Sustainable farming practices

Farming has been a source of hope for a father from Tanugamanono to provide for his family. Foemua Faiilagi Saili Tanu’s farm was showcased during the strengthening Multi-Sectoral Management of Critical Landscapes (S.M.S.M.C.L.) for Samoa project. 

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Court House

Father guilty of daughter’s rape

A 40-year-old father has admitted raping his 16-year-old biological daughter twice. The matter was presented before Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren. She issued a suppression order on the name of the defendant. 

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SUPERINTENDENT: Pastor Joe Amosa at the conference yesterday.

Assemblies of God church gather in Samoa

The Assemblies of God (A.O.G.) in Samoa is holding its 49th District Conference this week. The conference, which started at the beginning of the week, highlighted the Feast of Restoration.

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World

In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 photo, The fourth tunnel of North Korea's nuclear test site is blown up in Punggye-ri, North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally clo

N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched.

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President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the

Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace and stressing that the US military was ready to respond to any "foolish or reckless acts" by the North.

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Sport

Captain's photo prior to the HSBC World Rugby Men's and Women's Sevens Series in Sydney on 24th January, 2018.Round 3 of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Sydney, Australia.Copyright photo: KLC fotos / World Rugby

Sydney Sevens set to move west to former OIympic precinct

Next year's Sydney tournament on the Seven World Series will move to a 24,000-seat stadium at the former 2000 Olympic precinct in western Sydney.

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Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i.

World Cup qualification top priority for Samoa Rugby Union

The Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) has got a plan up their sleeves to improve the current rankings of the Manu Samoa 15s side in the International Rugby Board (I.R.B.) world ranking. But first, it’s trying to qualify for the 2019 World Cup to be held in Japan from September 20 – November 2

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Street Talk

Church gets backing on tax position

The biggest denomination in Samoa, the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) has reportedly rejected the Government’s new law to tax the Head of State and Church Ministers. Although the church has yet to confirm its official position, reports from the Malua annual conference indicate that the church will continue to reject the law. Despite this, the Government has put out a notice that after 30 June 2018, they will start enforcing the law on people who continue to disobey. What do you think? Reporter, Adel Fruean asked members of the public today and this is what they said:

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Atu Ioane

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Alefosio Feagaiga

Vailoa

Seufale Filipo Tauialo

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…On a TV game show I watched a woman win a shopping spree in a supermarket. She had just five minutes to fill her cart with anything she wanted in the store. In those few minutes, she had to be smart enough to find the most valuable things to fill her cart. Our life is just like that shopping spree. Life is short—so we are given only a limited amount of time to get the most valuable things we can.

Editorial

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Dealing with a sick health system

When we are sick, we go to the hospital. But what happens when the hospital is sick? In this instance, we are referring to the entire health system in Samoa. Who provides the diagnosis? And who prescribes the medicine? Judging from what’s being reported so far, our health system is not suffering from just a minor cold.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor In reference to your editorial titled “An utter waste of public monies,” I fail to see from the examples quoted in your editorial how they relate to whether the two entities operate as one or separately.

Dear Editor, Re: Folau cops flak in Samoa Wendy Wonder, the ironic thing about everything you say is that you’re doing exactly the same, just that you don’t see it. You argue about the things written in the Bible as if you understand what exactly they mean when it is obvious that you don’t, so it is best that you seek to know about it first before you even talk about it.

Re: Samoa endorses Pacific Force Mightier than an army is the power of an idea whose time has come. The three Governments of Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji should support and fund this important Rugby Project. Sports should be a priority for millions of reasons for our Times.

Entertainment

Wendell Holland, the winner of Survivor: Ghost Island, poses for a photo. For the first time in 36 seasons, the season finale of “Survivor: Ghost Island” ended in a tie. Host Jeff Probst on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, revealed jurors in Fiji were deadlocked

'Survivor' final vote deadlocks, tiebreaker vote needed

History was made on the CBS reality series "Survivor." For the first time in 36 seasons, the season finale ended in a deadlock, and a tiebreaker was needed to crown a champ.

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Technology

Facebook says it will require political advertisers in the U.S. to label “issue ads” that disclose who paid for them, part of its ongoing efforts to prevent elections-related misuse of its platform.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Facebook to label election-related 'issue ads' in US

Facebook is expanding its advertising disclosure requirements to cover all U.S. ads on polarized issues such as gun control and abortion rights, even if they don't endorse a particular candidate.

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