SAFETY ASSURED: The general public have a right to be driven by drivers who have up to date drivers' licences.

Crackdown on unlicensed drivers by L.T.A.

The days of buses being driven by unlicensed drivers are over, according to the Land Transport Authority. They are adamant that the general public can be assured of their safety on the roads.  

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CHILDREN ARE GOD’S GIFTS: Faau’uga Setefano from Leauva’a and Manase, Savaii.

New Zealand is our future

“As a mother, it is my job every day to make sure that my kid’s are attending school to learn new things for them in the future and also for them to know what is up ahead because it it’s our dream for our kids to have a better life.” - Faau’uga Setefano

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C.C.C.S. former General Secretary: Dr. Afereti Uili.

Church members to call for reimbursement

Many parishes of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa are now ready to make a call at the Fonotele this year.

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World

Vice President Mike Pence, left, poses with South Korea's acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn for a photo before their meeting in Seoul, South Korea.

Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

As tensions rose on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has President Donald Trump's trust but little diplomatic experience to go with it, became the top American official headed to the region after North Korea again failed to successfully launch a ballistic missile.

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

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Sport

Hughie Fury and WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker.

Injured Fury pulls out of world heavyweight title fight

Hughie Fury has pulled out of his world heavyweight title fight against WBO champion Joseph Parker because of injury. The fight was set for May 6 in Auckland, New Zealand, and will now be rescheduled.

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FOR OPERATIONAL COSTS: Mailo Potu  Leavasa with the owner of J&F Enterprises , Jack Huang  (centre) and his staff.

Business community helps build Samoan rugby

It’s no secret, Samoan Rugby is in the rebuilding stage. As the players continue to put their bodies on the line for the country, businesses in Samoa have stepped in to help on the financial side.  

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Street Talk

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Does a thief steal because he’s a thief? Or, is he a thief because he steals? Studies show that over 80% of criminals who have been in prison and then freed after serving their time are back in prison for the same crime in less than 1 year!

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Parting words of a Christian

There is an age old phrase that many people quote, “You shouldn’t talk about religion or politics.” Why? The obvious answer is of course, that they can cause conflict.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: In with the new, out with the old Malo le faiva ma le tautua Sulu. So many opportunities out there to explore and you have so much potential and still young ‘n active.

Dear Editor Re: Tourism is our hope That is the whole idea and action that some sons and daughters of Samoa are working hard behind the scene with their developer partners and leaders of Samoa for Samoa.

Dear Editor, Domo arigatou gozaimasu I live in the Tanoaleia/Vaivaseuta area and water quality used to be a big problem. A 25 micron fibre filter will clog with sediment and sludge with ‘clean’ water running, in one week.

Entertainment

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Charlize Theron, left, and Vin Diesel in

'The Fate of the Furious' laps new films at box office

"The Fate of the Furious" sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller "Unforgettable" and historical drama "The Promise" in the dust.

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Technology

Pennsylvania State Police investigate the scene where Steve Stephens, the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook, was found shot dead in Erie. Pa.

Funeral services held for Ohio victim of Facebook killer

Funeral services have been held for a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was posted on Facebook.

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