Union Chief demands better results

The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.), Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i, is remaining hopeful that the Manu Samoa Sevens can turn their season around, starting this weekend in Singapore. He is also demanding a better performance from the team following their disappointing outing in Hong and the Gold Coast. 

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Taking it back to Kua: The Kua Chefs from left: Ugapo Uaealesi Tutunoa, Chef Anania Tavita Betham and Chef John.

Kua Chefs showcase Samoan cuisine in Australia

Prospect, Australia will be getting a triple dose of Polynesian flavour at an event in June featuring three very popular Samoan chefs. Our very own local celebrity chef, Kopelan Tuulame,  also known as Chef John, has joined forces with Ugapo Uaealesi Tutunoa (Savage Samoan Chef) and Chef Anania Tavita Betham (owner of Pappas Nuthouse cafe) of Sydney to form “the Kua Chefs”.

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WINNERS OF THE TV3 CHEER FOR JOSEPH PARKER CAMPAIGN: Don Bosco students meet the former World Champ, Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker.

Students meet their champ

It was an opportunity of a lifetime for Team Leader Joseph Iosefo and representative students of Don Bosco Alafua to meet the former World Champion, Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker. 

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World

The sun sets as seen from the Anzac Cove beach in Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, the night before Anzac Day commemoration events. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Australians commemorate 103rd anniversary of Turkish battle

Thousands of Australians have gathered at pre-dawn services around the country to commemorate the moment when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops waded ashore at the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey 103 years ago in their first major battle of World War I.

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As citizens of a small and isolated nation, New Zealanders often seek validation from abroad. By that measure, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned triumphant this week from a trip to Europe. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via AP, File)

New Zealand leader triumphs abroad, faces pressures at home

As citizens of a small and isolated nation, New Zealanders often seek validation from abroad. By that measure, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned triumphant this week from a trip to Europe.

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Sport

Lauititi Lui on the mend

Samoa’s super heavy weight weightlifter, Lauititi Lui, is currently in rehab. Lui won silver at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, where he also sustained a knee injury. 

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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 file photo, South Africa's Bryan Habana, center, and teammates wave after receiving their medals after winning their bronze medal Rugby World Cup match against South Africa at the Olympic Stadium, London. Bryan Habana,

Habana, World Cup winner & Springbok record-holder, retiring

Bryan Habana, the lightning-fast South Africa wing and World Cup winner with an insatiable hunger for scoring tries — a record 67 for the Springboks — announced Tuesday he will retire from rugby at the end of the season.

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Street Talk

Public oppose new chicken tax

The recent passing of the Customs and Tariff Bill in Parliament means new tariff rates will be imposed on all imported chicken. This is a grave concern given that chicken is one of the most affordable meat for families living below the poverty line and middle income earners. Taxing such goods is no doubt a burden on these families because a decent meal every day is now being robbed from them with price increase. Our reporter, Ulimasao Fata asked the public on their opinion on Government’s move to tax imported frozen chicken. This is what they said:

Eseta Faasao, 42

Falelauniu

Lui Mareko, 34

Faleula

Vaine’a Faatafe, 65

Nu’u

Waldell Brown, 58

Leauva’a-Uta

Lima Salatielu, 38

Toamua

Think a Minute

Think a minute…A man was cleaning his car with a special brush when a little girl watching him said, “My daddy has a special brush like that to clean his car too.” The man responded, “What kind of car does your daddy have?”

Editorial

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Mana’s legacy of strength, courage and advocacy

The passing of Manamea Apelu-Schwalger on Sunday was a tremendously sad moment for this nation. It was especially sad for her family, close friends, the Samoa Cancer Society and cancer patients – here and abroad - who had looked up to her as a role model since she stood up to become the face of the battle against this deadly sickness.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, When we have people mentioned in the Constitution to establish Acts and set up rules of laws and procedures according to the truth in the Constitution but they have something else in mind completely different from the truth in the Constitution to form a new basis of our rules of law and a new constitution of our country, then that means, we are dealing with a major problem with our Constitution in our Parliament and our government.

Re: The letter than made a former Head of State cry I respond in sincerest respect and honor that once we did have a Samoa that was in communication with each other and Trust never failed. After reading this letter it too has brought tears to my eyes.

Re: Village hire, Govt. fires Wrong Term - isn’t it more appropriate for all villages to change this term “pulenu’u” that refers to the Govt employee in the village, to a more appropriate term such as, “so’o’upu a le nu’u”?

Entertainment

This image released by Marvel Studios shows, from left, Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Dave Bautista, Chris Pratt and Pom Klementieff in a scene from

'Infinity War' caps a decade of success for Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige talks about his job like a fan who's just lucky to be there.

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Technology

The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Ex-Yahoo paying $35M to settle SEC charges over 2014 hack

The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history.

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