Marijuana confiscated from Satapuala raid.

Man faces murder charge over Satapuala killing

One of the five suspects held over the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Satapuala last week has been charged with first degree murder.  The defendant is a 39-year-old, says Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Filipo Logoitino. 

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Justice Vui Clarence Nelson.

Sex Offenders Registry signed into law

The Sex Offenders Registration Act 2017 has been signed into law by the Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano, Va’aletoa Sualauvi II. This was confirmed by Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Siaopo Pese.

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COURT: John Robert Harden (left) with his lawyer, Lefau Harry Schuster.

Visitor caught with marijuana at Airport claims it is medicine

A visitor from the United States of America caught with marijuana in his possession at the airport has told the authorities the joint is for his medication.

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Fernando Karadima is escorted from a court, after testifying in a case that three of his victims brought against the country's Catholic Church in Santiago, Chile.

Pope seeks to turn tide of Chilean church bruised by scandal

Pope Francis' visit to Chile was always going to be fraught, but it has taken on an unprecedented degree of opposition with the firebombings of Catholic churches ahead of his Monday arrival and protests by Chileans fed up with priest sex abuse and cover-up.

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Baghdad municipality workers clean the scene of a double suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq.

Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38, shatter post-IS calm

Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad on Monday, killing 38 people in the deadliest attack since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group last month, and raising fears ahead of national elections planned for May.

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Sport

LOVE OF FISHING: A photo from one of many of Joseph Parker’s fishing trips. This one is New Zealand.

Raw fish floors world champion in Samoa

World champion, Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker, has revealed how eating a raw fish in Samoa left him paralysed and fearing for his fighting future.

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Mathieu Bastareaud.

Toulon captain Bastareaud apologizes after homophobic slur

France center Mathieu Bastareaud has apologized after using an anti-gay slur during a Champions Cup match.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Do you wish you were somewhere else right now? At the beach? Away on a nice holiday? At Disneyland? Many of us spend a lot of our time wishing we were somewhere else. When we’re at work we wish we were home relaxing. We wish we had a different job and career or a different boss. We wish we were rich.

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Beautiful from afar, sickening at the core

Some great things have been said about this country over recent weeks. If you’ve been following the Dear Tourist pages of your newspaper, you would have been proud. Indeed visitors from all over the world - including many Samoans coming back for the holidays - have been impressed so much by the changes they have seen that they have been doing nothing but singing praises of how wonderful this place is.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Complete rubbish Let me tell you PS Jeffrey that “Siaosi Siomia” and “Oi Sole” are not the same person. So you have begun with a lie. That is why you have to be 100% sure before you say/write something otherwise you lose credibility but I will forgive you on this as this is not important.

Dear Editor, I am personally grateful for the availability of Internet and especially the use of social media in Samoa. I see confidence in many of our local users in voicing their opinions and concerns online, and public debate.

Dear Editor Re: Samoa defends China I have found the tone of A’Samoan Government believes Chinese soft loans have yielded modern buildings and given employees the ability to work better!’ What a load of media savvy garbage! That is, we have (supposedly) modern technology and modern facilities that have made Samoa (Prime Minister’s story) become a modern Country?

Entertainment

Edwin Hawkins appears at the Apollo Theater Spring Gala and 80th Anniversary Celebration in New York. Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day,” died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at his home in Pleasanton, Calif., at age 74. He ha

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for 'Oh Happy Day,' dies

Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day" and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday at age 74

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People wait in line to enter the Google booth at CES International, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Behind the smart gadgets, Amazon and Google are waging war

The flash of the CES technology show in Las Vegas is all about robots, drones and smart gadgets. But its subtext is all about Google versus Amazon. Both companies usually shun conventions like CES, preferring to debut gadgets at their own press events.

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