CLERK OF LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY: Sefuiva Charlene Malele (left). Photo / (Parliament of Samoa).

Audit Office investigates Clerk of the Legislative Assembly

The Audit Office has launched an investigation into the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Sefuiva Charlene Malele. This was confirmed by the Speaker of Parliament, Leaupepe Tole'afoa Fa’afisi, who said “minor issues” led to the investigation by the Audit Office. He refused to give more details when pressed. 

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Lady Samoa III ferry to Savaii.

Lack of contracts worry auditors

An audit of the Samoa Shipping Corporation (S.S.C.) has exposed the lack of employment contracts for the Chief Executive Officer and the Assistant Chief Executive Officers.

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Ex-Manu Samoa Captain, Daniel Leo and S.R.U. C.E.O., Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai.

Social media campaign worries Union

Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) are concerned that a recent social media campaign by former Manu Samoa captain Daniel Leo, could potentially damage what it describes as the hard work they have undertaken for a seat on the World Rugby Council. 

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World

This photo released by the Italian firefighters, cars are seen among the rubble of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port ci

Italian bridge collapse sends cars tumbling, killing 22

A highway bridge collapsed Tuesday in the Italian city of Genoa during a violent storm, sending dozens of vehicles tumbling 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble.

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, speaks while outlining the schedule for Pope Francis' September 2015 visit to Washington, during a news conference at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington.

Report identifies more than 1,000 victims of priest abuse

More than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday.

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Sport

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, center, attends a training session at the Lillekula Stadium, a day ahead of UEFA Super Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in Tallinn, Estonia. Photo/AP

Post-Ronaldo Real Madrid gets 1st test in UEFA Super Cup

The shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo is still hanging over Real Madrid as the team prepares to face fierce rival Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday.

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England cricketer Ben Stokes with his wife Clare walk back to Bristol Crown Court, after a lunch break where he is on trial accused of affray, in Bristol, England, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Jury clears England cricket player Stokes over street fight

England cricket player Ben Stokes was found not guilty on Tuesday after saying during his trial he was acting in self-defense when he knocked out two men in a street fight.

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Street Talk

Mixed reaction to parking meters

“Parking meters is the way of the future. That’s clearly the message from the Government after several parking meters were installed in different parts of the Apia Towship this week. What do you think about paying to park in Samoa? Our reporter, Adel Fruean, asked members of the public in today’s Street Talk and this is what they said:

Michael Neemia, 42

Vaoala

Pisinisi Seiuli, 41

Vaitele fou

Fiamatai Poe, 31

Fasitoo tai

Samuelu Fiso, 22

Taufusi

Potoae Samuelu, 23

Vaoala

Think a Minute

Think a minute…This is a true story about a young lady who got so tired of living with her strict parents that she ran away from home. But she soon found out that life was not easy on her own.

Editorial

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Banana distribution should be fair and transparent

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Lopao’o Natanielu Mua, is correct. He cannot please everyone all the time. But then someone should remind him that he is not occupying that office for the sake of pleasing people, he is there to do the right thing by all the people of this country, not just a few. All the time.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Will metered parking benefit Samoa and the government in the long run or will it be another monetary burden for the government? If the meters themselves can regulate their own activities then maybe, yes, they can be a source of income.

Dear Editor, Ropati V. I’m afraid you are confusing two very different things. Evolution is not the same thing as origins. Evolution is what happened after the earth began. Evolution does not in any way address HOW it began. That is a completely different issue.

Dear Editor Re: An open letter Thanks John, I will say age is just a number and you are a pro on social media so don’t give up easily because of loose “side issues.” It comes with the territory.

Entertainment

Aretha Franklin performs in concert at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin's hometown of Detroit.

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Technology

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is shown in this photo, in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Samsung's Note phones are niche products for heavy-duty consumers, especially those who use their phones heavily for work on the go. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Samsung's new phone shows how hardware innovation has slowed

Samsung's new smartphone illustrates the limits of innovation at a time when hardware advances have slowed.

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