HAPPIER TIMES: Mr and Mrs Grey with some of the guests during the opening of the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel in 2016.

Legacy of love, a life of giving

Samoa has lost an icon with the passing away of La’auli Alan Grey. The businessman, hotelier, “Good Samaritan” to countless people, La’auli died peacefully at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital, Moto’otua, yesterday morning. He was 82.

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Port Master for the Samoa Ports Authority, Tomane L. Tomane gave a tour of the new improvements to the Port of Apia made possible through the J.I.C.A. grant assistance.

$80 million wharf project on track for June completion

Improvements to the wharf at Matautu should be completed in June 2018. Funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (J.I.C.A.), $80 million project started two years ago. The renovations will include a new wharf extension by 137 meters for the safe mooring of cruise ships.

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SWEET SUCCESS: Tiaseu Meripa Eleitino Siaosi Samoa fulfills her dream of attaining a Master in Science International Cooperation Policy. Photo supplied.

Sweet success for Tiaseu

Hard work and faith in God has seen Tiaseu Meripa Eleitino Siaosi Samoa achieve her dream. This week, she graduated with a Master in Science International Cooperation Policy at the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan.

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Pope Francis attends a meeting with Captains Regent of San Marino Matteo Fiorini, and Enrico Carattoni on the occasion of their private audience at the Vatican, Friday, March 23, 2018.  (Stefano Rellandino/Pool Photo via AP)

Young people give Pope Francis a piece of their mind

Young Catholics told the Vatican on Saturday they want a more transparent and authentic church, where women play a greater leadership role and where obeying "unreachable" moral standards isn't the price of admission.

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TV screen showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. The rival Koreas have agreed Saturday, March 24, to hold high-level talks next week to prepare fo

Koreas to hold high-level talks to set up Kim-Moon summit

The rival Koreas have agreed to hold high-level talks this coming week to prepare for an April summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said Saturday.

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The Laumei mixed crew.

Laumei dominates Sheraton to Sheraton Regatta

Laumei Club dominated the 2018 Sheraton to Sheraton Regatta 33km race yesterday. The race began outside the Sheraton Aggie Grey’s  & Bungalow in Apia and ended 33km away at the Sheraton Beach Resort, Mulifanua.

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Hurricanes Vince Aso (L) scores a try as he is tackled by Highlanders captain Ben Smith and watched by Aaron Smith during the Hurricanes vs Highlanders Super Rugby match at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday the 24th of March 2018.

Super Rugby: Hurricanes, Chiefs, Stormers win

Center Vince Aso scored an acrobatic try to help the Hurricanes win 29-12 and end the Highlanders' three-match unbeaten start to Super Rugby on Saturday.

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Street Talk

N.Z. govt. urged to change law

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is standing by her country’s immigration laws requiring Samoans to go through a stringent screening process to obtain a visa to visit New Zealand. This is despite the two countries sharing a Treaty of Friendship. Do you think this is fair? Reporter, Nefertiti Matatia, asked the public in today’s Street Talk and this is what they said:

Faaofonuu Iosefo Faamausili, 57


Vili Vili, 57


Katalina Tuasivi, 62


Mika Eliapo, 24


Carol Bilbo, 64


Think a Minute

Think a minute…We all like to save time—especially since life is so short. So the sooner we learn good shortcuts to living well, the sooner we will enjoy life at its best.


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So who is the ‘Father of the Nation’ today?

On Friday last week, when Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, told Parliament: “I am not the ‘Father of the Nation’,” right away we sensed the feeling, that he’d known all along he had done enough for this country, so that it was now time for him to think about stepping out.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Parliament handbook It appears to me that this Cabinet Handbook 2011, was tailor made to clear the pathway for the L.T.R.A. 2008 to sail through without any oppositions in government.

Re: NZ urged to change law I disagree with the policy for the fact it is humiliating and disrespectful. New Zealand being the Nation to blame for many of our people’s deaths in War and in Peace.

Re: La’auli Alan Grey What a great man. A Samoan man, had a Samoan heart, and died in Samoa.


Bill Skarsgard as the evil clown Pennywise in a scene from the film

No laughing matter: When exactly did clowns become scary?

His nose was round and bright red, his face as white as a sheet. His mouth was surrounded by an exaggerated smear of red makeup and his arched eyebrows hung ridiculously high on his forehead.

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Facebook login webpage is seen on a computer screen in Ottawa, Canada. Mozilla, Tesla and other companies are distancing themselves from Facebook following revelations of a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump ca

Mozilla, Tesla, other businesses take a Facebook pause

Mozilla, Tesla and other companies are distancing themselves from Facebook following revelations of a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign.

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