Viola Suliveta and Tapaau Panapa.

Police appeal for help to locate two missing girls

The Police have appealed for information that would lead to the location of two girls who were last seen last Wednesday. Viola Suliveta and Tapaau Panapa – who are both 15 years of age and attend Vaimauga College – were last seen in class last Wednesday and are yet to return home.

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Local

Sefuiva Charlene Malele.

Legislative Assembly looks for new Clerk

The Office of the Legislative Assembly is advertising the Chief Executive Officer position.

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SAD MEMORIES: The flash flooding during Cyclone Evan in 2012. Photo: Samoa Observer

E.P.C. pond and pipes didn’t cause flooding

The Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) has assured the public that a pond and pipes that it built were not the cause of flooding during Cyclone Evans in 2012.

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World

U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Possible peace declaration looms large over Trump-Kim summit

With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants more than almost anything else: an announcement of peace and an end to the Korean War.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets.

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Sport

TRAINING NON-STOP: Boxers Marion Ah Tong, Mac Tuna,  Tupuola Seua’i Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali and Jancen Papalii at the weekends trials before the squad depart for China on Saturday.

Boxer off to China to prepare for gold

Leading young boxer Tupuola Seua’i Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali leaves for China on Saturday to begin four months of intensive training ahead of the Pacific Games in July.

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British boxer Anthony Joshua, left, is shoved by Jarrell Miller, right, as they pose for photographs during a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in New York, to promote their upcoming fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Heavyweights Joshua, Miller hurl insults instead of leather

Staring contests, shouting matches, some shoving. Even a near mix-up with some members of the audience.

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Street Talk

Public share views on remittances

“Remittances is Samoa’s largest form of foreign exchange earner with the 2017/18 financial year recording about $503.73 million tala in earnings. This shows the extent of the contribution by Samoans living abroad to the development of the nation. What do you think? Talaia Mika discussed the issue with members of the public and these are some of their views:

Afaatia Ataga, 21

Magiagi

Ioapo Samuelu, 25

Manono

Karanina Manuo, 38

Magiagi

Daniel Meki, 24

Fagalii

Renei Atonio, 20

Vaivase

Vaea Nakiso, 51

Faleasiu

Think a Minute

Think a minute...It’s a fact of life and human nature: “Everybody needs somebody.” For our life to be satisfying and successful, we need close friends. But we face barriers that can hinder, or completely stop, us from bonding with people and enjoying close, meaningful relationships.

Editorial

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Who is the author of all this confusion and contradiction?

What is driving this Government today? The question – as blunt as it is – is quite necessary given some eyebrow-raising decisions they have been coming up with lately. The motives, the bad and the ugly, have been manifesting themselves in laws passed in Parliament and policies they are proposing to turn into laws.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, This debate about remittances is very interesting indeed. The basic concept of the fa’asamoa is faaaloalo, which manifests itself with the concept of give and take.

Dear Editor, First of all congratulations to Marist Samoa for hosting another successful tournament. The 2-day tournament provided some exciting display of talent and entertaining rugby.

Dear Editor Re: Public share views on remittances I have said this many times, the Prime Minister does not have an economic plan for Samoa, he is lucky that Samoans send home half a billion tala every year to sustain the economy.

Entertainment

Bill Cosby arriving for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown.

Justice Thomas calls for re-examining landmark libel case

Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court should consider overturning a 55-year-old landmark ruling that makes it hard for public figures to win libel suits, writing in a case involving a woman who says Bill Cosby raped her.

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Technology

Russian soldier speaks on his smart phone during the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia.

New legislation bans Russian soldiers from using smartphones

Russian lawmakers have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from using smartphones on duty, a move intended to stop sensitive information from appearing on social media.

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