CLEAN UP YOUR MESS E.P.C.: The image of the inconvenience left by E.P.C. on the property of an angry resident of Alafua, Charlie Mansfield.

Resident slams E.P.C. as “irresponsible”

A resident of Alafua has raised concerns about what he called the “irresponsible attitude” of the Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) workers towards the public. Charlie Mansfield told the Sunday Samoan that for the past two weeks, E.P.C. workers did not care to remove the trees they had cut along the public road that connects the main road to the other residences that live on his side. 

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I.P.E.S. Samoa President Matamu James Moeono, Deputy Vice –Chancellor Peseta Dr Desmond Lee Hang and recipients of the IPES scholarships.

I.P.E.S. awards Scholarships for N.U.S. students

President of the Institution for Professional Engineers (I.P.E.S.) Samoa, Matamu James Moeono, presented a $10,000 cheque for 10 science students of the National University of Samoa. 

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SALVATION ARMY: Lt Colonel’s Rod and Jenny Carey, Regional Officers and Pastors and Miriama Simanu.

12 steps coming to Samoa

A drug and alcohol treatment programme is set to arrive in Samoa thanks to New Zealand government funding.

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World

People wait on a the other side of a road which has been cut by the flood water after Cyclone Merkunu in Salalah, Oman, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Cyclone Merkunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula on Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting o

Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday, deluging a major city with nearly three years' worth of rainfall in single day. The storm killed at least five people while more than 30 remain missing, officials said.

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In this photo provided by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace each other after their meeting at the northern side of the Panmunjom in North Korea

With US talks in limbo, Korean leaders hold surprise summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for the second time in a month on Saturday, holding a surprise summit at a border truce village to discuss Kim's potential meeting with President Donald Trump, Moon's office said.

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Sport

Auckland Marist St Joseph Sevens Team.

Auckland Marist reigns supreme at S.I.I. Sevens

Auckland Marist have done it again.

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Hurricanes Julian Savea is tackled by Crusaders Quinten Strange during their Super Rugby match in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Crusaders beat Hurricanes 24-13 in Super Rugby

The Christchurch-based Crusaders improved their first-place standing in Super Rugby on Friday with a 24-13 win over the Wellington-based Hurricanes in a match in which all three Barrett brothers placed their names on the score sheet.

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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:

Niko Temo

Saleufi

Atu Ioane

Letogo

Alefosio Feagaiga

Vailoa

Seufale Filipo Tauialo

Vaitele Fou

Alo Maleko

Vailoa

Think a Minute

Think a minute…There was a man who was the owner of the only hair salon in his little town. He cut and styled the hair of almost everybody in town and his business was quite successful.

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Encouraging local artists and the creative juices of Samoa

Creativity and innovation are critical for Samoa in terms of moving forward. And if the work of artists being displayed at two separate exhibitions in the country this week is anything to judge by, the country is in good hands.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I offer my herein assessment regarding subject issue: I. II. Assessment A. Sample of a very basic department flow chart to encapsulate a direct approach method as well as streamlining numerous functions that could be tedious in the merging process.

Dear Editor, Re: Poverty and risking customary lands Our forefathers didn’t have PhD’s let alone a higher education like most of the supposedly well “indoctrinated,” I mean educated ones we have today with the exception of Dr. Fiu and others that brought this issue of customary land to the lime light.

Dear Editor, Re: Church, Govt. tax dispute I say hurray for the Pastors for standing up to the government, they are not for profit organizations, these are religious institutions and should be granted non profit status as they are serving the people and their religious beliefs.

Entertainment

Harvey Weinstein listens during a court proceeding in New York on Friday, May 25, 2018. Weinstein was arraigned Friday on rape and other charges in the first criminal prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him that sparked a national r

Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs.

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Technology

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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