A.C.E.O: Fepulea’i Mark Alesana and C.E.O.: Afamasaga Su’a Onesemo. Photo: M.W.T.I.

Senior Govt. official faces P.S.C. charges

The Assistant Chief Executive Officer for the Maritime Division of the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure (M.W.T.I.), Fepulea’i Mark Alesana, has been charged by the Public Service Commission (P.S.C.). Fepulea’i is facing six P.S.C. charges over his alleged connection to an Indian company, which had raised allegations of corruption against the Ministry’s Chief Executive Officer, Afamasaga Su’a Pou Onesemo. 

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HARD SLOG: Some of the Manu Samoa players during training in Apia last week ahead of the game against Germany this Saturday.

P.M. to Manu Samoa: “You have no guts”

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, who is also the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, did not mince words when he visited the Manu Samoa team last week. “You have no guts,” he told them. Prime Minister Tuilaepa revealed the gist of his message in Parliament when it convened to discuss and pass the 2018/2019 budget.

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EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS: Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi, Gatoloai Tili Afamasaga and Papali'i Reupena Rimoni.

Former students drive education progress at Samoa College

Once a Samoa College student always a Samoa College student. The spirit is alive and well within the Samoa College Old Pupils Association (S.C.O.P.A) who donated $100,000 back to the school on Friday night. The presentation was held at Bistro Tatau Restaurant where the Association gathered. President of S.C.O.P.A, Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi, said their goal is to support Samoa College in every way possible.

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World

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, June 23, 2018, for a trip to Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump arrives in Nevada to campaign for Heller

President Donald Trump arrived Saturday in Nevada to help Sen. Dean Heller raise money in a critical race that will help determine control of the Senate. Heller is the only Republican senator seeking re-election in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Trump exited Air Force One pumping his fist and Heller was there to greet him.

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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., center, and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Ct., left, speak with a Dept. of Homeland Security agent as they arrive to tour the Fabens Port-of-Entry facility which houses tent shelters used to hold separated family membe

Lawmakers, demonstrators want immigrant families reunited

Democratic lawmakers on Saturday said they aren't convinced the Trump administration had any real plan to reunite immigrant families caught along the southwest border, while demonstrators gathered to protest the separation of parents from their children by U.S. border authorities.

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Sport

Siliva Havilli scores. during the Ox & Palm Pacific Test Invitational. Toa Samoa v Mate Ma'a Tonga, Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Sydney, Australia. 23rd June 2018. Copyright Photo: David Neilson / www.photosport.nz

Papua New Guinea, Tonga win Pacific Island matches in Sydney

Winger Junior Rau scored two tries to lead Papua New Guinea to a 26-14 upset win over Fiji in a rugby league international on Saturday.

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New Zealand's Rieko Ioane dives in to score a try against France rugby test in Dunedin, New Zealand, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Adam Binns)

Big 2nd half lifts NZ to 49-14 win over France in 3rd test

Damian McKenzie shrugged off his contentious selection at flyhalf to score two tries, including a disputed first-half effort, as New Zealand beat France 49-14 in the third rugby test on Saturday to sweep the series 3-0.

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Street Talk

Public express views on Pacific Games 2019 logo

With a few months left for Samoa to host the Pacific Games 2019, expectations are high. In the lead up to the region’s biggest sporting event, the Pacific Games logo was unveiled on Friday evening. Our reporter, Adel Fruean asked the views of the Samoan people on the new Pacific Games logo, which people responded to.

Ata Laban, 37

Alamagoto

Katalina Tuasivi, 62

Matautu-uta

Lagi Felise, 50

Falelauniu-tai

Tasiaeafe Tomasi, 19

Mulifanua

Unapo Tuimauga, 72

Faleasiu

Think a Minute

Think a minute…In 1946, the United States Army showed to the public its brand new 30-ton computer called the ENIAC. All the credit for this invention was given to two men, John Mauchly and J. Eckert. But it was actually a group of six women who programmed the computer and made this complex machine work.

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Church tax not about theology, E.F.K.S. or whatever. It’s about money

And so once more, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has issued a veiled threat to the E.F.K.S. Church in connection to the ongoing dispute over the taxing of the alofa received by Church Ministers.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: China, U.S. and Trump I've been longing to hear from you my friend on your take on this issue.

Dear Editor, Re: Church implores govt This is a very unfortunate state of affairs with both groups. I am not a supporter of the P.M and his Cabinet, but I support this tax if it only applies to the so-called monthly "ALOFA".

Dear Editor, Re: There is no proof As a Samoan and U.S. citizen, I find it hard to listen to any of the P.M's comments. How on earth did this man get to the position that he is in? Did you guys really vote this guy in?

Entertainment

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DuVernay scores another milestone for black female directors

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has checked off another milestone for black female directors.

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Technology

Protesters yell at law enforcement officers on the steps of the Old Courthouse following a verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley in St. Louis.

Social media is the new heart of political protests

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm with other civil rights activists. Cesar Chavez hoisting a picket sign in a farm workers' strike. Gloria Steinem rallying other feminists for equal rights.

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