The nightclub, NXT, on the Marina has been closed, the Restaurant and Bar called The Edge Marina View remains open.

Nightclub NXT closed, not Edge Marina View

The Chairman of the Liquor Board, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, yesterday clarified that the nightclub, NXT, on the Marina has been closed with its liquor license removed. The Restaurant and Bar called The Edge Marina View remains opened.

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Consistency pays off for Head Boy

Faleata College Head boy, Mori Fa’afetai Apulu Naisalī, has become the first vocational student to claim the dux honour.

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Acting Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, Amanda Jewell hands over a scholarship pack to Helen Lei Sam yesterday.

Samoans benefit from Australia awards

Fifty-six Samoans will have the opportunity to further their studies and acquire new skills in Australia and Fiji in 2019. The Australia Awards is a prestigious international scholarship funded by the Government of Australia. 

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People wearing yellow vests demonstrate in Peyrorade, southwestern France.

Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris.

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In this photograph taken last Dec. 3, 2018 and released by UNICEF, an Ebola survivor cares for one week-old Benedicte who was infected at birth with the Ebola virus by her mother, at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

They call her the "young miracle." A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus.

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Samoa 2019 Pacific Games C.E.O., Falefata Hele Matatia, Minister of Education, Loau Keneti Sio, Farid Mohammed, Pepe Christian Fruean. Photo/ Thomas Airey.

$3m package for Pacific Games from official sponsor Digicel

Digicel Samoa were announced as the official sponsor of the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games at their head office in Apia yesterday. The official sponsorship package is valued at $3 million Tala, entailing both cash and broadcasting and communication services. 

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Hinckley Scanlan and his teammates perform the siva tau.

Basketball on the rise after successful U15 campaign

The president of the Samoa Basketball Federation (S.B.F.) thinks dual bronze medals at the FIBA Oceania U15 Championships are a sign of a bright future for basketball in Samoa.

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Street Talk

Public welcome World AIDS Day

Samoa joined the international community last Saturday December 1 to mark the 2018 World AIDS Day with a parade, a float and speeches by dignitaries including Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi. Our reporter Yolanda Lavata’i met members of the public to get their views on the deadly disease and what should be done.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute… ”Any man can be a success, no matter how poor he started in life.” This was said by Clement Stone, a highly successful businessman who began his career as a 16-year-old who sold insurance from door to door.

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We’re still on your side Parker, and so are Samoans all over the world

Lupesoliai Joseph Parker penned quite an interesting piece this week, ahead of his latest fight against Alexander Flores tonight. Published under the headline “Now I know who’s got my back,” it was quite telling.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Climate change Being in Australia, I hang my head in shame at the inaction of our nation. Really - it is the responsibility of adults around the world to provision for the next generation. When I say ‘next generation’ I don’t just mean humans - I mean all young.

Re: Church recklessness building This is the legacy of the previous administration of the church. It was led by a man who claimed to be very intelligent. Yet he was very high minded and thought he is the smartest person in the world.

Re: Land and Court ruling Ahem I’m a little confused here! So how does a lease granted under the Alienation of Customary Land Act 1965 end up as public land? According to Justice Tafaoimalo “Leases granted over customary land fall within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court as they operate as leases of public land”.

Entertainment

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows a scene from the WWI documentary

With blockbuster effects, Peter Jackson brings WWI to life

Peter Jackson has used digital wizardry to conjure J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and King Kong's 1930s New York, but he has now — in perhaps his most acclaimed film — employed all his technical powers to bring to life the Western Front of the first World War.

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Technology

The logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square.

Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook users

Facebook's privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended.

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