MINISTER OF FINANCE: Sili Epa Tuioti and MINISTER REVENUE: Tialavea Tionisio Hunt.

Tender process delays new prison project

The government’s plans to build a new prison at Tanugamalala has been delayed as the Tenders Board has demanded more information. This was confirmed by the Minister of Finance, Sili Epa Tuioti, who is also the Chairman of the Tender’s Board. 

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Local

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF MINISTRY OF HEALTH: Leausa Dr Take Naseri.

Lack of data highlighted

The lack of data collection by the National Health Services Laboratory was highlighted in the first H.I.V, A.I.D.S, Sexual Transmitted Infection and Tuberculosis Reference Manual launched by the Ministry of Health. 

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Samoa Airways to take off in November

The airline does not own any aircraft. Instead, Virgin Australia operates services on behalf of the joint-venture airline. However, one Boeing 737-800 has been painted in a special Virgin Samoa livery.

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World

Police officers place bags inside a car as they search the premises in a telephone call centre in Ripoll, Spain, Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017.

Spain suspects were in France before attacks

Some of the Spain terror suspects spent a night in France a week before the fatal attacks in and near Barcelona, French authorities said Wednesday as police in Spain revealed they found a real suicide bomb belt in the house where the attackers tried to make explosives.

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The body of a victim is carried from the site of an airstrike on a hotel in Arhab, Yemen Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.

Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen hotel, killing at least 41

An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition struck a hotel near Yemen's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 41 people as the alliance stepped up airstrikes against the Houthi rebels and their allies in and around Sanaa.

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Sport

ALL THE BEST: Jordon Milroy is ready to represent Samoa and overcome the high seas.

Jordon sets sights on Sailing challenge

After climbing the tallest towers around the world, Jordon Milroy is ready to take on the high seas as his next challenge. Jordon is a member of the Apia Yacht Club.

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ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Mika Mikaele, Esau Tupuola, Brandon Patea, Paulo Mikaele and Sasa Peseta.

Church uses sports to develop young people

A local church is using volleyball as a tool to prepare and develop future leaders.

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Street Talk

P.M.’s media call wrong

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has stopped the Police’s monthly press conference in a bid to control media reports about cases of rape, incest and other vile crimes, in Samoa. In doing so, he has also criticised the media for reporting such cases. He said they are lazy and they only want to be spoon-fed by the Police. What do you think? Do you think the media should stop reporting about rape, incest and other crimes, in Samoa? Talimalie Uta asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said.

Rachael Iosu, 22

Apia

Tolu Leaia, 53

Nofoalii

Leuga Nofoilo, 57

Fasitoo uta

Andy Anthony, 20

Faleasiu

Falepoli Fato, 36

Faleasiu

Sisifo Siilata, 25

Neiafu

Think a Minute

Think a minute…In a war rule number one is you must know who you’re fighting. Otherwise, you’ll waste a lot of time and energy fighting the wrong enemy. Our life’s daily struggles are like a battle.

Editorial

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Small massive achievements

Some important positive developments in rural education are worth celebrating. We say this because when it comes to secondary schools, the focus is more often than not on the performance and the achievements of the more popular affluent schools in the Apia town area.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Since returning to Australia, I have been deliberating on how to compose this epitaph (so it does not become a novel) in relation to a loss of trust, respect, honesty and integrity - in other words ‘fa’a samoa’.

Dear Editor, Re: P.M’s attack on media Well, well, well. What an interesting subject. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I fully respecte all opinions on here. I’m not here to support the P.M. or anyone else. We are here to share.

Dear Editor, Re: Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer This is a very interesting case and is one that has broad implications for a range of products that are currently on the markets. It also brings to the forefront that critical requirement of effective food and cosmetic safety for our small nation.

Entertainment

Actor Morgan Freeman.

Morgan Freeman to receive SAG Life Achievement Award in 2018

Morgan Freeman will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.

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Technology

Haval SUV models parked outside the Great Wall Motors assembly plant in Baoding in north China's Hebei province.

China's Great Wall considers bid for Fiat Chrysler Jeep unit

Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit, spokespeople for the company said Monday, in a possible ambitious new step onto the global stage for China's fast-growing auto brands.

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