PACIFIC SUPPORT: The Fijian Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama greeting Samoa’s Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi in New York.

Samoa shows support for Fiji

The Fijian Prime Minister hosted a reception to farewell and congratulate, Fiji’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson as he assumes his new role as President of the United Nations’ 71st General Assembly.

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THE CHINESE ALREADY RULE THE MARKETS: Tino Tiomai, 25, from the village of Sataoa.

Foreigners taking over Samoa

There’s no denying it, if you drive for ten minutes here in Samoa you are bound to pass by at least one foreign owned store.

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GET IT RIGHT WITH GOD- Tole’afoa Matuavao Ainea Poasa with his wife Pele from the village of Tulaele.

Good is not always righteous

“The good things in life aren’t always right.” That is the opinion of Tole’afoa Matuavao Ainea Poasa, 69 years old from the village of Tulaele. 

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World

Police officers cordon off the area of the scene in central Budapest, Hungary, early Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.

Hungary manhunt in Budapest blast that wounded 2 officers

Hungarian authorities are hunting for a man who set off a homemade fragmentation bomb that seriously wounded two officers in central Budapest, the country's police chief said Sunday.

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Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, waves after speaking during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters.

Clinton, Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Netanyahu

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are meeting separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday in sessions that could set the tone for relations between the allied countries during the next presidential administration.

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Sport

FUTURE OF SAMOAN AND AUSTRALIAN RUGBY: Both teams not going down without a fight.

A peep into the future of Samoan rugby

Apia Park saw a heated competition on Saturday with a great test of rugby for our U18 boys. With the visiting U18 Australian team, the match was expected to be a great display of skills and talent on both sides and it definitely delivered.

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FAMILIAR FACE: Manu Samoa incumbent  Danny Tusitala playing half-back.

Pathway to Manu Samoa

The clash of the two evenly matched teams produced a great game of high intensity rugby at Apia Park yesterday. The event was the Samoa A trials.

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Think a Minute

Think a Minute…Does money matter much in marriage? You bet it does! Did you know that money problems cause some of the biggest problems between husbands and wives! Sadly, in some marriages it doesn’t take long for wedding bells to turn into wedding bills and debts.

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Pacific punching above its weight

In a comparision with families around the world, the Pacific family as we like to refer to our collective island countries, is no different. We have our moments.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Moe Lei Sam and the hospital This under-resourced and new Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital problem has been discussed by members of social media forums from about four years ago.

Dear Editor Re: The glass ceiling Wendy, Sweden is not immune from gender pay difference, men still get paid more than women in the work force. In addition, proportion of women in top positions still remains weak.

Dear Editor Re: Minister outlines why P.A.C.E.R. Plus a must I support PACER-Plus. My reading of the deal is that it allows an unprecedented opportunity for our exporters to get through the brick wall that NZ and Australia have put up for so long on the premise of their strict biosecurity protections.

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Entertainment

President Barack Obama walks into the Grand Foyer with Lonnie Bunch, Director of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, and first lady Michelle Obama, to speak at a reception for the museum opening at the White House in Washington

Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum

Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America's story.

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Technology

The labs are being leased to bioscience startup businesses as part of the state's Technology Incubator Program.

Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies

Connecticut hasn't become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington.

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