Car crash in Vailima

Two cars collided on Island Cross Road in Vailima around 12.55pm today resulting in serious injuries. According to eyewitnesses, a woman in a white sedan was travelling up the hill and may have been trying to overtake another vehicle when she collided with an oncoming black vehicle.

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I.P.E.S. Samoa President Matamu James Moeono, Deputy Vice –Chancellor Peseta Dr Desmond Lee Hang and recipients of the IPES scholarships.

I.P.E.S. awards Scholarships for N.U.S. students

President of the Institution for Professional Engineers (I.P.E.S.) Samoa, Matamu James Moeono, presented a $10,000 cheque for 10 science students of the National University of Samoa. 

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SALVATION ARMY: Lt Colonel’s Rod and Jenny Carey, Regional Officers and Pastors and Miriama Simanu.

12 steps coming to Samoa

A drug and alcohol treatment programme is set to arrive in Samoa thanks to New Zealand government funding.

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A man walks past a mural showing Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who had sought and been denied an abortion before she died after a miscarriage in a Galway hospital, with the word YES over it, in Dublin, Ireland, on the day of a referend

Ireland referendum could lift strict ban on abortion

Ireland's referendum Friday represented more than a vote on whether to end the country's strict abortion ban.

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Police stand outside the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga, Canada Friday May 25, 2018. Canadian police say an explosion set off deliberately in a restaurant has wounded a number of people. (Doug Ives/The Canadian Press via AP)

Explosion at Indian restaurant in Canada wounds 15 people

Investigators were seeking two suspects Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said.

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Auckland Marist St Joseph Sevens Team.

Auckland Marist reigns supreme at S.I.I. Sevens

Auckland Marist have done it again.

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Hurricanes Julian Savea is tackled by Crusaders Quinten Strange during their Super Rugby match in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Crusaders beat Hurricanes 24-13 in Super Rugby

The Christchurch-based Crusaders improved their first-place standing in Super Rugby on Friday with a 24-13 win over the Wellington-based Hurricanes in a match in which all three Barrett brothers placed their names on the score sheet.

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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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Think a Minute

Think a minute…There was a man who was the owner of the only hair salon in his little town. He cut and styled the hair of almost everybody in town and his business was quite successful.


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Encouraging local artists and the creative juices of Samoa

Creativity and innovation are critical for Samoa in terms of moving forward. And if the work of artists being displayed at two separate exhibitions in the country this week is anything to judge by, the country is in good hands.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I offer my herein assessment regarding subject issue: I. II. Assessment A. Sample of a very basic department flow chart to encapsulate a direct approach method as well as streamlining numerous functions that could be tedious in the merging process.

Dear Editor, Re: Poverty and risking customary lands Our forefathers didn’t have PhD’s let alone a higher education like most of the supposedly well “indoctrinated,” I mean educated ones we have today with the exception of Dr. Fiu and others that brought this issue of customary land to the lime light.

Dear Editor, Re: Church, Govt. tax dispute I say hurray for the Pastors for standing up to the government, they are not for profit organizations, these are religious institutions and should be granted non profit status as they are serving the people and their religious beliefs.


Harvey Weinstein listens during a court proceeding in New York on Friday, May 25, 2018. Weinstein was arraigned Friday on rape and other charges in the first criminal prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him that sparked a national r

Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs.

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An Amazon Echo device sits on a balcony outside an Amazon office as the Space Needle is reflected in windows behind it following a program announcing several new Amazon products by the company, in Seattle.

After Amazon Echo misfire, ways to protect your own privacy

Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies.

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