COURT FILES CONTROVERSY: Minister of Justice and Courts Administration, Faaolesa Katopau Ainu'u, (Inset) M.J.C.A. Employee, Tulima Pio and M.J.C.A. C.E.O., Papali’i John Taimalelagi.

Minister of Justice denies removing Court files claims

The Minister of Justice and Courts Administration (M.J.C.A.), Fa’aolesa Katopau Ainu’u, has denied claims that Land and Titles Court files were removed from the vicinity of the Court and taken to his Office. The files are in relation to the Ainu’u title of Sapapali’i and one other about the “boundaries of Atua.”

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Pacific Climate Warrior re-focus for 2018: Brianna Fruean and Finten Lutunatabua. Photo/Supplied.

‘Climate Warriors’ gather

The Pacific climate warriors are in Samoa for their Pacific fossil free gathering.

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S.S.A.B SUPPORTS SAMOA’S TALENTED YOUTH: Toa Samoa Dance Crew with S.S.A.B Chief Executive, Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai (4th from right) and some of their staff members.

Helping hand for dance crew’s American dream

The Samoa Stationery and Books donated $2,000 to the S.S.A.B. Toa Samoa Dance Crew yesterday.

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France Mukantagazwa, who lost her father and other relatives in the genocide and believes their bodies may be in the newly found graves.

Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves

Mass graves that authorities say could contain more than 2,000 bodies have been discovered in Rwanda nearly a quarter-century after the country's genocide, and further graves are being sought nearby.

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Eleven-year-old Syrian Hasan Diab talks during a press conference as a part of the video with his image is shown during a press conference in The Hague The Hague, Netherlands.

Russia parades Syrian 'witnesses' to disprove gas attack

Russia ratcheted up its efforts Thursday to try to disprove that a Syrian town was hit by a poison gas attack, bringing a group of Syrians, including an 11-year-old boy, to the global chemical weapons watchdog's headquarters to denounce the reports as fake.

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UCLA's Josh Rosen, right, gestures next to commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield — the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.

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Volunteer returns favour for help during his nation’s hour of need

The hardest part of leaving is saying goodbye. Yesterday, Football Federation Samoa bid farewell to one of their friends and work colleague, Masato Tsuchyia, who is returning to Saitama, Japan.

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Street Talk

Public oppose new chicken tax

The recent passing of the Customs and Tariff Bill in Parliament means new tariff rates will be imposed on all imported chicken. This is a grave concern given that chicken is one of the most affordable meat for families living below the poverty line and middle income earners. Taxing such goods is no doubt a burden on these families because a decent meal every day is now being robbed from them with price increase. Our reporter, Ulimasao Fata asked the public on their opinion on Government’s move to tax imported frozen chicken. This is what they said:

Eseta Faasao, 42


Lui Mareko, 34


Vaine’a Faatafe, 65


Waldell Brown, 58


Lima Salatielu, 38


Think a Minute

Think a minute…What’s your problem? Not all problems are bad. In fact, certain kinds of problems mean you are successful and making progress. A big hardware business moved into the same building with a small hardware store.


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God blesses people who are prepared to work

When we talk about hardship, struggles and poverty, an element that is often lost in the debate is that there are people who are doing their absolute best to try and get out of it. We think they deserve credit and a mention for their efforts. Today we want to pay tribute to their hard work, whatever it is that they do.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Typical of a one party state The voters at grassroot level don’t seem to know either that the very candidate they are voting for are those that are undermining their livelihoods.

Dear Editor, Re: Commemorating ANZAC in Samoa Hearing that bugle sound “The Last Post” at dawn break always brings tears to my eyes. It’s not just about remembering our fallen brave ANZAC soldiers. It’s about remembering that they fought and died for our freedom.

Re: Farewell, Manamea! I like the way the Bahai faith conducts funerals. People must be buried within 2-3 days of death. Here, Manamea Apelu-Schwalger, was buried one day after death according to Bahai beliefs. I like this. Simple, no hassles, no fuss.


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'Crazy Rich Asians' changes everything

It's been 25 years since a major Hollywood studio released an English-language film with a primarily Asian cast. The last was Wayne Wang's adaptation of the generational tear-jerker "The Joy Luck Club," which was released in 1993.

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Microsoft Surface tablet is used during the second half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Atlanta. Microsoft Corp. reports earns on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Microsoft Windows adapts as its business importance declines

For Microsoft, Windows is no longer a core business so much as a complement to the company's other offerings. The company still makes money from Windows, the computer operating system that helped catapult the Microsoft brand to success more than three decades ago. But Windows' share of the business has shrunk.

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