STANDING FIRM: Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

P.M. aims to “correct” Constitution

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has reaffirmed his views on a Constitution amendment to ink that Christianity is the official church of Samoa. 

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Local

 SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS: Hundreds joined together in singing and praising God.

Wave of salvation touches Samoa

Samoa joined thousands of churches, millions of Christian believers and numerous global networks for the Global Outreach Day movement yesterday.

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GAINING IMPORTANT KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE ENERGY: Fefiloi Kerstin learnt everything about biogas for her work at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Creating a biogas network in the South Pacific

“The more you know, the more you are responsible for this knowledge of yours”. 

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World

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Drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman's lawyers split on extradition case

Jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's fight to stave off extradition to the United States has led to a schism among some of the people he's counting on most: his own lawyers.

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A child's glasses and a jacket lie on a rock in the Park Monceau, after a lightning strike in Paris, Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Child still critical after lightning hits 11 in Paris park

Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in getting immediate medical help to the victims, but one child remains in critical condition.

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Sport

Champs Highlanders, fancied Chiefs both lose in Super Rugby

The defending champions and one of the title favorites both lost in Super Rugby on Friday, ensuring nothing can be taken for granted as the competition enters the final four rounds of the regular season.

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NO COMPROMISES: Hard hits at the SII 7’s day one tournament.

SII 7’s: Better than ever

Hard hits, line breaks, a muddy field and friends and family cheering you on; the key ingredients to a great rugby tournament.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute.You may have heard about Henry Ford. He was the first to use the assembly line in his factory for mass production. So every day his factory built and sold many cars. Well, one day the big generator that produced all the electricity for Ford’s factory suddenly stopped working.

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In the end Tuilaepa won

In the end Tuilaepa won. Parliament did not debate the passport scandal and the Foreign Investment Bill. And it was most possibly that victory of his that spurred him tirelessly on to become the country’s next Prime Minister.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Mr Huaman’s opinion column titled “What your Pastor doesn’t tell you” (SamoaObserver 27 May 2016) was recklessly audacious in that it is labelling all pastors deceitful and liars and indirectly trying to influence a probable constitutional review on religious matters with the aim of establishing Christianity as official faith.

Dear Editor Independence celebrations are a time for commemoration, triumph, joy, victory and happiness. Each individual has their own expression and perception of independence. I am a mother truly proud of her Samoan heritage.

Dear Editor

It had always been a dream to see Robert Louis Stevenson’s grave and at 80, I probably was too ambitious. I reached the top and slipped on the way coming down.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

 Justin Bieber arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Justin Bieber, Skrillex sued for copyright infringement

Justin Bieber and Skrillex have been sued for copyright infringement by singer-songwriter Casey Dienel for the multi-platinum song "Sorry."

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Technology

File photo shows a display of cell phones during a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) mobile tracking demo in Washington.

Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk

A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears.

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