WELCOME ABOARD: High Commissioner of Pakistan to Samoa, Afrasiab Mehdi Hashmi (right) handing over the document signed by the president of Pakistan to appoint Tiumalu Geoffrey Clarke as the New Honorary Consul of Pakistan in Samoa.

A first for Samoa and Pakistan

A man who has worked over the years to develop and promote English cricket in Samoa is Pakistan’s first Honorary Consul in Samoa.

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FAMILY SUPPORT: Talafulu Tokuma, Talalupe Tokuma and Aiga Tokuma outside Court with lawyer Pau Tafaogalupe and Leali’ifano Dr. Iopu Tanielu

Family’s legal claim over land in Court

The fight by the Tokuma family to stop the government from evicting them from Sogi has reached the Supreme Court.

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SIGNING: Minister Afamasaga Rico Tupai and Philippe Piron with delegates from two parties.

Tui-Samoa Cable a step closer

Samoa is a step closer towards realising the dream of the Tui-Samoa Cable.

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Customers watch the third and last U.S. presidential debate at the Pinche Gringo BBQ restaurant in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.

Trump's 'bad hombres' draws jeers, Spanish lessons

Donald Trump's utterance of "bad hombres" offended some of the millions of people watching the final presidential debate, who called it racially divisive.

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Fire and smoke rise after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site believed to be one of the largest weapons depots on the outskirts of Yemen's capital, Sanaa.

Yemen's 72-hour UN mediated ceasefire starts

A ceasefire has started in Yemen after warring parties agreed to hold a 72-hour truce.

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Football Federation Samoa:  The C.E.O Faumuina Michael Kapisi (middle, red shirt)  President Laupama Tokan Solomona (middle, white shirt) Technical Director Martin Tamasese (grey shirt) , All White James Bannatyne and the participants.

Goal keepers back to drawing board

If you think being a goal keeper is easy, say that to six foot three, All White Goal Keeper, James Bannatyne.  

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Julian Savea scores a try during the New Zealand All Blacks v Argentina Pumas.

Savea returns to All Blacks team for Bledisloe Cup test

 Winger Julian Savea will return to the All Blacks starting lineup for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup match against Australia 

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Street Talk

Your thoughts on closure of Yazaki

It’s official. More than 700 employees of the country’s biggest employer in the private sector will soon find themselves without jobs following the announcement that Yazaki Eds Samoa is set to be officially shut by the end of 2017.

Amosa Polima, 33


Folasaitu Leussogi, 53


Mao Lesao, 42


Peteru Saumaseava, 52


Taisi Ioane, 30


Think a Minute

Think a minute…A woman was telling her husband that she wanted him to tell her more often that he loved her. Her surprised husband said: “Tell you what? Woman, when I married you 17 years ago I told you ‘I love you’. If I change my mind, I’ll let you know!”


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Who nurtured this mighty mess?

Let’s see. Last year, one of Prime Minister Tuilaepa’s grand dreams in as far as the legal fraternity goes was realised. It happened when the Criminal Prosecutions Division of the Attorney General’s Office was removed to create what we now have as the National Prosecution Office (N.P.O).

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, So the U.K diplomat is very impressed with Samoa. Of course he would be, what else did you expect from a diplomat? I wish the High Commissioner though could have expanded on how we have progressed into a middle class income status?

Dear Editor, Through the letters pages of your newspaper, I would like to ask about anyone who may know the where about of Cathy Fitzpatrick or her sister, daughters of Floyd Willard Fitzpatrick. He was a Hawaiian businessman and Director of Samoa Tropical Products.

Dear Editor, Re: Alcohol a factor in Ululoloa death These are senseless deaths. It is time for the police to stop spending their time stopping people every few km looking for license infractions and start spending their time catching drinking drivers.


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Khloe Kardashian calls sister Kim's robbery 'a wake up call'

Khloe Kardashian is calling her sister's robbery in Paris "a wake up call for everybody" but is pushing back against criticism that Kim Kardashian West had been too public in displaying her wealth.

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Germany investigates couple trying to sell baby girl on eBay

Police in the western German city of Duisburg say they're investigating the parents of a 40-day-old girl on allegations they were trying to sell their infant daughter on eBay.

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