MISSED: Edward Gough Whitlam.

Australians – including many of them in Samoa – are mourning the death of former Prime Minister, Edward Gough Whitlam.

GOING TO AMERICA: Young Tofa sits on the swing at the House of Hope compound thinking about her new life.

A 16-year-old girl, whose dream of a normal life was shattered at 13 after her stepfather sexually assaulted her, has been given a second chance to live life.

The Police have launched an investigation into the death of a 54-year-old man who was found on the beach on Saturday at Fogasavai’i on the big island of Savai’i.

THE SALEAULA LAVA ROCK: Our goal was to figure out how we could use this distribution of volcano compositions at the surface to reverse-engineer how these components are distributed inside this upwelling mantle plume at depth.

Samoan volcanoes have yielded evidence of the planet’s early formation still trapped inside the Earth.

PARTNERS: C.E.O of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Aiono Mose Sua and Vice President of Shenzhen People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Yuwen Wang.

Late last year, Prime Minster Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi visited Shenzhen, a coastal city in southern China north of Hong Kong home to 15 million people.

TEAM: Lawyer Ruby Drake with her client, Pauline Johnson.

“The Diplomatic Immunity and Privileges Act is relevant to this case but if it is applied, where would an individual go for justice? They could not obtain justice in this country”- Chief Justice Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu

PLAINTIFF: Papali’i Panoa Moala.

The hearing of a five-million-tala lawsuit, brought by the former General Manager of the Samoa National Provident Fund, Papali’i Panoa Moala, against the Samoa Land Corporation (S.L.C) has been adjourned until 3 November.

Last Friday, the Samoa Cancer Society held its annual “Pink Luncheon” event at Scalinis restaurant.  This photo montage is from the day, where many of the guests arrived in their pink finery to support breast cancer awareness.

POSITIVE OUTCOME: Police officers will be attending a training session to help improve standards and decision making in different situations that will arise during work. Acting Police Commissioner Nafo’itoa is glad and says ‘It is something positive’ that will come out of the latest drama that unfolded within the police force where a 3-year-old child was locked up in a cell with his father.

“The training is done at the commissioned officer level, and for non-commissioned officers who make decisions in different situations,” said Nafo’itoa.

ALL EARS: A senior officer of the Legislative Assembly explains the functions of Parliament.

“That is how important you are to this nation and why we want to make sure when our time passes, we can be comfortable in the knowledge we have done all we could, to leave this nation in good hands” – Speaker La’auli Leuatea Polata’ivao

The Samoan flag flew high and proud during a full-day blockade of the Newcastle Coal Port in Australia on Friday.

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