PAGO A.G.: Talauega Eleasalo Ale and Minister of Justice: Fa’aolesa Katopau Ainu’u.

Minister of Justice fights to quash warrant of arrest

The Minister of Justice and Courts Administration, Fa’aolesa Katopau Ainu’u, is seeking to quash an outstanding warrant of arrest against him in American Samoa. The warrant of arrest for Fa’aolesa was issued in 2008 containing a number of allegations, in relation to his handling of a client.

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Tuluiga Tuivasa, Makareta Lene, Michael Ah Chong, Toleafoa Elon Betham, Lesina Malolua and Epeli Racule.

Bank launches new branding campaign

“We are you, We are Samoa, We are BSP.” That’s the slogan of the new branding campaign by the Bank of the South Pacific (B.S.P), launched on Tuesday night at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel.

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AND OFF THEY GO: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi gets the 20th S.I.G.F.T underway at Matautu yesterday.

Boats arrive and they are off

The arrival of the boats might have caused a few angry moments but all that was quickly forgotten yesterday morning at the Matautu Wharf.

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World

This photo take through a car windshield shows smoke rising from a wildfire rages outside of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town

A raging wildfire emptied Canada's main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts to suppress the fire have failed.

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Sheriff's deputies surround Knight Transportation after a recently dismissed man opened fire inside the facility, fatally shooting a former co-worker before turning the gun on himself in Katy, Texas.

Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring two others before turning the gun on himself, saying his life had been ruined, sheriff's officials said.

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Sport

SAMOA’S RISING STAR: Tomasi Alosio in training. Photo: Renee McKay

A rising Sevens star

Twenty four year old Tomasi Alosio is a rising Samoa 7’s star. He hails from the villages of Levi Saleimoa and Falefa and he is performing extremely well on this year’s circuit under Coach Damian McGrath.

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Lauti Laulelei from Sapulu Salelologa.

Savai’i takes the lead

The big island of Savai’i is serious about reviving kilikiti.

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Street Talk

Is electricity expensive in Samoa?

The cost of electricity in Samoa remains far too high. So says the Electric Power Corporation’s (E.P.C) new Minister, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang. He has called on the Corporation to make electricity cheaper for all households in Samoa in the next five years.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…All of us at times feel like we will never achieve the full success in our career that we want. But it helps us to know that nearly every successful person had to overcome hurdles before they reached his or her goal of success. One such person said: “History has shown that most winners went through heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won simply because they refused to become discouraged or deterred by their defeats.”

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Let the closure of Avele be the start of a deeper conversation

We can’t blame the government for its decision to close Avele College temporarily as the Police investigate death threats allegedly made by students on social media.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I do not understand why we are having another legislation (law) to be drafted and wasting more money to do it. We already have laws that should have been enforced.

Dear Editor, Re: Injustices in Samoa In Samoa many still do not understand how property and property rights work. Especially when it comes to land and what is on the land. If you leave a tool (it is anyone’s property in Samoa) outside and it goes missing -- someone has borrowed that tool permanently (a property has just been transferred because that person found it lying outside - finders keepers rule applied here). This is not stealing in Samoa. It is not a crime in Samoa.

Dear Editor, Social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others are the reason that cyber bullying is becoming such a problem, and this is cyber bullying.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa.

Cosby tries again to delay criminal case, get charges tossed

Bill Cosby is trying again to delay hearings in his criminal case while he fights to get the sex-assault charges in Pennsylvania dismissed.

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Technology

A man sits behind the steering wheel of a Tesla Model S electric car on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing.

Tesla Motors 1Q net loss widens on Model X woes

Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. racked up a big loss in the first quarter because of production problems with its new SUV, but investors cheered the news that it's on target to meet its delivery goals this year and bring its new, low-cost car to market by 2017.

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