CHURCH MINISTERS BACK IN COURT:  Leaders and Church Ministers of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa in Court yesterday.

Ten more Church Ministers in Court

Ten more church ministers from the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) appeared in the District Court yesterday. They each face two counts of failure to withhold tax and failure to file wage tax returns. The Ministers are Reverends Fa’au’uga Mata’utia, Taise Ioapo, Faraimo Ti’iti’i; Fili Matalavea; Fuaao Fuimaono; Iese Uele; Pita Toleafoa; Seilala Luamanuvae; Siaosi Salesulu and Tunumoso Isaia.

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The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (CCCS) from Uafato performed last night at the 13 Days of Christmas programme.

Uafato share Christmas message

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa from Uafato performed on the seventh night of the 21st annual 13 Days of Christmas programme at Vaitele-uta last night. 

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Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa and the Masiofo, Her Highness Fa'amausili Leinafo Tuimaleali'ifano.

House of Love marks 50 years anniversary

The National Council of Women of Samoa yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of its headquarters, popularly known as the House of Love.

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World

Fishermen rest on their boats before fishing at the main fishing port, in Hodeida, Yemen.

Truce brings hope for Yemen, but peace could prove elusive

A cease-fire on Tuesday halted months of heavy fighting in Yemen's port city of Hodeida, raising hopes that the latest U.N.-led peace efforts can end the civil war and alleviate the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China will 'never seek hegemony,' Xi says in reform speech

China will never pursue hegemony, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday as global concerns persist over the country's growing economic influence.

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Sport

Golden Boot winner Samuelu Malo, Coach of the Year Martin Tamasese and MVP Albert Bell.

Goals galore lead Kiwi FC to national men’s title

Kiwi FC were crowned champions of the Premier men’s division of the Upolu National Football League on Saturday.

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M.O.H. Business House Champions AG: EPC.

Business House touch a part of overall development strategy

The Ministry of Health (M.O.H.) Business House Championship touch finals were played recently, with the Attorney General’s office/Electric Power Corporation team winning the final 3-2 over Computer Services Limited/Apia Insurance Company.

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Street Talk

Lupesoliai Parker is back

Lupesoliai Joseph Parker’s third round knockout of American-Mexican heavyweight boxer Alexander Flores last Saturday night in Christchurch, New Zealand got him back into the winner’s circle. Our reporter Soli Wilson talks to members of the public on what they thought of the victory.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute… A school teacher was complaining about a little boy in her class who was not showing any interest in learning. She said: “David will not do his school work. He’s not even motivated to try!” But that same boy, David, will jump out of bed early in the morning to go fishing or play with his friends. He just needs the right motivation.

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Why the Chairman of National Council of Churches is wrong about human rights

Last month, the Chairman of the National Council of Churches, Deacon Kasiano Leaupepe, blamed human rights for the deteriorating state of violence in Samoa.

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Letters to the Editor

Congratulations on your appointment and hope that your taking over the helm of the ship will ensure that USP as an Institution will remain afloat and not sink into the depths of the Pacific Ocean.

Re: Joseph Parker floors Flores I absolutely disagree with this win. Our man was so tired, still old style, hanging on the shoulders of Flores, warned of punching the balls of his opponent, knocked Flores down after he punched for the second times Flores’ balls while his opponent stopped fighting and gave signal to the referee that our man was punching his balls again.

Re: How many more millions will this country continue to waste I agree. In particular, that World-Bank funded West Coast Road west of Vaitele to Faleolo, there was been planning and talk and consultation and more planning and more talk and more consultation about that bloody road since 2012 yet only the bare minimum has been done to rejuvenate this road until now.

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OBIT - In this 2015 photo provided by Roton Music Romania, Romanian-Canadian singer Anca Pop poses for a portrait in Bucharest, Romania. Romanian police said Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 that singer-songwriter Anca Pop, 34 years-old, has died after her car plun

Romanian-Canadian singer dies after car plunges into Danube

Anca Pop, a Romanian-Canadian singer-songwriter, has died after her car plunged into the Danube River. She was 34.

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Technology

Elon Musk, founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, speaks at a news conference from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Elon Musk to unveil underground tunnel, transport cars

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is set to unveil an underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday that could move people faster than subways.

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