The Tupua Tamasese Meaola Hospital at Motootua.

Two new cases of H.I.V. detected

The Ministry of Health has advised that for the first time since 2012 two new cases of the H.I.V. virus has been detected in Samoa. The two patients who tested positive to the virus—which over time can lead to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (A.I.D.S.)—have begun treatment. 

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Local

Faumuina: Learning from failure a path to success

In business and life there are so many similarities, you learn when you embrace your failures, says former rugby league star Sione Faumuina. Sione played professional rugby league in New Zealand for nine years, and is now a successful publisher author, coach, trainer and motivational speaker. 

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FIRST TIME IN SAMOA: Tomas Nilsson enjoys Samoa and tells of the unique reason behind his visit.

Act of kindness brings Swede to Samoa

A simple act of kindness 15 years ago has brought a Swedish tourist to the shores of Samoa. Tomas Nilsson told Dear Tourist yesterday that it was his first visit to the country. 

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World

A video image of Hatice Cengiz, fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is played during an event to remember Khashoggi, who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, in Washington.

Saudi Arabia to seek death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia will seek the death penalty against five men suspected of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, its top prosecutor said Thursday, while the U.S. slapped sanctions on 17 Saudi officials in the toughest action it has taken against the kingdom since the slaying.

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This general view shows an explosion as part of the dismantling of a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon.

South Korea dismantles guard posts with dynamite, excavators

South Korea exploded one of its own front-line guard posts Thursday, sending plumes of thick, black smoke into the sky above the border with North Korea, in the most dramatic scene to date in the rivals' efforts to reduce animosities that sparked last year's fears of war.

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Sport

Manu Sina team.

Manu Sina “pumped” for first match in four years

The Manu Sina are excited to get their Oceania Rugby Womens 15s Championship started against Papua New Guinea this afternoon. The match is their first since the Women’s Rugby World Cup in August 2014. Coach Ramsey Tomokino said his team are just grateful to be able to play.

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Women’s national team training at NUS. Linda is second from right.

Linda Junita Kelsall will lead young Samoan team at F.I.B.A. Polynesian Cup

For Samoa women’s basketball captain Linda Junita Kelsall, 20, ball is life. That’s the motto she and her team will carry into the FIBA Polynesian Cup held at the NUS Gymnasium next week.

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Street Talk

Public keep the faith in Samoa Airways

National airline Samoa Airways is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. Our reporter Yolanda Lavata’i talked to members of the public to get their views on the performance of the airline and its services.

Ake Moleli, 53

Savaia

Levaula Levaula, 29

Lepea

Monalisa Matau, 24

Faleula

Arleen Tuilimu, 21

Motootua

Rhonda Ulberg, 20

Tulaele

Veolaha Sopu, 20

Vailele

Think a Minute

Think a minute…An army general was asked what kind of good-luck charms he carries when he goes to war. The general answered: “I don’t carry a lucky charm on my body. I carry it in my heart.” In other words, he was saying it is not luck but his character, choices and true beliefs in his heart that guide and protect him.

Editorial

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Attack on P.M. Tuilaepa cowardly, shameful and unacceptable

This much we know. The attack on Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi in Brisbane on Wednesday night was unacceptable (see front page story). It was a cowardly act and regardless of what reasons or motives that might have triggered it, whoever is responsible should be ashamed.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: The difference between then and now A good question to ask is: just what is the point of Samoa having its own airline? Making a profit is a nice idea but based upon past experience this is not realistic, as the best outcome is not to lose too much money while at the same time trying to maximize other benefits to Samoa.

Re: Stupid editor, stupid reporter You will need to get to the bottom of the matter. Dig out all the facts about the financial affairs of Samoa Airways and report again.

Dear Editor, I write in response to your editorial titled “If cryptocurrency is illegal, why hasn’t the Government outlawed it?” First and foremost, “cryptocurrency” is not dissimilar from learning a new trade. Governments are typically as ill-informed about it as the general public.

Entertainment

Country music star Roy Clark performs after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.

Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," has died. He was 85.

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Technology

FILE - In this March 23, 2018 file photo provided by KTVU, emergency personnel work a the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, Calif.

Electronic driving systems don't always work, tests show

Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.

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