FOUR YEARS IMPRISONMENT: Barry Mafi and Ashley Wilson in court yesterday.

Prison for brutal beating of Fijian student

Two young men Barry Mafi and Ashley Wilson were sent to prison for four years after they pleaded guilty to the charge of grievous bodily harm. 

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Local

DESPERATELY NEEDING HELP: Magiagi Fereti and his wife Lafitaga Fereti.

Seeking help for an operation

Magiagi Fereti is again seeking financial help so that he can return to New Zealand for medical treatment. 

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IN AGREEMENT: Maiava Atalina Ainuu-Enari, Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa and Mathew Fisher, C.E.O ANZ Samoa.

A.N.Z. reduces fees

A.N.Z. has announced the reduction of International Money Transfer fees from New Zealand to Samoa, Vanuatu and Tonga from NZD18.00 to just NZD7.00 for payments initiated by Internet Banking in New Zealand. 

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World

Graduating U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen celebrate at the end of the Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md.

Defense secretary discusses concerns in South China Sea

China could be erecting "a Great Wall of self-isolation" with its increasingly provocative moves against its neighbors, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday.

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Oliver Sanchez, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, holds a sign with a message that reads in Spanish;

Venezuelan boy's death sparks anger over health care crisis

Venezuelans are expressing dismay over the death of an 8-year-old boy with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who had become a symbol of the crisis-wracked nation's collapsed health care system.

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Sport

Champs Highlanders, fancied Chiefs both lose in Super Rugby

The defending champions and one of the title favorites both lost in Super Rugby on Friday, ensuring nothing can be taken for granted as the competition enters the final four rounds of the regular season.

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NO COMPROMISES: Hard hits at the SII 7’s day one tournament.

SII 7’s: Better than ever

Hard hits, line breaks, a muddy field and friends and family cheering you on; the key ingredients to a great rugby tournament.

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Street Talk

Are Manu fans keeping the faith?

Despite the disappointing result from the Manu Samoa 7’s team in the London leg last weekend, most of the country still have faith in the team and support our team. In our Street Talk today, Sarafina Sanerivi asked the people on the streets about what they think of the performance of the team and this is what they said:

Paula Nansen

Aleisa

Evita Vagana

Vaitele-Fou

Samaila Onosa’i

Saina

Keke Nathan

Vaitele-fou

Leiua Elisaia

Sagone

Aunei Fineaso

Neiafu

Think a Minute

Think a minute…It’s been said: “Hating people is like burning down your whole house to kill a rat.” You’ve also heard the expression, “Cutting your nose off to spite your face.” When we hate someone, we hurt ourselves far more than the person we’re trying to hurt.

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa's version of the "truth."

When the defense presented its case, counsel Harry Schuster asked the court to dismiss the charge against his client. He argued that the prosecution had failed to prove Jin Jipei knew the Western Samoan passport he had bought and used, was illegal.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor

It had always been a dream to see Robert Louis Stevenson’s grave and at 80, I probably was too ambitious. I reached the top and slipped on the way coming down.

Dear Editor It’s interesting to get people’s take on Donald Trump, who seems to have a fair chance of winning the U.S. Presidency, ironically for being less disliked that his opponent, rather than a better Presidential candidate.

Dear Editor, What a great achievement to see the 2.1MW solar facility opened this week, taking Upolu’s renewable capability closer to the 100% goal by 2017.

OBSERVER

VIDEOS

Entertainment

 Justin Bieber arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Justin Bieber, Skrillex sued for copyright infringement

Justin Bieber and Skrillex have been sued for copyright infringement by singer-songwriter Casey Dienel for the multi-platinum song "Sorry."

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Technology

File photo shows a display of cell phones during a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) mobile tracking demo in Washington.

Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk

A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears.

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