SAMOA REPRESENTED: Taulesulu Yandall is one of millions of women marching around the world in protest against President Donald Trump.

Rallying cry by millions of women echoed in Samoa

The plight of millions of women around the world protesting against the inauguration of Donald John Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America is not lost in Samoa.

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RISK OF POOR ROAD CONDITIONS:  Sia Fa’ala’a is among the concerned residents of  Faleasiu-Uta due to many risks that may be caused due to bad road conditions.

Plagued by roads problems

Everyone loves a nice and smooth road. Yet for many people residing in the village of Faleasi’u-Uta, that’s something they can only dream of.

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FLYING THE FLAG: Some of the delegates from Samoa at the W.A.C.O.M in Philippines.

Samoa to host World Apostolic Congress

Samoa is set to host the next World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (W.A.C.O.M). The gathering is an international meeting of thousands of Divine Mercy devotees.

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World

President Donald Trump points to a member of the audience after speaking at the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

Trump offers scattershot response to global protests

President Donald Trump on Sunday offered a scattershot response to the sweeping post-inauguration protests against his new administration, sarcastically undermining the public opposition and then defending demonstrators' rights a short time later.

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In this undated photo released Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, rescuers work in the area of the avalanche-hit Rigopiano hotel, central Italy.

Italy rescuers say ice thwarts manual search of buried hotel

Rescuers digging through an Italian hotel buried by an avalanche reported hearing no signs of life Sunday from the 24 people still missing inside and appealed for equipment to help them penetrate the ruins where they say air pockets might be sustaining more survivors.

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Sport

Leading by example: Captain Tila Mealoi putting his body on the line for the tackle in Dubai.

Sevens team named for Wellington

The Samoa Rugby Union has officially announced the Manu Samoa Sevens team for the HSBC World Series in Wellington next weekend. 

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Philip Marsden, Kat Riley and Gideon Mulitalo chase the turnaround mark in the 6km race.

Stuart Young wins Falefa Falls

The resurgent Stuart Young claimed a fiery victory in the opening Samoa Events race of the year at Falefa Falls yesterday. 

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Street Talk

What should become of the Vaitele market?

The $5.7million market at Vaitele once described as a “gold mine” by the former Minister of Finance, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, has instead become a flop. Now the government is looking for someone to develop it. It is a last desperate attempt to recover the money spent on the multimillion-tala project.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…A little boy was not obeying his mother. So she told him to sit down and stay there until she said he could stand up again. The little boy angrily sat down and said: “I’m sittin’ down, Mom…but inside I’m standing up!”

Editorial

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An open letter to the Minister for Revenue and the H.R.P.P. government

To Tialavea Hunt, thank you for setting up public consultations to look for new revenue sources to fund “development projects that will raise the welfare of our people”

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Use of Police vehicle questioned This Police Toyota Truck was received as part of Australia’s Aid and paid for by the Australian taxpayers. Now the police have abused this vehicle for personal use the day it arrived.

Dear Editor Re: Hiking warning for women and females This is awful. How is tourism ever going to take hold in Samoa with rapes, child beggars, high cost for food and accommodations, third rate service to name some of the problems?

Dear Editor Re: Wasted millions on bad roads F for Failure If you think of successful leadership as an equation because you obtain a positive result, then poor leadership is like an equation with a negative result.

Entertainment

Protesters hold signs as they listen to speakers at an anti-Trump rally hosted by filmmaker Michael Moore in front of the Trump International Hotel, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in New York.

Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration

Actors Robert De Niro, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo joined hundreds of other people outside a Donald Trump building on Thursday for a pre-inauguration demonstration organizers said was meant to energize those concerned about the Republican president-elect's policies.

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Technology

File photo an iPhone is seen in Washington.

Apple depicts Qualcomm as a shady monopolist in $1B lawsuit

Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers.

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