FUTURE PLANS: Patricia O’Brien, Ta’isi’s granddaughter, Papali’i Dr. Viopapa Viopapa Annandale and students at S.S.A.B yesterday. The students were told that the book could be turned into a movie and that it also needs to be translated into Samoan.

Tautai book could become movie

Students, teachers and Principals from different colleges in Upolu had the chance to meet the author of, Tautai, Dr. Patricia O’Brien yesterday. The meeting was held inside the Samoa Stationery and Books Conference Room. S.S.A.B is the exclusive seller of the book.

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LEADER: Kamala Chandrakirana.

What U.N. Human Rights mission found about Samoa

The United Nations Human Rights Council Independent expert group recently visited Samoa to assess the country’s performance on the issue of discrimination against women. 

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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: Members of the community who attended the 2017 Robert Louis Stevenson Museum Garden Party held last week.

Historical Trust recognised at R.L.S. Memorial Garden Party

The 2017 R.L.S. Memorial Garden Party was held at Villa Vailima last Thursday. Invited guests were treated to an evening of entertainment and a report from the General Manager, Margaret Silva, on the significant events that have occurred in the past year.  

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FILE - In this March 17, 2013, file photo, Nathaniel Richmond, father of Ma'Lik Richmond, apologizes to the victim and her family after his son and co-defendant Trent Mays, were found delinquent on rape and other charges after their trial in juvenile cour

Man who shot judge was father of player convicted of rape

A man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a high school football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, presides over a cabinet meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. U.S. and South Korean troops have begun annual drills that come after tensions rose over North Korea's

US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.

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Basketball growing in colleges

The High School Basketball tournament hosted by the Samoa National Basketball Association ended last weekend.

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The tournament has attracted 24 teams, massive support from parents and families and the dedication of three young females training to be umpires.

No Barriers for Netball

Efforts by Netball Samoa with their development programmes is producing positive results in the BlueSky ‘Play Netball’ Tournament targeting players U10, U13 and U15. 

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Street Talk

Miss Samoa Pageants: Love them or hate them?

The Miss Samoa Pageant is billed as an event much more than simply a parade of physical attractiveness. There is a strong emphasis on confidence, culture, individual talent and general knowledge. Lizzy Hunt asked people to share their opinions about the pageant:

Luna Gautolu, 16


Sione Mika, 19


Noa Tavita, 24


Hanievan Dulnuan, 33


Liotofa Peii, 22


Wilson Mataeliga, 21


Think a Minute

Think a minute…This is a true story about a man named Paul whose brother gave him an early Christmas present. It was a brand new car! A few days later, Paul was leaving work to go home on Christmas Eve.


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Another classic Samoa moment

People who live in glasshouses shouldn’t throw stones. The old adage comes to mind when one stops to carefully observe the recent comments by the Prime Minister in relation to the work of the media – especially this newspaper.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Jerome Kaino’s affair exposed I had to laugh at the bit where the girl said she didn’t know he had a wife. Are you kidding? After all those encounters and she never bothered to ask.

Dear Editor, Savai’i for me has been magic. The natural volcanic landscapes are breathtaking, the locally grown produce are healthy and scrumptious!

Dear Editor, Re: Hypocrisy at its best There is absolutely no competing with a Chinese business in Samoa. Samoans do not have the financial backing and support Chinese business receive from China and from Tuilaepa’s Government.


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'The Hitman's Bodyguard' outdoes 'Logan Lucky' at box office

Critics loved "Logan Lucky" and gave a big collective shrug to "The Hitman's Bodyguard," but when it came to the test of the marketplace, audiences went their own way.

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Facebook bans white nationalist's accounts over hate speech

Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence.

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