COURT CLASH: Associate Minister of the Ministry of the Prime Minister: Peseta Vaifou Tevaga and Former Speaker and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, La'aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao in the Supreme Court yesterday.

Court battle begins

The hearing into allegations of fraud and forgery against the Associate Minister of the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Peseta Vaifou Tevaga, started in the Supreme Court yesterday.

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A FRIEND OF SAMOA: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi with U.N. Secretary General, Tupua Ban Ki-moon in New York.

What P.M. Tuilaepa said in New York

The 71st session of the General Assembly holds special significance for Samoa, and the Pacific region.  At the helm of the General Assembly for the first time ever, is a Pacific Islander and diplomat from Fiji, His Excellency Ambassador Peter Thomson.

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Fun Park: Wilhelm Schwalger has managed to complete 40% of phase 1, and needs your help.

Man works to make Fun Park reality

Samoa might soon have one more activity to offer to locals and visitors looking for a bit of fun and thrills. 

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World

Guests have been invited to wear white as a sign of peace, and the president will use a pen made from a recycled shell used in combat.

Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict

More than 220,000 deaths, 8 million homeless and countless human rights violations: These are the tragic toll of South America's oldest armed conflict, which begins to wind down with the signing Monday of a historic agreement between Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement to end a half-century of hostilities.

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A security official stands in the hall the presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Clinton, Trump poised for must-see debate showdown

With millions watching and the American presidency on the line, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are poised for a must-see showdown Monday night, pitting the Democrat's call for steady, experienced leadership against the Republican's pugnacious promises to upend Washington.

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Sport

Boys in Blue: The Samoa A trial held last Saturday.

Samoa A squad named

The Samoa A squad has been named to contest the Americas Pacific Challenge in Montevideo, Uruguay. 

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Ready for Action: Tusitala preparing for his role as half-back.

We catch up with Danny Tusitala

Danny Tusitala is international rugby professional, husband and father.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Remember Christopher Columbus, the great explorer from Europe? He planned to sail across the Atlantic ocean to find Asia, but failed. However, instead of Asia he found the New World, now called America.

Editorial

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Giving young people an opportunity to flourish

It’s an interesting one. The decision by the government, namely the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, to introduce Boxing to secondary schools is not only timely, if it’s administered well, it has the potential to become the tool needed to boost the sport’s ailing fortunes.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Union refutes Tietjens report Whatever you say Fepuleai. I don’t trust any of what you say.

Re: Minister and P.A.C.E.R Plus From my experience coming from a developed wealthy nation the small emerging economies will never penetrate the brick walls no matter what trade agreements are signed because we will always find way to subsidize our industries and keep you small economies from competing.

Dear Editor, This is a reply to Stella M’s letter on the Sunday Observer letter to the editor “There is no such thing as equality”. First I want to point out what equality is in the context of Gender equality.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

Maddox Jolie-Pitt, from left, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles.

Brad Pitt allegations relate to treatment of son

Allegations Brad Pitt was abusive on a private plane last week relate to the actor's treatment of his 15-year-old son, sources said Friday, as the FBI continued to gather information before determining whether to open an investigation.

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Technology

Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Online services want your birthdate _ creating security risk

Of all the personal information people tend to give out willy-nilly on the internet, birthdate is perhaps the most ubiquitous.

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