COACH: Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua.

Man on a mission

Manu Samoa’s new coach, Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua, knows the odds are against him but the term “mission impossible” is not part of his vocabulary. That’s his attitude to his new role and the man who coached Samoa to one of her most famous rugby victories over Australia would need it. 

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AMERICAN SAMOA A.G.: Talauega Eleasalo Ale.

American Samoa A.G. responds

The influx of illegal immigrants entering American Samoa with drugs and contrabands is the reason behind the stringent revision on entry permit waiver for certain countries, requiring an “OK to board” to enter the U.S. Territory. 

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THIS IS NOT ON: Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren.

Justice warns of “stranger danger”

A Supreme Court Justice has called on the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture to encourage the education of students and parents alike about what she calls “stranger danger.”

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World

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Israel vows to act against Iranian threats to annihilate it

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran Tuesday that as long as it seeks Israel's destruction it will face no fiercer enemy than the Jewish state and he vowed to prevent Tehran from establishing permanent military bases in Syria and from producing weapons in Syria or Lebanon.

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Remains of a damaged building stands after an earthquake in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Powerful earthquake hits central Mexico, collapses buildings

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing some buildings, cracking the facades of others and scattering rubble on streets on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.

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Sport

Proud moments: prize recipients during the Football Federation Prize Giving

Football Youth league ends

Football Federation Samoa hosted Prize Giving on Saturday 16th September at its premises to conclude the annual Youth League tournament which started in April of this year.

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The tournament will also help to identify a Samoa team for the upcoming regional tournaments such as the Mini Games and the Pacific Games.

Toa Gas Nines to develop local talents

The Toa Gas N.R.L. 9s series is back. The tournament kicked off last weekend at the A.C.P. Marist Sport Complex at Lotopa.

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Street Talk

Line blurred between tips and bribery

The difference between tipping and bribery has been spelt out by a Cabinet Minister who said public servants should not feel bad about accepting tips for doing their work. The Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tioniso Hunt, said it is only wrong when public servants accept bribes. What do you think? Should members of the public be encouraged to tip public servants, especially people like Customs officials? Ulimasao Fata asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Mele Maulolo Iasoni, 47

Afega

Paulo Ilalio Fonoti

Afega/Nu’u Fou

Pearlynn Brown

Malie

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Faleasiu

Saili Talimasealii, 51

Utualii

Seufale Filipo Foaluga

Vaitele-fou

Think a Minute

Think a minute…A famous man and woman who were neighbors were always arguing. They just could not get along with each other. One day the woman said to the man: “Sir, if you were my husband, I’d give you poison!”

Editorial

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Dealing with unemployment should be a matter of urgency

We know this much is undeniable. A lot of our social and criminal problems of today could easily have been resolved if there were sufficient employment opportunities made available to the population of this island nation.

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Letters to the Editor

Talofa once again Samoa and to you dear Editor, Thirteenth September -13/09/2017, marks the 100th Anniversary of the fifth (5) visitation by the ‘Immaculate Conception’ [Forever Blessed Virgin Mother of God the Human Arch of the Covenant] the 3 children in Fatima with the last of the promised sixth (6) visitations, to commemorate its 100th Anniversary 13th October.

Dear Editor We all know that politics is a career for people who are not fond of the truth. These guys are professionals at what they do and over the years they’ve learnt that the media will rap today and tomorrow it’s different topic so they’ll a different story tomorrow on tomorrow’s issues because they know today’s issues are gonna flow under the bridge of troubled waters, tomorrow.

Dear Editor Re: Businessman issues response Meredith certainly has a reason to be suspicious. How on earth could these business people be business people if they are selling their product at a price lower than the taxes they have to pay on an item?

Entertainment

Avril Lavigne.

The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory — she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet.

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Technology

Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users.

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