Associate Minister of the prime minister: Peseta Vaifou Tevaga and Justice: Mata Tuatagaloa.

Judge blasts Peseta

The decision by an Associate Minister accused of forgery and fraud to leave the country in the middle of the hearing of allegations against him has angered Justice Mata Tuatagaloa.

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LIFE IS FREE: Viliamu Olive, 51, from the village of Malie-Uta planting some eggplants for his family’s meals

Life is what you make it to be

Viliamu Olive from the village of Malie-Uta has a simple philosophy  on life. He believes it can be as easy as you want it to be.

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ELLA CARVAN: The winner of the Protect Pacific Whales Facebook competition.

Winners of protecting whales campaign

Thirteen-year-old Ella Carvan has taken the top prize in the Protect Pacific Whales social media competition.

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Knesset guards carry the flag-draped coffin during the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Mount Herzel national cemetery in Jerusalem.

Peres, remembered for tireless peace efforts, laid to rest

Shimon Peres was laid to rest Friday by dozens of world leaders who praised Israel's former president and prime minister for pursuing peace with an indefatigable spirit and optimism, even though his vision of a "new Middle East" was never fulfilled.

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Wilbert Paulissen of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) speaks on the preliminary results of the investigation into the shooting-down of Malaysia Airlines jetliner flight MH17 during a press conference in Nieuwegein, Netherlands.

Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 probe criticism

The Netherlands summoned Russia's ambassador Friday to complain about Russian criticism of the Dutch public prosecutor's office over the probe into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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 PROUD SATAUA MAN: Tim Lafai is excited to be back home.

Star raring to go for Toa Samoa

St. George Dragons star Tim Lafai is mighty happy to be home. He is back for the Toa Samoa test match against Fiji at Apia Park next Saturday.

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Competition:  One of the girls’ games with an excellent bowler.

The future of Cricket in Samoa

Students displayed an amazing level of skill at the Lepa and Lotofaga U15’s Boy and Girls Tournament in Tuanaimato on Wednesday.  

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Street Talk

Has our culture contributed to our hardship today?

The pressures of increased traditional contributions and gift giving have been cited as reasons for people suffering hardships as they struggle to meet cultural obligations. Ilia Likou asked for opinions from the community and she got some very frank responses.

Fiti Ioane, 71


Gaga’e Esau, 52


Irae Leuluai, 52


Joe Fa’amatala, 34


Pueata Fealofani, 42


Uilaao Tamasese, 59


Think a Minute

Think a minute… A man was cleaning his car with a special brush when a little girl watching him said, “My daddy has a special brush like that to clean his car too.”


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Parker needs to take one step at a time and focus

One step at a time. That’s something Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker’s handlers should insist on as Samoa’s new favourite son prepares for tonight’s bout against giant Russian, Alexander Dimitrenko.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: They’ve missed the point Some people sure take the law a little further. Police have a duty to protect the people. Who will the people call for help if this is the kind of help they get. We have to protect our families. Officers, even if you have the badge and the uniform, always remember your aganu’u and treat others with love and respect.

Re: Tofaeono Hollywood’s take on poverty Are hungry poor little children poor and hungry because they are lazy? I don’t think so. Small children and babies are people too.

Dear Editor, Re: Chinese Embassy sets record straight This is a perfect example of “give them and inch and they take a mile”, foreign aid is just that-aid! It is not an open invitation to abuse the goodwill and benevolence of others. It is arrogance and selfishness to expect handouts.




Lady Gaga sings the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, Calif.

Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show

It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show.

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The phone is the first to ship with Google's new Android Nougat software.

Android's Nougat update isn't flashy, but still pretty handy

Nougat, Google's latest update of its Android smartphone software, isn't particularly flashy; you might not even notice what's different about it at first. But it offers a number of practical time-saving features, plus a few that could save money — and perhaps even your life.

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