has always been Talaga’s dream ever since he was young. 

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Street Talk

Are Manu fans keeping the faith?

Despite the disappointing result from the Manu Samoa 7’s team in the London leg last weekend, most of the country still have faith in the team and support our team. In our Street Talk today, Sarafina Sanerivi asked the people on the streets about what they think of the performance of the team and this is what they said:

Paula Nansen


Evita Vagana


Samaila Onosa’i


Keke Nathan


Leiua Elisaia


Aunei Fineaso


Think a Minute

Think a minute...Watching the Olympics can be both inspiring and heartbreaking. It is easy to get caught up both with “the thrill of victory” and “the agony of defeat.”


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Back to blue

With the euphoria around Lupesoliai’s win dying down our attention is now moving forward to his next fight and opponent. It’s hard to summon up much sympathy for the squealing of Duco Events promoter, Dean Lonergan who is threatening to sue those who live-streamed the fight.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Church launches Social Welfare and Book Shop At this point Wendy, any form of ‘giving’ by any Church denomination should be viewed as charity. In this case whether this particular denomination is giving to their followers or general public, I still feel that they’re at least acknowledging the issue of poverty in Samoa.

Dear Editor, Political party system in our Parliament was created by former politicians who were determined to make the ‘leading jobs’ become permanently theirs. This started to drive our parliament into a divided phase contrary to our traditions and culture.

Dear Editor, Re: Church land mystery It is about time the hierarchy of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa seek professional coaching from lawyers about the process in getting land purchases properly.




Actor Michael Jace

Murder trial for 'Shield' actor begins in Los Angeles

A murder trial began Monday for an actor who played a police officer on TV and is accused of shooting and killing his wife while their young children looked on two years ago in their Los Angeles home.

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Visitors walk by a Takata Corp. desk at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo.

Toyota adding 1.6 million vehicles to Takata air bag recall

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan.

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