Tuia Paepae Letoa

‘They’re cowards’

They are cowards. That’s how a former student of Avele College and former Member of Parliament, Tuia Paepae Letoa, described the students who claimed to be from Avele College, who issued a death threat to Maluafou students on Facebook.  The threat led to the school being shut yesterday. 

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Leong Weng Choong, Peter Dirou, Shiyuan Bian and Shiyang Li.

Samoa recognised at international gathering

The National University of Samoa (N.U.S) was the venue of a very special event on Monday night.

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ORGANISING COMMITTEE: (front) Tapusoa Fa’afiu, Tofa Lio Foleni, Fio Solo, Lua Solo (back) Fiu Siueva, Alaese Alapati and Pauli Sauaga.

Savai’i revives kilikiti

In Savai’i, they don’t like kilikiti. They absolutely love it.

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Iranian asylum seekers who were caught in Indonesian waters while sailing to Australia sit on a boat at Benoa port in Bali, Indonesia.

Refugee sets herself alight at immigration camp on Nauru

A Somali refugee was critically injured when she set herself on fire at an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru three days after an Iranian refugee died of injuries sustained in a similar apparent protest, officials said.

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A self-driving, 132-foot military ship sits at a maritime terminal Monday, May 2, 2016, in San Diego.

Military tests unmanned ship designed for seafaring missions

The military is starting tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel — a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board.

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Toa Samoa

Toa Samoa team named

Pacific nations announced their Test Match teams on Sunday evening ahead of matches this Saturday at Pirtek Stadium.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Silver medallist Franco Caffarelli (far left).

Junior shooter wins Silver and Bronze at Oceania Shooting Competition

Samoa won Silver and Bronze Medals in New Zealand Oceania Shooting Competition held last month in Pukekohe on the 21 to 23rd April. 

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Street Talk

Is electricity expensive in Samoa?

The cost of electricity in Samoa remains far too high. So says the Electric Power Corporation’s (E.P.C) new Minister, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang. He has called on the Corporation to make electricity cheaper for all households in Samoa in the next five years.

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Satitoa Aleipata

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Some young children were asked this question: “What is a conscience?” A 6-year-old boy said he thought it was “the bad feeling you get when you kick girls and puppies.”


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We need a real solution

This is the undeniable truth. Samoa’s economy by any estimation is weak compared to that of our bigger neighbours. Without aid, remittances and tourism, it would have floundered long ago.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, In response to the call for the community to be engaged in terms of the dog problem, I’m really against killing the poor animals. It’s not their fault that they were born in Samoa rather than Canada, Britain, NZ, parts of the US and etc...

Dear Editor, Re: Election petitions withdrawn A true Samoan in reference to cultural practices and traditions does not merit what politicians are doing in today’s world.

Dear Editor, Re: A lot of nonsense from Mr. Seti Afoa In reference to M. Kennedy’s letter about Afoa, it seems like you have a major chip on your shoulder.




Hulk Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, leaves the courtroom during a break in his trial against Gawker Media in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Hulk Hogan seeks rematch with Gawker, sues over transcript

Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has sued Gawker again, saying the gossip website leaked sealed court documents with a transcript that quoted him making racist remarks.

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Women check their cell phones as they walk on the sidewalk in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

WhatsApp is what's out in Brazil, amid judicial battle

The popular messaging service WhatsApp went down in Brazil on Monday as a state judge ordered it blocked nationwide for 72 hours amid a legal tussle over users' information.

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