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$2 million more to complete John Williams Building works

The Komiti o Feau Eseese has asked the General Assembly of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa for an additional $2million to complete the renovations of the John Williams building. This is according a copy of its report for the 2018 Conference, which is held in Malua this week.

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Court House Mulinuu

Bail denied for murder accused

Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren has denied the bail application for the 18-year-old murder defendant. Ietitaia Misialofa of Fogasavai’i is accused in the murder of a man from Vailoa last month. The deceased was found dead on the side of the road with severe injuries to his head. 

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It’s all about realising one’s dream

You don’t have to earn big bucks to make a difference. Ask Suega Fata Fisaga, a chief and farmer, and he will tell you why. 

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World

FILE -This is an undated file photo of a shadowy shape that some people say is a photo of the Loch Ness monster in Scotland. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lives in the depths. Now

Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples

The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lurks in the depths.

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks during an election-night watch party, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia Democrat challenges racial barrier in governor race

Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office.

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Sport

Wallabies James Slipper breaks away. Rugby Championship, Bledisloe Cup, All Blacks v Australia, Eden Park Auckland, Saturday 15th August 2015.

Wallaby prop James Slipper banned for positive cocaine test

Australia test prop and Queensland Reds captain James Slipper has been suspended for two months for twice testing positive for cocaine. Rugby Australia said in a statement Thursday that Slipper returned the positive tests from urine samples taken between February and May.

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Hurricanes' Ardie Savea in action during the Super Rugby match between Hurricanes v Crusaders, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Saturday 10th March 2018. Copyright Photo: Raghavan Venugopal / www.photosport.nz

Crusaders, Hurricanes contest 1st place in Super Rugby

Players who were allies during the week will become adversaries again when the Christchurch-based Crusaders and Wellington-based Hurricanes contest first place in Super Rugby in a 15th-round match on Friday.

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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

Falelauniu

Lui Mareko, 34

Faleula

Vaine’a Faatafe, 65

Nu’u

Waldell Brown, 58

Leauva’a-Uta

Lima Salatielu, 38

Toamua

Think a Minute

Think a minute…You may have heard the saying: “Joy shared is joy doubled.” Giving is not a sacrifice, it is an investment. We actually get back much more than we give.

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Without soil, without land, we have absolutely nothing

And so Samoa is celebrating the importance of the soil this week. Since Monday, the Government through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and their partners have been drilling home the message that “without soil, without land (there is) no life.”

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, When the E.F.K.S. meets every year, at Malua for the annual Fono Tele it is, in acknowledgement of the Death of Jesus and his Resurrection. It is always that time of reflection and contemplation and making whole. So the E.F.K.S. again meets this year.

Dear Editor, Re: Church, Govt. tax dispute deepens Line up every single faifeau who hasn’t paid their taxes by 30 June 2018 and serve them notices of default. Send them to jail if they don’t pay next year. These people are only men.

Dear Editor, I write regarding your headline article “Associate Minister rejects reports.” I seriously am flummoxed every time I see matured human beings reacting to the sporadic gutless faceless homogenous ghosts spitting from behind the comfort of the pall.

Entertainment

 “The Last Days of Michael Jackson” is not approved by Jackson’s heirs, and will most likely violate their intellectual property rights. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

Michael Jackson estate slams ABC TV special on his last days

The Michael Jackson estate is objecting to an ABC TV special airing Thursday on the end of the life of the late King of Pop, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without respect for his legacy or children.

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Technology

Twitter shows an example of a special label that Twitter says they are adding to the accounts of and tweets from U.S. candidates ahead of this year’s midterm elections. (Twitter via AP)

Twitter to add special labels to political candidates in US

Twitter says it's adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year's midterm elections. Twitter says the move is to provide users with "authentic information" and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling users.

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