NOT THE FAULT OF COACH: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi is standing by Sir Gordon Tietjens, instead blaming the players for not listening to the instructions.

Prove me wrong, P.M. unrepentant

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is unrepentant about calling Manu Samoa Sevens players uneducated. He has instead challenged the team to prove him wrong by winning a tournament before the end of the year. The team has at least three tournaments remaining, two for the H.S.B.C. Sevens Series in Paris and London and the all important Rugby World Cup in San Francisco, U.S.A.

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CONGRATULATIONS: The graduates with members of the Samoa Culinary Association.

Samoa Culinary Association tackles unemployment one chef at a time

The Samoa Culinary Association is doing is best to address unemployment in Samoa. On Saturday, ten graduates of its 2018 Grassroots Cookery programme celebrated sweet success during a graduation dinner at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel. 

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Four men accused of murder in Court

The four men accused of murder in relation to the death of a man in the boot of a car last month have appeared in the Supreme Court.

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In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, walk after their meeting at the northern side of Panmunjom in North K

Trump says US team in NKorea planning summit with Kim

President Donald Trump said Sunday a U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jon Un, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place.

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Supporters of German AfD wave flags in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 27, 2018. The AfD that swept into Parliament last year on a wave of anti-migrant sentiment is staging a march Sunday through the heart of Berlin to protes

German nationalists march in Berlin, face counter-protests

Supporters of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party marched through central Berlin to protest against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government Sunday, and were kept away from a raft of counter-demonstrations by a heavy police presence.

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Global legend visits Academy

Sevens rugby legend, Ben Gollings, visited the Rugby Academy Samoa (R.A.S.) at Lepea on Saturday. In the country as the special guest for the S.I.I. Sevens tournament, Gollings told the Samoa Observer that his passion is to grow rugby at grassroots level. And at R.A.S., he helped advance their cause.

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Barbarians' Chris Ashton scores his third and his side's fourth try during the Quilter Cup match between England and Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium, London, Sunday May 27, 2018. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

Ashton scores 3 tries for Barbarians in 63-45 win v England

Chris Ashton scored a hat trick of tries as the Barbarians condemned England to an embarrassing fourth straight defeat by emerging 63-45 winners at Twickenham on Sunday.

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Street Talk

Church gets backing on tax position

The biggest denomination in Samoa, the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) has reportedly rejected the Government’s new law to tax the Head of State and Church Ministers. Although the church has yet to confirm its official position, reports from the Malua annual conference indicate that the church will continue to reject the law. Despite this, the Government has put out a notice that after 30 June 2018, they will start enforcing the law on people who continue to disobey. What do you think? Reporter, Adel Fruean asked members of the public today and this is what they said:

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Think a Minute

Think a minute.Recent studies show that only 1 out of 3 people have healthy self-confidence. That means 2 out of every 3 people simply don’t know the ability they already have to be successful, even though it’s right there in their hands!


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Slow down and drive safely

It was only a few weeks ago when motorists were screaming from the top of the hill about the atrocious condition of Cross Island Road. Many of them were in up in arms about it, describing the stretch of road from Tanugamanono to Vaoala as the worst piece of road in Samoa.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I write regarding the church that had defiantly rejected the law of the land, and I would like to follow along the article piece with comments made by Mr. Vavatau.

Re: 12 steps coming to Samoa Welcome to Samoa pastors Rod and Jenny Carey. Fa’atalofa atu foi ile tinā ia Miriama Simanu, e ui ona ta te le masani.

Re: Samoa, real assets and fiat currency Yes P.S. Jeffery, that’s my point. America is no exception, the Torrens system is a slavery system. You can never own anything outright.


He said in a statement late Friday, May 25, 2018, that the report has devastated him and that

Morgan Freeman says he did not assault women

Morgan Freeman says he likes to compliment people to make them feel at ease around him but that he has never sexually assaulted women. The Academy Award-winning actor is fighting back against charges of bad behavior made by multiple women in a CNN report this week.

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An Amazon Echo device sits on a balcony outside an Amazon office as the Space Needle is reflected in windows behind it following a program announcing several new Amazon products by the company, in Seattle.

After Amazon Echo misfire, ways to protect your own privacy

Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies.

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