Health care standards questioned

Health professionals in Samoa should adhere to stricter sanitation practices. They should also work to improve on client care procedures to prevent cross contamination between patients and ensure better health care delivery to the public.

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LOOKING GREAT: The first phase of the Faleolo International Airport.

Faleolo Airport completed in March

In its bid to strengthen the bilateral ties between Samoa and China, the Chinese Embassy has invited the Samoan media to visit some of its major projects in the country today.

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Samoa remains on E.U. tax haven blacklist

The European Union (E.U.) officials have proposed to remove eight countries from the blacklist of seventeen tax havens the bloc adopted in December. But Samoa is not one of them.

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World

A man walks his dog across the snow-covered beach while a cargo ship sits in the steaming fog of Lake Ontario in Toronto.

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting.

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Pope Francis marries flight attendants Carlos Ciuffardi, left, and Paola Podest, center, during a flight from Santiago, Chile, to Iquique, Chile.

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

It was all in a day's work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis. First he celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight on Thursday to this northern Chilean beachside town.

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Sport

Ben Te’o (right) celebrates scoring the England Try with Mike Brown during the RBS 6 Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium.

Depleted England selects 8 uncapped players for 6 Nations

A slew of injuries and suspensions has forced England to select eight uncapped players in its 35-man squad for the first match of its Six Nations title defense.

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Lima Sopoaga

Lima Sopoaga’s hints at playing for Manu Samoa

All Blacks and Highlanders first-five Lima Sopoaga isn't ruling out a switch to represent Samoa in the future as he embarks on his last Super Rugby season before heading to the UK to play for English side Wasps, TVNZ reports.

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Street Talk

Lupesoliai Parker gets the support

It’s signed and sealed. Samoa’s Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker will take on Anthony Joshua in what will be the biggest fight of his life. The fight will take place in Cardiff Wales on 31 March 2018. Do you think Lupesoliai is ready for the fight? We asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Have you heard of the new emotional sickness called Sudden Wealth Syndrome? It happens to people who suddenly become rich by winning a big lottery jackpot, inheriting a lot of money, or other quick ways.

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Tufuiopa’s pool plight a matter of urgency

It’s about time. Unless the government moves to do something to protect users of the Tufuiopa village pool, someone is going to get killed. There is absolutely no doubt about it. By the grace of God and sheer luck, no one has died yet during the recent incidents where vehicles have ended up in the pool.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Healthy Pacific Islands move Great work here but more systems are required to keep tourists from contracting serious stomach bugs and dengue fever. Two of my cousins from Australia contracted Dengue and 8 had serious vomiting and high temperatures for at least 4-6 days when returning back to NZ.

Dear Editor, Re: Pacific needs money, not words The global economy collapsed in 2008. China at the moment is the only country that is keeping global capitalism running, much like the US did with the Marshall Plan after the Second World War.

Dear Editor Re: No need to burn our bridges over Australia and China row Great piece Keni! You’re right, our P.M. should stay neutral on this issue and let Australia and China sort it out through diplomacy. I am grateful to both countries for their Aids and support.

Entertainment

Don Henley, left, and Glenn Frey perform on their European tour in Zurich, Switzerland.

Top-selling albums don't mean an album of the year win

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was the biggest-selling album of all time, and it was richly rewarded by the Recording Academy, earning a then-unprecedented eight trophies, including album of the year in 1984.

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Technology

Emirati officials greet each other in front of an Emirates Airbus A380 on display during the opening day of the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, is throwing Airbus a lifeline for its troubled A380 jumbo jet.

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