Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi.

Law Society stays mum on P.M’s challenge

The Samoa Law Society is yet to respond to a call from Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi for it to crack down on lawyers who were de-registered overseas for professional misconduct. The Prime Minister made the appeal in a speech at a function to mark the 10 years anniversary of the Samoa Law Reform Commission.

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Kurene Endermann with Asiata Alex Brunt of Ah Liki Wholesale.

Customers share in $20,000 Christmas gifts

The Ah Liki Wholesale and Chef Choice Tuna have announced the winners of their Christmas promotion. The promotion attracted over 30,000 entries from around the nation with 16 winners announced yesterday.

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THANK YOU AUSAID: The gratified smiles of students and staff of the Divine Mercy Primary School after the handover ceremony.

Australia AID gives support to school

The Australian Direct Aid Program (D.A.P.) donated 150 desks and chairs worth $30,000 to Divine Mercy Primary School on Thursday.

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World

People wearing yellow vests demonstrate in Peyrorade, southwestern France.

Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris.

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In this photograph taken last Dec. 3, 2018 and released by UNICEF, an Ebola survivor cares for one week-old Benedicte who was infected at birth with the Ebola virus by her mother, at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

They call her the "young miracle." A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus.

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Sport

The national women’s touch squad was named last night for next year’s World Cup and Pacific Games campaign.

Women’s touch trials decide World Cup squad

The national women’s touch squad was named last night for next year’s World Cup and Pacific Games campaign. Coach Geoff Hooper came over from Australia to hold four days of trials ending yesterday.

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Coach Frances Solia and her players.

Netball Samoa gear up for big 2019 with Wellington training camp

Samoa’s national netball team completed a training camp in Wellington, New Zealand last week, in preparation for the Pacific Games and World Cup next year.

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Street Talk

Public welcome World AIDS Day

Samoa joined the international community last Saturday December 1 to mark the 2018 World AIDS Day with a parade, a float and speeches by dignitaries including Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi. Our reporter Yolanda Lavata’i met members of the public to get their views on the deadly disease and what should be done.

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Jennifer Ah Ching, 28

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Tuanai

Think a Minute

Think a minute… The first, most important ingredient for success is motivating yourself to act. You must believe every day that your choices and actions are moving you closer to your goal. You are the one who makes or breaks your own success.

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Will P.M. Tuilaepa respond to the call?

How far is a grieving family prepared to go to find closure and justice? If you are anything like the Dalton family, the answer is not only will they go to extreme lengths; they will not take no for an answer. Especially when they believe there is something fishy about the way the case of their loved one has been handled.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, As the year draws to an end perhaps it would be remiss not to extend a token of appreciation to all the local businesses in the Private-sector that have endeavored against all odds throughout the year.

Re: Climate change Being in Australia, I hang my head in shame at the inaction of our nation. Really - it is the responsibility of adults around the world to provision for the next generation. When I say ‘next generation’ I don’t just mean humans - I mean all young.

Re: Church recklessness building This is the legacy of the previous administration of the church. It was led by a man who claimed to be very intelligent. Yet he was very high minded and thought he is the smartest person in the world.

Entertainment

This Nov. 12, 2018 photo shows actress and singer Toni Braxton in New York. The 51-year-old singer, whose 1996 album “Secrets” has gone platinum, continues to create music but is trying a different artistic medium, acting.  She currently stars in

Toni Braxton is in the holiday spirit with Lifetime movie

Toni Braxton has been nominated for Grammys again for her latest album, but these days the singer is also focusing on acting — and flexing her producing muscles.

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Technology

Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's Vice President of People, speaks during an event about Apple's new campus announcement in Austin, Texas, Thursday, Dec, 13, 2018. Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging fro

Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions — and offer huge sums of public money — in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus.

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