Manu Samoa Sevens squad for the Las Vegas Sevens.

Manu Samoa Sevens team named

The Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, has named the Manu Samoa Sevens squad for the Las Vegas Sevens.

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Saina Youth Group taking part in Wetlands Day.

Why Samoa values wetlands

“For all of us who call Samoa our home, this is a time to celebrate a very special part of our natural environment – the “wetlands.” - Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa

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CONGRATULATIONS: Class of 2016-2017.

Graduation joy for Maritime graduates

The graduates had completed a one-year-course, which looked at the theory and practical side of their work.

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World

In this November 2014 file photo, Archbishop Anthony Apuron stands in front of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam.

Vatican abuse probe of Guam archbishop heads to mainland US

Vatican officials prosecuting Guam's archbishop for alleged sex abuse have moved their investigation from the territory to Hawaii and now the mainland U.S. so they can interview potential witnesses.

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In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, a man watches a TV news program showing photos published in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper of North Korea's

As China ups heat on NKorea, US faces questions of diplomacy

China's surprising suspension of North Korean coal imports puts pressure not only on Pyongyang, but also on President Donald Trump. The question for him: Should the U.S. respond with new North Korea negotiations?

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Sport

INTER-ISLAND FIRST CHALLANGE CHAMPIONS: Lupe o le Soaga Malietoa Tanumafili II.

First “national” hockey inter-island competition is Savaii

On Saturday 18 February 2017 Samoa Hockey staged its first ever Malietoa Tanumafii II Inter Island Hockey Championship at Sapapalii Primary School at Sapapalii in Savaii.

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SAMOA SEVENS COACH: Tietjens at the trial for the Manu Samoa Sevens at Apia Park.

The master shares his knowledge

Sir Gordon Tietjens is regarded as one of the top coaches in the highest echelons of the Sevens Rugby arena.  

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Street Talk

Ele deserves money from Samoa

Samoa’s Olympic medalist, Ele Opeloge, is unlikely to earn a lot of money – if any – from the government for her efforts. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s insists the government only awards monetary gifts to Olympic gold medal winners.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute… Someone said, “The problem with fairytale marriages is the young lady who waits for her prince on a white horse does not yet know that she’s the one who cleans up after the horse!”

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Are we wrong or does this government just loves wasting money?

Common sense has prevailed at long last. We are talking about the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the ridiculous second lot of charges against Police Commissioner, Fuiavaalili Egon Keil.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Samoa ‘Founded on God’ and Samoa ‘Founded on the Trinity’: Are they One and the Same Thing? Personally, I’m conflicted on this amendment, the original Constitution was sufficient enough, no need to amend the Constitution.

Dear Tai Peta, Thank you for enlightening me about Samoa’s repayment of its debts. I now know. My bad. I took a term of economics at a local institution which shall remain nameless and this is what I learnt - there is no such thing as free lunch in this world.

Dear Editor, I write with regards to the Stigmata girl. We waited eagerly for the ‘message’ on the 18th December 2016 but it never eventuated and I was deeply disappointed and very depressed. My Christmas was basically ruined because someone forgot to tell the world about the message.

Entertainment

Rapper Chris Brown performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. A judge Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

Judge orders R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from ex

 A judge has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of physically abusing and threatening her.

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Technology

Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.

Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts

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