Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

Prisons slammed for shaming Samoa

The 60 Minutes saga might have died down but Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has still got a lot to say.

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READY TO PRAISE AS ONE: Y.F.C. Director Manasa Aloali’i and Moe Jr. Jensen.

Mission to break the barriers

The divisions among followers of certain religions are not new. And when it comes to Christianity, there is no exception. 

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PREVIEW OF AFAKASI ROOTS CONTENT: Making Koko-Samoa

Voice for the Unheard

In this day and age, social media seems to be the most influential tool for pretty much anything and anyone. However, the way this tool is used is the choice of each individual.

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World

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho leaves after meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Vientiane, Laos.

China criticizes US, Japan, Australia for 'fanning' tensions

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has criticized the United States, Japan and Australia for making a joint statement on the South China Sea he says was only "fanning the flames" of regional tension just as countries have agreed that the situation needs to cool down.

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Satoshi Uematsu, the suspect of Tuesday's knife attack at a home for the mentally disabled, sits inside a police van as he leaves a police station in Sagamihara.

Japan police send suspect in stabbing spree to prosecutors

The suspect in a mass stabbing attack that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled in Japan was being transferred Wednesday from a local police station to the prosecutor's office in Yokohama.

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Sport

Russian triple jumper Yekaterina Koneva takes part in a meeting marking the departure of Russian sportsmen of CSKA (Red Army) club to the Rio Olympics in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far

At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal.

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses for photographers after he won the men's 200 meter race during the Diamond League anniversary games at The Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Injury anxieties grow but Bolt says 'sport needs me to win'

Whatever controversy is raging in the Olympic world there's one constant: Usain Bolt's bravado and self-confidence.

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Street Talk

A question of safety on buses

The bus crash at Tiavi last week, which has claimed one man’s life, has again raised questions about the safety of public transportation in Samoa. In particular, the issue of wooden versus ready-made buses has resurfaced. Is it not time to get rid of the wooden buses now? Why? Why not? Ilia Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

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Aso Matemate, 45

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Eli Taualai, 36

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Fereti Tupuola, 46

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Pofito Semasi, 35

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Toni Penisula, 37

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Think a Minute

Think a minute …My grandparents had a neighbor who liked talking about how busy she was and how quickly she got things done. One day she said, “This morning I killed the chicken for dinner and made all the beds before my family even woke up!” Now that’s fast! And, of course, not possible!

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Cost of ignoring the need to deal with corruption

When you bend a piece of stick hard and long enough, it will eventually break. Just as whatever goes up must come down, life is a bit like that. We reap what we sow. Looking at some of the challenges this country is confronted by in this day and age, whether it’s political, economical, spiritual, cultural or whatever, it’s hard to ignore that principle with the thought that perhaps with a few key changes we did not make, the outcome might have been different.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Moe Lei Sam’s concerns What Ms. Lei Sam is talking about and her concerns mentioned in the article about the state of Samoa, have been discussed many times. And it’s true what she said, that nothing has been done about the concerns till this day.

Dear Editor, Re: Concerned about Samoa’s State When I read the article “Concerned about Samoa’s State”, I feel very sad. In fact, most Chinese doing business in Samoa can’t speak English. Facing the blame, they can’t defend themselves though they feel a sense of grievance. They even don’t know there is so much blame on them in the newspaper.

Dear Editor, Re: A bunch of hypocrites I will have to say “Only fools rush in…” It’s not like the world will end tomorrow, change can only be achieved when good information is shared with the majority.

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Entertainment

Beyonce performs 'Freedom' at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

Beyonce, Adele, Kanye West earn top nominations at MTV VMAs

Beyonce and Adele are the top nominees at the MTV Video Music Awards, where their music videos will compete against Kanye West's controversial "Famous" for video of the year.

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Technology

Twitter bird logo on an updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Twitter still struggling to grow as rivals race ahead

Twitter is in danger of becoming the next internet company forced into a desperation sale if it cannot find a way to start luring people and advertisers back to its sometimes-befuddling messaging service.

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