Chairman Kasiano Leaupepe

Chairman corrects cultural ‘misconception’

Fa’afafines might have become members of the modern Samoan community but in the traditional Samoan set up, they were not part of the picture.

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Local

P.M.: Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

P.M. talks food, land and sea

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is back in the country from Stockholm, Sweden. He was there to attend the annual E.A.T Forum where he delivered Samoa’s perspective on the frontlines of climate change; facing the public health burden of Non-Communicable Diseases; and the changes instituted and strategies developed to reverse current trends.

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Go Manu!

Sea of blue erupts as Samoa ends winless run

It has taken a few games but Manu Samoa fans thirst for victory was well and truly quenched on Saturday when the men in blue brought out their A game to defeat Tonga, 30-10, at Apia Park.

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World

Officials say 7 mine workers kidnapped in Nigeria freed

Three Australians, a New Zealander, a South African and two Nigerians were freed on Sunday, four days after they were kidnapped in an ambush on a police convoy in southeastern Nigeria that killed a driver, officials said.

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A spectator waves Panama flags as the Neopanamax cargo ship, Cosco Shipping Panama, crosses the new Agua Clara locks, part of the Panama Canal expansion project, near the port city of Colon, Panama.

Panama Canal opens $5B locks, bullish despite shipping woes

Fireworks exploded as a huge container ship made an inaugural passage through the newly expanded Panama Canal on Sunday, formally launching the Central American nation's multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for global shipping.

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Sport

Spain women copy men and take last Olympic rugby 7s berth

The Spain women's rugby sevens team followed its men into the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by winning the last qualifying spot in Dublin on Sunday.

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Italy beats Canada on late penalty in rugby test match

Italy's substitute flyhalf Carlo Canna kicked a late penalty to secure a 20-18 comeback win over Canada in a rugby union test match Sunday.

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Street Talk

What is the solution to our youth problems?

Ilia Likou was told by those interviewed that lax discipline, failing families, the diminishing authority of the church and the failure of government to create opportunities for jobs are some of the contributing factors.

Tali Lino, 43

Vaitele Fou

Viena Upu, 60

Sinamoga

Fa’aaliga Auvele

Lupepe Simati, 52

Foailalo

Elisapeta Asiata, 60

Ululoloa

Lote Fonoti, 40

Malie

Think a Minute

Think a minute…A hotel sign in Tokyo, Japan had this rule on it: “Is forbidden to steal towels please. If you are not person to do such is please not to read sign.” Someone said that rules are like a fence around us.

Editorial

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The right of a child is worth fighting for

Another week another dollar, they say. And as we get down to business – with work or whatever your weekly routine is after taking some time off during the weekend – there is no doubt that there are so many issues we are faced with that demands our serious attention.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Parliament passes budget Samoa has finally put things in perspective and realized that a well run govt. with objectivity in creating a fiscal responsible budget is the only way that can free itself from easy credit lending of the Worlds Bank and its affiliates.

Re: May the late Jeanine Tuivaiki, rest in peace It’s ok Mr. Editor-in-Chief, you did not do anything that led to the death of anyone.

The Attorney General’s office has opened a legislative file as a result of the reporting of the death of Jeanine Tuivaiki. Attorney General states: “This is to do with suggested suicides, and how the reporting of this can be appropriately guided by law.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

Laila Ali and Jamie Foxx

Laila Ali, Jaime Foxx pay tribute to Muhammad Ali

Laila Ali paid tribute to her late father, sports icon Muhammad Ali, during the BET Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Technology

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her mobile phone after her address to the Security Council at United Nations headquarters.

Emails: Key security features disabled on Clinton's server

State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem with then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features that left the server more vulnerable to hackers, according to emails released Wednesday.

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