Samoa Police Service.

Second nurse faces manslaughter charge over vaccination deaths

A second nurse has been charged in relation to the deaths of two babies in Savai’i who died after they were administered the MMR vaccination. The charge against an unnamed nurse was confirmed by the Police.

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TALKING DEBT: Vaovasamanaia Winston Peters speaks to the Samoa Observer at Taumeasina Island Resort.

Address debt at leadership level

The level of debts that Pacific Island nations owe to the Chinese government should be addressed at the leadership level, says Vaovasamanaia Winston Peters.

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FINDING COMMONALITIES: Senior New Zealand woman army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Esther Harrop with the Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil.

New Zealand’s top woman Soldier praises Samoa

A senior New Zealand woman Army Officer whose tour of duties included South Sudan has commended Samoa for appointing women to senior positions in government.

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World

Eritrean migrant Russom Weldu Weldeslasie works at a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Israel.

African migrants reel as Israeli law cuts their salaries

African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents.

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Firefighters load an injured person on a helicopter after the Morandi highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The highway bridge collapsed during a violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) int

Genoa bridge collapse kills 39, forces hundreds from homes

Italian prosecutors focused their investigation into the Genoa highway bridge collapse on possible design flaws or inadequate maintenance, as the death toll rose Wednesday to 39 people and Italian politicians looked for someone to blame.

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Sport

TEAM SAMOA: Yesterday morning after breakfast Team with Head Coach Assistant Coach and Head of Delegation.

Learning curve for Samoan team in N.Z.

Samoa’s Under 16 training camp in New Zealand kicked off its campaign with the first of five friendly games in New Zealand. 

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Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks during the Game of 3 Halves, All Blacks v Canterbury v Otago, AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand, 10th August 2018.

Barrett at 10 in All Blacks team for 1st Bledisloe

Beauden Barrett has held off the challenge of rising star Richie Mo'unga and will wear the All Blacks No. 10 jersey in Saturday's first Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship test against Australia in Sydney.

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Street Talk

Mixed reaction to parking meters

“Parking meters is the way of the future. That’s clearly the message from the Government after several parking meters were installed in different parts of the Apia Towship this week. What do you think about paying to park in Samoa? Our reporter, Adel Fruean, asked members of the public in today’s Street Talk and this is what they said:

Michael Neemia, 42

Vaoala

Pisinisi Seiuli, 41

Vaitele fou

Fiamatai Poe, 31

Fasitoo tai

Samuelu Fiso, 22

Taufusi

Potoae Samuelu, 23

Vaoala

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Recently the biggest-selling book in America was about the end of the world. Sometimes watching the world’s news is like watching a horror movie, isn’t it? You know that the 20th century had more people killed in wars than all the other centuries of history combined!

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A collective Pacific plea to China to forgive debts? Interesting

Last week when Pacific leaders gathered in Samoa for the Pacific Island Forum’s Foreign Ministers meeting, some interesting points were raised by a couple of leaders in relation to an issue that affects many small island countries all over the world.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I write to comment on your recent news headline where your newspaper had referred to as “prominent lawyer Unasa Iuni Sapolu being the leader of a new party”.

Dear Editor Can the Government stop people from texting and driving? I am 100% confident that the Government can stop people from texting and driving, but it does not seem to be doing it so.

Dear Editor I write in response to a letter by Ropati V published in your newspaper. “Nothingness” is defined by Google as “the absence or cessation of life or existence” so was the lack of any recorded life form before creations in the Book of Genesis a proof that God Almighty did not exist before then?

Entertainment

Neil Diamond performs at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Diamond's latest

Diamond won't let Parkinson's slow him down, talks new DVD

Neil Diamond may have retired from the road due to Parkinson's disease, but he said he's working hard to get back onstage.

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Technology

Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, arrives at the courthouse in Austin, Texas. Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company’s rules against i

Twitter muzzles conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for a week

Twitter is joining other prominent tech companies in muzzling Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who's used their services to spread false information.

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