HAPPIER TIMES: Marina and La’auli Alan Grey during the opening of the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel in 2016.

La’auli Alan Grey passes away

A prominent businessman La’auli Alan Grey has passed away. La’auli, the Hotelier who played an instrumental role in the development of Samoan rugby and tourism in Samoa, passed away peacefully at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital this morning.

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Tofilau Malu Faalaaitaua with his proud family.

Court Assessors take oath

Twenty-one new assessors for the Land and Titles Court were sworn in yesterday morning before Chief Justice, His Honour, Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu at Mulinu’u. Of the 21 assessors, four are women, including media veteran To’alepai Rula Su’a-Vaai.

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Fellow Rotarians Cheri R Moors (N.U.S.) and Ronna Lee (U.S.P.) handing out laptop to Rotary scholarship student attending U.S.P. Alafua.

Tertiary students receive Rotary scholarships

The Rotary Club of Apia, with the mission “making a difference”, is walking the talk through lending a helping hand to improve the education of Samoan youth through offering scholarships to tertiary students who are most in need of financial assistance.

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President Donald Trump gestures to people cheering him across the tarmac as he, arrives on Air Force One with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump at Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Ph

Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving

President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in military except under "limited circumstances," following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving.

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A man carries a wounded boy in a hospital, after a car bombing outside a sports stadium in Lashkargah, capital city of southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, Friday, March 23, 2018. Provincial chief of police Abdul Ghafar Safi said the blast was carried

Afghanistan: Car bomb near stadium kills 13, says official

A car bombing outside a sports stadium in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Friday killed 13 people and wounded 40 others, an official said. Aminullah Abed, the chief of the province's public health department, said the casualties were received at a hospital in the province's capital, Lashkar Gah, with six of the wounded in critical condition and many others burnt beyond recognition.

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President of the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee, Patrick Fepulea’i.

Team Samoa named

The Team Samoa for the upcoming Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April has been announced. The announcement was made by the President of the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee, Patrick Fepulea’i, at their headquarters yesterday

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Avele College was hungry for a victory because they lost their previous match against an improved Vaimauga.

Leiifiifi overcomes Avele

Leiifiifi College has defended their title. Up against a fierce Avele College team, they won 33-23. It was the third round of the Zone A Secondary School 15s Competition and host, Leiifiifi College, has defended their title three weeks now.

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Street Talk

N.Z. govt. urged to change law

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is standing by her country’s immigration laws requiring Samoans to go through a stringent screening process to obtain a visa to visit New Zealand. This is despite the two countries sharing a Treaty of Friendship. Do you think this is fair? Reporter, Nefertiti Matatia, asked the public in today’s Street Talk and this is what they said:

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…In 2012 an unknown hero was discovered and honored in China’s news media. She was a woman who had spent her life saving helpless, abandoned babies. Together with her husband who died in 1995, 88-year-old Lou Xiaoying rescued more than 30 babies who were left to die on the streets of Jinhua, China.


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Change the focus of health messages so that it’s not about taxes but love

Judging from the deliberations in Parliament during the past two days, especially yesterday, there is no shortage of ideas on healthy living. Whether it was addressing the scourge of obesity, smoking or alcohol use, every Member of Parliament who had an opinion about the laws being debated, which were all health related, knew what needed to be done

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Since 2011 through the Cabinet Handbook 2011, the double standard policies became a standard practice in our government. Its target is just about the finishing products. Only the finishing products and that is it.

The name “Alienation of Customary Land” is from the 1965 law - the Alienation of Customary Land Act 1965. The law allowed leases on customary lands and it set out the processes by which leasing could be done.

Dear Editor, Just wanted to point out a couple of things. 1. If Samoa does not pay it’s debt then there is a world body that will rule against Samoa, no matter how shoddy the goods or Projects received.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, during a visit to the Crown Bar in Belfast Northern Ireland, where they learnt from National Trust representatives about the pub's heritage, and met bar staff, local comedians and musicians Friday March 23, 2018.  Prince Ha

Prince Harry, Meghan tour N. Ireland; wedding china on sale

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a surprise visit to Northern Ireland on Friday as part of their pre-wedding tour of the United Kingdom. The trip was not announced ahead of time in keeping with security procedures used for royal travel to Northern Ireland.

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Facebook login webpage is seen on a computer screen in Ottawa, Canada. Mozilla, Tesla and other companies are distancing themselves from Facebook following revelations of a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump ca

Mozilla, Tesla, other businesses take a Facebook pause

Mozilla, Tesla and other companies are distancing themselves from Facebook following revelations of a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign.

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