MEET THE BAND: (L-R) Obie Obien, Justin Nalimu, Jacquie Gaviria, Alex Avila, Avion Blackman, Mark Mohr and Solomon Jabby

Christafari shares God’s love in Samoa

“Our trip to Samoa has just been a dream come true,”

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FAREWELL: Love and best wishes from the Samoa Audit Office for Tanielu Leitupo (second from right front row).

A milestone for the Audit Office

Fresh off its Institutional Strengthening Project, the Samoa Audit Office (S.A.O) is continuing the implementation of its educational programmes to further enhance skills and equip its staff with the most recent auditing and financial know-how to perform their duties. 

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STOP THROWING RUBBISH IN OUR VILLAGE: Beauty Kosi, 21, from the village of Nu’u.

Our village isn’t a rubbish dump

Here’s a scenario: If someone were to come into your house to dump rubbish all over the place, how would that make you feel?

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech during a campaign event, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Gettysburg, Pa.

Off his message again: Trump vows to sue all female accusers

Steering his campaign toward controversy yet again, Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other inappropriate behavior.

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An AT&T logo on a store in Dedham, Mass.

AT&T is reportedly in talks to buy Time Warner for $80B

Grab some popcorn — AT&T wants to take you to the movies.

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Australian teammates pause during their Bledisloe rugby union test match loss to New Zealand in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

Wallabies coach Cheika rants after Bledisloe Cup defeat

Volatile Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hit out at the All Blacks and the New Zealand news media after his team's 37-10 defeat on Saturday, revealing a deep-seated sense of grievance as Australia slumped to a seventh loss in 10 rugby tests this year.

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New Zealand All Blacks' Ben Smith, center, runs through the Australian defense during their Bledisloe rugby union test match in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

NZ beats Australia 37-10 for record 18th straight test win

New Zealand overwhelmed Australia 37-10 Saturday in the third Bledisloe Cup rugby test to post a world record 18th-straight test win.

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Street Talk

Your thoughts on closure of Yazaki

It’s official. More than 700 employees of the country’s biggest employer in the private sector will soon find themselves without jobs following the announcement that Yazaki Eds Samoa is set to be officially shut by the end of 2017.

Amosa Polima, 33


Folasaitu Leussogi, 53


Mao Lesao, 42


Peteru Saumaseava, 52


Taisi Ioane, 30


Think a Minute

Think a minute…A successful man said: “Success is mostly about failing.” What we don’t know about the world’s most successful people is the many times they failed before they finally succeeded. Successful people know how to keep going and learning from their failures until they finally reach their goal. As a famous entertainer put it: “If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.”


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A reminder from the former Minister of Education, Magele Mauiliu Magele

Aid and foreign assistance are Samoa’s best friends. That much is undeniable. All you have to do is follow the news on a daily basis to know that without aid and foreign assistance from donor countries, development partners and Good Samaritans in general; the state of the economy would be in an absolute mess.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: A coconut truck This goes on constantly.

Re: Coconut truck I had to laugh when I saw the photo of M.E.S.C. vehicle in the paper. The question is what were they doing? And where was the driver heading to with the load of coconuts?

Re: Who created this mighty mess? There is so much confusion with this N.P.O. saga. So where do we begin and end? Everyone is breaking the law somehow but nobody gets punished, they only get suspended or delayed to be prosecuted.


Singer Akon

Singer Akon backs Liberia schools' partnership with firm

Senegalese-American hip-hop star Akon is endorsing Liberia's plan to outsource oversight of its primary education system to a Kenya-based for-profit company, a decision that some local educators have denounced.

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Logo of Takata Corp. at an auto supply shop in Tokyo. The U.S. government is confirming another death due to the rupture of an air bag made by Takata Corp.

US confirms 11th death due to Takata air bags

A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective air bag inflators.

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