“Why should I be worried if the land belongs to the government? Another thing, I’m not a lawyer. The matter is being handled by the Attorney General. - PM Tuilaepa

P.M. firm: The land belongs to Govt.

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has downplayed a lawsuit being brought against his government by a family at Sogi.

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YOUNG LEADERS: Fale Lesā, Lusia Sului Solo, Wilberforce Tupua and Poasa Timothy Baice.

Samoans in Chengdu, China

All roads lead to China. That is the aim of the new belt and road initiative announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping. 

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DO YOUR BEST, DON’T TRY TO COMPETE: Mulitalo Tausaga Vui of Lano Savai’i.

Matai slams spirit of competition

A chief of Lano wants Samoa to return to the past. Mulitalo Tausaga Vui says he is concerned about the loss of culture, language and the Faasamoa because of modern living.

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World

he face of Adolf Hitler is projected onto a 3D canvas as part of an art installation during a rehearsal for the 'Berlin Leuchtet' (Berlin shines) festival in Berlin, Germany.

Police called as larger-than-life Hitler appears in Berlin

A huge moving image of a laughing Adolf Hitler has prompted a shocked Berlin driver to call police. Police say they received a call Monday about the apparition, which turned out to be part of an art installation.

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A man exits past Bernie Sanders campaign posters still posted at the Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, a popular hangout for students at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.

Clinton struggling to win over the young voters she needs

John Morales was interning for Bernie Sanders' campaign when the longshot Democratic candidate's hopes started to fade in the spring. That's when Libertarian Gary Johnson caught his interest.

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Sport

The donation is the government’s assistance to Samoa Rugby League’s preparation for the Toa Samoa match against the Fiji Bati next Saturday.

$10,000 help for Rugby League

Samoa National Sports Lottery (S.N.S.L), the Gambling Control Authority (G.C.A) and the T.A.B has presented to Samoa Rugby League a cheque of $10,000 Tala.

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Pumas first five Nicolas Sanchez looks for space during Round 3 of the Rugby Championship - New Zealand All Blacks v Argentina Pumas.

3 changes to Pumas starting lineup for All Blacks test

Argentina recalled Martin Landajo as captain among three changes to its starting lineup against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

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Think a Minute

Think a Minute…Someone said: “Death is the worst part of life!” A famous entertainer once said: “I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens!” Unfortunately, when it’s our time to die we don’t have any choice but to be there!

Editorial

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We will always remember

Sad memories are the ones you want to forget. Quickly. But seven years since lives in this country were changed forever by a devastating tsunami, the memories remain fresh.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Giving our young people another opportunity to flourish Thank you Mata'afa Keni Lesa for another great article. Right now in Samoa, any programme that can benefit our youth is a good programme.

Dear Editor, Re: Foreigners taking over Samoa You know I’ve seen this trend skyrocket in my little lifetime of 28 years. This was China and Korea’s golden age of conquer, the 90’s and 2000’s.

Dear Editor, Re: Alleged Police brutality It is unlawful for anyone to interfere with a police officer trying to execute his duties such as detaining, immobilising and initiating an arrest of a suspected offender.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2016 NBCUniversal Winter TCA in Pasadena Calif. NBC said Wednesday, Sept. 28, that Lopez will be a judge on the

Jennifer Lopez is back in judge's chair for dance show

Jennifer Lopez is stepping in front of the camera for NBC's new "World of Dance" competition series.

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Technology

The phone is the first to ship with Google's new Android Nougat software.

Android's Nougat update isn't flashy, but still pretty handy

Nougat, Google's latest update of its Android smartphone software, isn't particularly flashy; you might not even notice what's different about it at first. But it offers a number of practical time-saving features, plus a few that could save money — and perhaps even your life.

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