Papali’itele Fa’amausili Molī the new holder of the Malietoa title.

Malietoa title bestowed upon Fa’amausili Moli

Papali’itele Fa’amausili Molī is the new holder of the Malietoa title. The son of the late Malietoa Tanumafili II was bestowed the honour during a colourful and an elaborate ceremony at the Malae o Vaopipi at Malie this morning.

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Suitupe Misa.

$1 m. lawsuit against armed Police in Court

A hearing date has been set for the matter between Suitupe Misa and the Office of the Attorney General. Misa is a member of the public who was arrested at gunpoint by a contingent of armed Police officers in 2015. He is suing the Ministry of Police for $1million tala.

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Counsellor Embassy of Japan, Isao Kishi; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki; ACEO Bilateral Relations Divisions MFAT, Tagaloa Sharon Aiafi; Hon. Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Govt. signs $4.5 million medical help with Japan

Samoa stands to benefit from $4.5 million ((US$1.8 million) in terms of medical equipment courtesy of the Government of Japan. It follows notes signed and exchanged between the Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi yesterday. 

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An unidentified young boy places a bouquet of flowers on a pile of tributes outside the home where a pregnant woman and her two daughters lived Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Frederick, Colo. The woman's husband has been arrested in the disappearance of the

Colorado husband arrested in deaths of wife, 2 little girls

After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them.

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Pope Francis, left, talks with Papal Foundation Chairman Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washinghton, D.C., during a meeting with members of the Papal Foundation at the Vatican.

Vatican condemns reported sex abuse by Pennsylvania priests

The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" on Thursday about a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses and decried the abuse as "criminally and morally reprehensible."

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Squash action at Tuana’imato. Photo/Misiona Simo/Samoa Observer

New Zealand squash team excited

Squash is absolutely addictive, say two kiwi players participating in the Samoa Squash Open.

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SPEAKING UP FOR PACIFIC RUGBY: Former Manu Samoa captain, Daniel Leo.

Leo’s fight for rugby justice: “The Tier system is holding us back”

Former Manu Samoa captain, Daniel Leo, is on a crusade. He believes it is critical to educate the Pacific Island community about rugby players' welfare.

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Mixed reaction to parking meters

“Parking meters is the way of the future. That’s clearly the message from the Government after several parking meters were installed in different parts of the Apia Towship this week. What do you think about paying to park in Samoa? Our reporter, Adel Fruean, asked members of the public in today’s Street Talk and this is what they said:

Michael Neemia, 42

Vaoala

Pisinisi Seiuli, 41

Vaitele fou

Fiamatai Poe, 31

Fasitoo tai

Samuelu Fiso, 22

Taufusi

Potoae Samuelu, 23

Vaoala

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Think a Minute … Do you sometimes feel that the only way your kids will listen and obey you is if you get angry with them?

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When inquiries are launched for the sake of inquiries

For such a small country, the number of inquiries and investigations launched into claims of wrongdoing on a regular basis really does boggle the mind sometimes.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Allow me to correct your ignorance, Wendy about God, Church and the issue of creation. The church is not a business, but it does own businesses. That has never been a secret, and the church has always owned businesses since the early 1800s.

Dear Editor, Re: The Govt. has nothing to hide Wow, the Prime Minister’s explanations about the country’s $1.01 billion debt can be compared to a kindergarten’s explanation of why he or she did something that he or she was not supposed to do.

Dear Editor Re: Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints This is enough to make you cry. How long will we allow priests to abuse children?

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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.   Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76.  (AP Photo/Shea Walsh, file)

'No one did it better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's death

Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday: "Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience.

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Google employees are upset with the company’s secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship, and a letter signed by more than a thousand of them calls on executives to review ethics and transparency at the company.

More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship.

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