PAGO A.G.: Talauega Eleasalo Ale and Minister of Justice: Fa’aolesa Katopau Ainu’u.

Minister of Justice fights to quash warrant of arrest

The Minister of Justice and Courts Administration, Fa’aolesa Katopau Ainu’u, is seeking to quash an outstanding warrant of arrest against him in American Samoa. The warrant of arrest for Fa’aolesa was issued in 2008 containing a number of allegations, in relation to his handling of a client.

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Tuluiga Tuivasa, Makareta Lene, Michael Ah Chong, Toleafoa Elon Betham, Lesina Malolua and Epeli Racule.

Bank launches new branding campaign

“We are you, We are Samoa, We are BSP.” That’s the slogan of the new branding campaign by the Bank of the South Pacific (B.S.P), launched on Tuesday night at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel.

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AND OFF THEY GO: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi gets the 20th S.I.G.F.T underway at Matautu yesterday.

Boats arrive and they are off

The arrival of the boats might have caused a few angry moments but all that was quickly forgotten yesterday morning at the Matautu Wharf.

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World

Members of Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces survey the body of an Islamic State group fighter who was killed during heavy clashes as Iraqi Security forces surround the town of Hit, 85 miles (140 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq.

Australia says most dangerous Australian IS operative killed

Australia's most dangerous known Islamic State movement operative had been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, the government said Thursday.

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President Barack Obama takes a sip of water while he speaks at Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich.

Obama tells Flint residents, 'I've got your back'

Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all levels of government until every drop of water flowing into homes in Flint, Michigan, is safe to use.

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Sport

Chiefs

Chiefs, Highlanders to meet in key match in Super Rugby

The 11th round of Super Rugby may later be remembered as a point of transition between the Highlanders reign as champions and the Chiefs emergence as successors to their title.

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Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru

Japan test player Goromaru dumped from Queensland's 23

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru has been cut from the Queensland Reds' 23-man squad for the Super Rugby match against the Crusaders in New Zealand on Friday.

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Street Talk

Is electricity expensive in Samoa?

The cost of electricity in Samoa remains far too high. So says the Electric Power Corporation’s (E.P.C) new Minister, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang. He has called on the Corporation to make electricity cheaper for all households in Samoa in the next five years.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…All of us at times feel like we will never achieve the full success in our career that we want. But it helps us to know that nearly every successful person had to overcome hurdles before they reached his or her goal of success. One such person said: “History has shown that most winners went through heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won simply because they refused to become discouraged or deterred by their defeats.”

Editorial

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Let the closure of Avele be the start of a deeper conversation

We can’t blame the government for its decision to close Avele College temporarily as the Police investigate death threats allegedly made by students on social media.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I do not understand why we are having another legislation (law) to be drafted and wasting more money to do it. We already have laws that should have been enforced.

Dear Editor, Re: Injustices in Samoa In Samoa many still do not understand how property and property rights work. Especially when it comes to land and what is on the land. If you leave a tool (it is anyone’s property in Samoa) outside and it goes missing -- someone has borrowed that tool permanently (a property has just been transferred because that person found it lying outside - finders keepers rule applied here). This is not stealing in Samoa. It is not a crime in Samoa.

Dear Editor, Social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others are the reason that cyber bullying is becoming such a problem, and this is cyber bullying.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

American reality-show star Kim Kardashian takes a selfie as she rides on a classic car next to her husband, rap singer Kanye West in Havana, Cuba.

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian latest names to visit Havana

Rap superstar Kanye West, his wife Kim Kardashian and members of her reality-show-star family are the latest celebrities to visit Havana.

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Technology

Drones readied prior to races held by the Drone Racing League at a vacant mall in Hawthorne, Calif.

Meet the next sport of the modern age: Drone racing

Decked out in high-tech goggles, pilot Steve Zoumas dives low and sees the final gate zooming toward him: a 20-foot-tall metal-framed box ringed with neon. Boom! His sight goes black. The crowd lets out a collective "Whoa!" as pieces of his aircraft, which has just smashed into a concrete barrier, go flying.

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