HARD AT WORK: Aitupe’s son’s planting cabbages on their village land for sales at the market.

Samoa is rich with fertile land

58 year old, Aitupe Fa’atau, from the village of Tanumalala strongly believes that Samoa is rich and blessed with land and that should be enough proof that there is no poverty in Samoa.

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HARD WORK PAYS OFF: Salome Ualolo with her children in front of their roadside vegetable stall where she sells what she grows.

Work harder and complain less

Salome Ualolo is not one to just sit back and watch life go by. 

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MIXED VIEWS: S.V.S.G. Village Reps for Falelatai ma Aiga i le tai.

Gender equality discussed at Aiga i le Tai

The wives of matai or high chiefs are nofotane who are accorded the respect to coordinate women’s committee affairs, different from the village council.

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World

Canadian government sets up probe of switched at birth case

For years, people in the tiny community had gossiped about why the two men didn't look much like their parents.

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Firefighters work in Amatrice, central Italy, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in

Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll

Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy.

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Sport

Beauden Barrett on the attack.

Beauden Barrett re-signs with New Zealand Rugby

All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby through the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the U.S. anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.

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Street Talk

Does Samoa really need another airline?

With this week’s launch of Talofa Airways, Samoa has established another way to connect to other countries. The company joins the ranks of competing airlines which leads to the question, do Samoans really need another airline?

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Moamoa

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Savalalo

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Vaoala

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Apple Computer’s Steve Jobs touched millions worldwide through his inventions. But he not only gave us powerful technology, he also gave us powerful principles for success in our daily job and career. Today we will discuss two more of his lessons.

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Vaimoso comes up with a plan

Congratulations to the cultural and church leaders from Vaimoso for coming up with a plan to try to address the problems caused by youth. The formation of gangs and lawless behaviour has been well documented in the media over the past months and at one stage it looked as though there had been a total loss of control.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: A family’s daily struggle at Sa’aga There is no doubt that poverty is in Samoa. I can only hope for the best for these families facing living difficulties. The Samoan government like any other government, does not care about these conditions.

Dear Editor Re: Democracy or the truth One thing is correct. A lot of people who whinge and moan and cry during the 5 years of a parliamentary term, are the very same people who voted for a H.R.P.P. candidate at the last election.

Dear Editor RE: One-party system fallout When the people of Samoa are exploited, foreigners are able to become citizens and enjoy advantages that place them above aiga.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

Kanye West appears at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York.

Kanye West compares himself to Jobs, Disney, Hughes, Ford

Kanye West compared himself to Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Howard Hughes, Harry Truman and Henry Ford before unveiling his new video at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

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Technology

Pecha Berry Pokeseed doughnuts, top left and center, are displayed in a box of doughnuts from Doughnut Plant, in New York. From doughnut shops to zoos, businesses and organizations are finding creative ways to capitalize on “Pokemon Go.”

Pokemon doughnuts, exercise classes tap game's popularity.

Weeks into the "Pokemon Go" craze, demand remains strong for "Poke Ball"-shaped treats made by a high-end doughnut company, one of many businesses and organizations coming up with creative ways to lure players in their search for the elusive "pocket monsters."

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