Garden attracts celebrity visitor

A garden at Moamoa Fou is becoming the new classroom for learning the old ways of gardening and caught the eye of an international culinary guru. The garden and the property that it sits in is always abuzz with guests staying at their accommodation, or primary school children and local growers taking tours, through a large lifestyle block and gardens.

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THE LUCKY WINNER: Lisa Keil and her new ride.

Ford Ranger goes to Lisa Keil

The hunt for the winner of the Bluesky Ford Ranger is finally over - Lisa Keil of Moto’otua has won the vehicle. The texting competition was open to Bluesky customers, who were invited to text the word “MANU” and drive home in a brand new Ford Ranger on the day of the Super Nine Finals.

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CHECKING FOR HONEY: Members of I.G.G. took advantage of the demo.

Local growers get beekeeping skills

Australian beekeepers and horticulturalists are in the country to share their knowledge and skills with women’s groups and local farmers.

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Mallory Cunningham, left, Santino Tomasetti, center, and Aubrey Reece attend a candlelight vigil in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Friday, July 20, 2018, in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in over a dozen

Survivors recount deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

"Grab the baby!" Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of Coleman's family members.

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The president's current personal lawyer confirmed the conversation and said it showed Trump did nothing wrong, according to the Times. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client

Donald Trump said Saturday he finds it "inconceivable" that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in after the disclosure that in the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded their discussion about a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with Trump.

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SUPER 9 CHAMPIONS: The Taula Vaimauga Eels have again won by overcaming a mighty A’ana Izuzu Chiefs winning 20-19 points at full time.

Eels reign supreme again

They’ve done it again. The Taula Vaimauga Eels is the undefeated Super 9 champions, securing the Alan Grey Cup at Apia Park yesterday. They overcame a mighty A’ana Izuzu Chiefs in a close 20-19 contest to reclaim their title two years in a row. 

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Waratah players, left, celebrate a try against the Highlanders during their Super Rugby quarterfinal match in Sydney, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Lions, Waratahs complete Super Rugby semifinal picture

The Lions and New South Wales Waratahs completed the Super Rugby semifinal lineup on Saturday and one of them will have the chance to put a dent in New Zealand's dominance.

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Street Talk

Public speak on vaccines controversy

The death of two one-year-old babies last Friday following their vaccination at Savai’i has led to independent investigations by authorities and galvanized debate throughout the nation. Health experts have come out defending vaccinations while urging patience until the inquiries are completed. The public was asked if they have confidence in the health system and the health of their children.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…A 58-year-old man was sharing his memories of his father. His father had been a workaholic who was always busy with his job and his own personal interests. He never came to his son’s sports games or activities.


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Men of the hour: Rev. Vavatau Taufao, Olo Fiti Vaai and Prime Minister Tuilaepa

There is always a man of the hour. In this case, there are three men: Reverend Vavatau Taufao, Olo Fiti Vaai and Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, are names to think about today.Just when we thought politics in Samoa has become rather dull given the one-party state nature of our Parliament, along come some interesting developments that should make us all sit down and think.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Church tax issues Reverend Vavatau and C.C.C.S. Church are the last people in Samoa to be giving advice on controlling spending. Have a look at the mirror Rev. Vavatau and the E.F.K.S. and you will find the huge cost overruns on the Fale Iupeli church ballooning out from what was supposed to be $2 million to having to get a $15 million loan from the people of Samoa (via the N.P.F.) to meet the overblown costs of the church

Dear Editor, Re: Church vs Govt. The wedge that is purposely being driven to create division at the heart of Samoa is one that’ll cause “her” own downfall. Divide and conquer is plain evident and the self-righteousness of those who purport to be just and for the people are simply “acts” of foaming at the mouth and the gnashing of teeth at best.

Dear Editor, Re: Doors at the new Airport What a bunch of rubbish. What liability? Samoa and the government own this airport and should be named on this so call insurance as well as its own assurance coverage hence forward.


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'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!" thrill Comic-Con

Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman ," ''Shazam! " and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production.

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Facebook has been facing increased scrutiny over how third-party firms use its data since news broke in March 2018 that data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user data. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data.

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