The United States Transportation Department has granted a 30-day cabotage waiver for the Samoa government owned Polynesian Airlines to operate American Samoa's domestic flights.

A man described as a “drunken beast” beat his six-months pregnant wife until she blacked out and told people to leave her to die.

TEAM ARRIVES: Vavae Tuilagi, Alesana Tuilagi, Michael Stanley and George Pisi of the Manu Samoa arrive in England for the Rugby World Cup.Manu Samoa was greeted by wind and rain when they landed in England for the Rugby World Cup, but that did not stop them from wearing traditional dress ahead of the World Cup next month.

The existing trade agreements involving Samoa do not favour local exporters in terms of funding increases to supply chain as well as increasing capacity and market access.

What was meant to be the trip of a lifetime for an Australian couple, who came to Samoa for the historical All Blacks visit in July, turned into a horrible experience. They were robbed by a local Security Guard of their passports, tickets to the historical game, cash worth $2,000 and other small items.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: The abuse of our women must end now. Photo/www.ADB.orgThe rate of violence against women in Samoa has reached epidemic proportion, casting doubt on the widely held notion that sisters are protected in this country.

GOLDEN SUCCESS: Samoa’s Special Olympics team picked up 14 medals, four of them gold. Photo / Digicel websiteThe SENESE family came together on Friday afternoon, to hail the achievements of three of its student athletes, who participated in the latest Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles, and came away with five medals.

An N.U.S. student Fuifui Suitauva appeared before Justice Vui Clarence Nelson last Friday for sentencing.

WINNER OF SAMOAN IDOL 2015: Yvonne Nikolao with her trophy and prizes. Photo / Deidre FaneneLearning to let go and not play it safe paid off for singer Yvonne Nikolao who walked away with the title of Samoan Idol for 2015.

GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE: Moli Levi is recovering at her home in Nofoali’i.Moli Levi is extremely grateful to be alive.

The 59-year-old mother from Nofoali’i is recovering from a gunshot wound that could have easily ended her life.

READY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES: Coordinator of the Samoa Youth Commonwealth Games Vitolio Lui at the Apia Park yesterday.Two weeks away from the Commonwealth Youth Games, the man responsible for getting Samoa ready to welcome the Commonwealth is confident.

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