TENT MARKET: The Savalalo Market as we see it today might become a regular feature in the future while the government decies what to do.

Govt. rethinks 15-storey plan

The government’s plan to construct a multi-million-tala 15-storey building where the Savalalo market recently stood is being reconsidered. In fact, according to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lautafi Fio Purcell, the plan might not be viable at all.

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Local

Catholic Church at Sale'aumua.

Sale’aumua celebrates new Church beginning

The 117-year-old Sale’aumua Catholic Church building has been given a new lease of life thanks to a $750,000 facelift which was officially opened yesterday.

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Tiavea-tai's new Methodist church.

Tiavea Methodist’s new house of worship

Members of the Ti’avea-tai Methodist Church had all the reasons to rejoice yesterday.

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World

This photo released on Thursday June 23, 2016 provided by the New Syrian Army anti-government rebels, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows U.S.-backed Syrian rebels of the New Syrian Army gathering at an unknown

IS repels advance by US-backed Syria rebels near Iraq border

Islamic State militants on Wednesday pushed back U.S.-trained Syrian rebels from the outskirts of a town on the Iraqi border, in a setback to a budding offensive that aims to sever the militants' transit link between the two countries, a rebel spokesman said.

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A worker inspects the damages at the entrance of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Wednessday, June 29, 2016. Suicide attackers killed dozens at the busy airport late Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish officia

Attackers kill 42 in scenes of chaos at Istanbul airport

Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 42 people and wounded hundreds at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport, apparently targeting Turkey's crucial tourism industry.

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Sport

Samoan Professional Golfer- Bob Malese Maifea.

Bob carries hopes of Samoa

Bob Malese Maifea is no stranger to the game of golf. The Samoan Professional Golfer came fifth last year at the Samoa Open Golf tournament and is aiming to win the first prize this year. 

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PREPARING FOR THE TOURNAMENT: Angela Lafaiali- Pauga, Media Officer, Desmond Faaiuaso, Head Coach, Sauni Peteli, Manager, and Martin Tamasese, Technical Director.

Football Federation announces Team for OFC U-17 Preliminary 2016

On Saturday, Samoa’s Football Federation will show their ability of being a host for an international tournament.

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Street Talk

“He,” “she” or “shim”?

It’s the most asked question following the outrage over the death of Jeanine Tuvaiki. Should faafafine be called “he” or “she”? Some people have coined a new term called “shim.” What do you think? Is it appropriate to refer to faafafine as “she.” If yes, why? If no, why? Mathias Huckert asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Toni Amoa, 70

Samusu

Tua’au Pati, 67

Letogo

Fa’aa’oa’o Iakopo, 45

Saleimoa

Junior, 22

Vaiusu-uta

Pati Tauda, 35

Apia

Eme Letasi, 19

Laulii

Think a Minute

Think a minute…A hotel sign in Tokyo, Japan had this rule on it: “Is forbidden to steal towels please. If you are not person to do such is please not to read sign.” Someone said that rules are like a fence around us.

Editorial

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The pursuit for justice

Here’s a thought. All this talk about justice and the call from Prime Minister Tuilaepa for an Inquiry into the Land and Titles Court Judges instantly reminds us of events in the not too distant past. We want to talk about these events because to move forward, lessons and mistakes of the past cannot be ignored.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I’ve been following the public outrage and the personal attacks thrown back and forth as a result of the Samoa Observer’s coverage of the Jeanine Tuvaiki case. The one thing that stood out so glaringly for me from the above case and the ensuing aftermath, was how the media turned on itself to vilify their own.

Dear Editor, There is no denying the public outrage towards the Samoa Observer over disturbing images of a fa’afafafine who recently took her own life is justifiable. And I would like to extend my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the young woman’s grieving parents, family and friends.

Dear Editor, Re: Brexit campaign is a disaster for Great Britain I don’t disagree with the points PS Jeffrey has made but I do feel that it is multilayered as is the call for change in the US.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

While the city has moved on from the pain of Freddie Gray's death and the stunning homicide spike that followed, it continues to feel frustration and anger over the steady stream of murders that continue to plague the city.

#RIP Lor Scoota, Baltimore rapper who tried to stop violence

The news tore across Twitter: A beloved Baltimore rapper was gunned down in broad daylight, moments after promoting peace on the streets at a charity fundraiser.

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Technology

This Tuesday, June 28, 2016, photo shows Windows 10 operating on a Microsoft Surface computer, photographed in New York. Windows 10 modernizes computing by merging the best of desktop and touch-screen experiences.

Why resist? Get Windows 10 while it's still free

What are you waiting for? There are few reasons left to resist Microsoft's Windows 10 update, especially while it's still free. Wait another month, and it will cost you $120 .

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