CASE ADJOURNED: Fuiavailili Egon Keil at the Court House yesterday with his lawyer, Komisi Koria.

Police Chief case adjourned

The matter against the suspended Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil has been adjourned to the 12th September 2016.

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SIMPLE AND EASY VILLAGE LIFE: Salevao Moleli with his wife Fialumā Moleli from Tafitoala.

All is well at Tafitoala

Salevao Moleli, a resident from Tafitoala is impressed with the developments of Samoa so far. 

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PREPARE TO BE ENTERTAINED: The President of the Samoa Fa’afafine Association, So’oalo Roger Stanley.

Glitz and glamour at Miss Health Fa’afafine

One of Samoa’s most iconic shows is about to be bigger and better this year.

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Canadian government sets up probe of switched at birth case

For years, people in the tiny community had gossiped about why the two men didn't look much like their parents.

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Firefighters work in Amatrice, central Italy, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in

Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll

Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy.

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Beauden Barrett on the attack.

Beauden Barrett re-signs with New Zealand Rugby

All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby through the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the U.S. anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.

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Street Talk

Are Miss Samoa contests still relevant?

With the Miss Samoa Pageant 2016 just around the corner, Samoa will find its new ‘Miss Pretty’ soon. But while beauty contests often seem like a competition of the superficial kind in which the beauty part overshadows the cultural aspects, the question is, are these contests still relevant? This is what the Samoa Observer asked the people of Samoa in its latest Street Talk.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…A woman named Anna Jarvis protested and fought against how Mother’s Day had become so commercialized. She said: “Mother’s Day has nothing to do with candy…Instead of a store-bought card, why not write your own words to the woman who has done more for you than anyone?


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Donald Trump and slavery in the United States of America!

Let’s talk about Donald Trump. As the Republican nominee for the next president of the United States of America in the general elections up ahead, Donald Trump is somehow seen as an unsuitable occupant for the White House ever.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Collective tourism earnings The government is quite comfortable with getting aid money, there’s no real attempt at getting any industry to work properly.

Have you ever wondered why when you try to make an online booking to travel to or from Samoa - and other destinations - when you select a flight for two to travel, the line tells you that ONLY 2 SEATS ARE LEFT AT THIS PRICE?

Dear Editor Re: A family’s daily struggle at Sa’aga There is no doubt that poverty is in Samoa. I can only hope for the best for these families facing living difficulties. The Samoan government like any other government, does not care about these conditions.




Gene Wilder listens as he is introduced to receive the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Culture and Tourism at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. Wilder, who starred in such film classics as

Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the deranged animator of "Young Frankenstein," has died.

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Pecha Berry Pokeseed doughnuts, top left and center, are displayed in a box of doughnuts from Doughnut Plant, in New York. From doughnut shops to zoos, businesses and organizations are finding creative ways to capitalize on “Pokemon Go.”

Pokemon doughnuts, exercise classes tap game's popularity.

Weeks into the "Pokemon Go" craze, demand remains strong for "Poke Ball"-shaped treats made by a high-end doughnut company, one of many businesses and organizations coming up with creative ways to lure players in their search for the elusive "pocket monsters."

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