PUTTING SAMOA AND THE PACIFIC ON THE MAP: Fresh TV Producer Lisa Taouma and Actor Robbie Magasiva.

Putting Samoa on the map

Stars of shows Samoans here and abroad have come to embrace and love are back home.

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SHOWING SUPPORT: S.A.M.E. representatives from Samoa in Thailand, Led by the President, Tagaloa Eddie Wilson, the delegation included John Seedhouse (Noras Plantation-Rep-Food & Beverage Sector); Galumalemana Patrick Rasmussen (Samoa Paints-Rep.

Finding opportunities in Thailand

Members of the Samoa Association of Manufacturers and Exporters (S.A.M.E) have returned from Thailand with a spring in their step, ready with new ideas to improve their work.

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S.S.A.B. FAMILY: Samoa Stationery and Books staff in Savai’i.

Good for Upolu, better for Savai’i

Samoa Stationery and Books (S.S.A.B) celebrated the 5th year since its establishment at Salelologa Savai’i yesterday.

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World

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd during a rally in Roanoke, Va., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Trump faces Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in the first of three debates Monday.

Trump says he'll do more for women as president than Clinton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tried to make the case Saturday that he'd do more to help women from the White House than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, a lifelong champion of women's rights who would become the nation's first female president.

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Syrian inspect damaged buildings after airstrikes hit in Aleppo.

Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war.

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Sport

Amateur boxer dies during charity event in NZ

An amateur boxer has died after collapsing during a charity bout on Saturday according to police, who have not yet released the cause of death.

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FAMILIAR FACE: Manu Samoa incumbent  Danny Tusitala playing half-back.

Pathway to Manu Samoa

The clash of the two evenly matched teams produced a great game of high intensity rugby at Apia Park yesterday. The event was the Samoa A trials.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…How will you celebrate Christmas? With presents and Christmas songs? A big feast with your family? It’s funny how our birthday is such a big, important event to us when we’re children.

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Don’t you think it is just downright cruel?

Whether we like it or not, there is something extremely sad when we think about the government’s extravagant spending while so many people are wallowing in sheer hardship and relative poverty in this country.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Minister outlines why P.A.C.E.R Plus a must Lautafi Purcell, please remove the $$$ signs blocking your vision and try to be honest so you can think rationally for the people of Samoa and not yours and this administrations own self-interest.

Dear Editor, Thank you Lesa for a wonderful editorial about the environment. My family and I gathered broken and useless electronics, with batteries still intact, dumbed into streams, which flow by our home and land of Fogautu in Vaimoso.

Dear Editor, Re: The glass ceiling Latayvia, first of all there is no such thing as equality. Name one country that has equality? Nowhere in this world is there such a thing as equality.

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Entertainment

President Barack Obama walks into the Grand Foyer with Lonnie Bunch, Director of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, and first lady Michelle Obama, to speak at a reception for the museum opening at the White House in Washington

Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum

Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America's story.

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Technology

The labs are being leased to bioscience startup businesses as part of the state's Technology Incubator Program.

Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies

Connecticut hasn't become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington.

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