THANK YOU: President of the Samoa Cancer Society Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke (in pink) received a cheque of $17,700 from the Pound for Pound Boxing Tournament and its Managing Director Tuigamala Vaaiga Tuigamala 3rd from the left and his wife Daphne Tuigamala 3rd from the right.The Samoa Cancer Society is in a better position today financially to do its work thanks to the generosity and initiative of a legendary Samoan.

SPARED FROM FLOODING: The river protection wall (above) in Lauli'i was dedicated at a ceremony yesterday which was attended by the Prime Minister and other goverment officials. The wall at Lauli'i is one of many government projects designed to mitigate the impact of climate changes like flooding and storm surges.The village of Lauli’i is better protected from the elements this wet season thanks to the construction of a $799,500 rock wall on the banks of a river that runs through the village.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAUTUA: Addressing the audience Party Leader Palusalue Faapo II said the Tautua Party has had to overcome a lot of challenges but is very positive about the future. Above: Founding Tautua Party member, Va'ai Papu Va'ai cuts the birthday cake.The Tautua Samoa Party yesterday celebrated its fifth birthday at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi Conference Centre.

The appeal against a conviction by Deputy Prime Minister, Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo, has been adjourned until 19 January 2015.

VERY SAD: These students are among the 14 students who will not graduate today due to a communication issue at the National University of Samoa.A communication mishap at the National University of Samoa (N.U.S) means 14 students, who were listed to graduate today, will not be doing so.

THE TWO SAMOAS: Miss American Samoa, Anneliese Sword and Miss Samoa, Latafale Auva'a in front of the government building yesterday where the Miss Pacific contestants entertained as part of the pageant countdown.

As the coronation night for the first Miss Pacific Islands gets closer, the eight ladies from around the Pacific have been engaging most of their time showcasing the unique performing arts of their respective home countries.

MEETING BEST INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BEST PRACTICES: (L-R): Professor Roger J Field (Chairman of Academic Quality Agency for NZ Universities), Jan Cameron (Director of Academic Quality Assurance and Panel Member of AQA) and NUS Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Fui Le’apai Tu’ua ‘Ilaoa Asofou So’o.For the first time since it was established 30 years ago, the National University of Samoa (N.U.S) will undergo an academic audit come February next year.

Snr. Sergeant, Kerisiano Lale, Executive Director of Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust, Vernon McKenzie and A.C.EO Fa’agutu Samuelu Va’atofu.The Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust (‘The Trust’) in partnership with Samoa prisons and Correction Service and Community Probation has launched a programme to warn young offenders about the nastiness of jail.

The 21-year-old facing a murder charge in relation to the death of his 23-year-old female cousin in an incident that occurred in October at Nu’u, appeared again in the Supreme Court yesterday.

The MV Lady Naomi Voyage enroute to American Samoa from the Matautu Wharf last Friday was called back after three hours at sea due to a sudden shut down of the vessel’s engine.

It has been revealed that a gun used in the recent hold up of the Orator Hotel was police issued.

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