The E.P.C. C.E.O. Tologata Tile Tuimalealiifano.

Airport lockout caused by power outage

Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) Chief Executive Officer, Tologata Tile Tuimalealiifano has cleared the air on why some passengers of Samoa Airways were locked out at the Faleolo International airport terminal. Tologata said the container truck that ran into the concrete power pole at Tuanaimato caused a power outage within the Siusega and Vaitele vicinities last week Wednesday, knocking out the power supply in the western side, including the airport. 

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Faimalotoa Kika Stowers-Ah Kau with Faumuina Tauatamaniulaita Tuaaitoa Aviata.

76-year-old advocate recognised

A 76-year-old man has been recognised for being the oldest advocate of the Nofotane Project. Faumuina Tauatamaniulaita Tuaaitoa Aviata was among the 20 star earners honoured during the closing ceremony of the Nofotane Project in front of the government building on Friday. 

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Tuatagaloa Joe Annandale, chairman of the Poutasi Development Trust and Papua New Guinean film-maker Llane Munau in Poutasi where Llane talked to the community about her work.

Use smartphones to shoot movies

Smartphone phones can now be used by Pacific Islanders to shoot movies to tell their stories, says award-winning Papua New Guinean film-maker Llane Munau.

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Christine Lagarde, right, International Monetary Fund Managing Director and Argentina Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne arrives for a press conference during the G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors in Buenos Aires.

G-20 calls for more dialogue on rising trade tensions

The world's top financial officials meeting in Argentina's capital on Sunday called for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth with one official warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further.

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Civilians rushing out of the damaged buildings after airstrikes hit a school housing a number of displaced people, in the western part of the southern Daraa province of Syria. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP, File)

Syrian White Helmets evacuated to Jordan through Israel

The Israeli military in coordination with its U.S. and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria, in a complex and first-of-a-kind operation.

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New Zealand players perform a Haka after beating England in the Rugby Sevens World Cup championship final in San Francisco, Sunday, July 22, 2018. New Zealand won 33-12. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

New Zealand men complete World Cup Sevens double for Kiwis

New Zealand winger Akuila Rokolisoa took the offload from Trael Joass and split two English defenders. Seconds later he was somersaulting over the tryline with the ball, but he might as well have been carrying the Melrose Cup.

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Gold medal winners New Zealand perform a Haka after beating France in the Women's Rugby Sevens World Cup final in San Francisco, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

New Zealand repeat as Women's Rugby World Cup champions

The Black Ferns stood shoulder to shoulder Saturday as their national anthem played and day turned to dusk by the San Francisco Bay.

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Street Talk

Public speak on vaccines controversy

The death of two one-year-old babies last Friday following their vaccination at Savai’i has led to independent investigations by authorities and galvanized debate throughout the nation. Health experts have come out defending vaccinations while urging patience until the inquiries are completed. The public was asked if they have confidence in the health system and the health of their children.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…A young woman named Cherie was telling about her childhood. Both her parents worked outside their home from the time she was a little girl. Her mother was an ambitious actress and only interested in her own career, so she spent very little time with her kids.


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Heartbreak at San Francisco

Samoa’s demise at the Sevens Rugby World Cup has once again raised the issue about the need for the officiating of these tournaments to be looked at and scrutinised a lot more carefully. If anything, judging from the way some of the games were handled on the first day of the tournament in San Francisco, there appears to be a group of these one-eyed referees who continue to demoralise teams, especially the ones outside the fat boys club’s usual circle.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Church tax issues Reverend Vavatau and C.C.C.S. Church are the last people in Samoa to be giving advice on controlling spending. Have a look at the mirror Rev. Vavatau and the E.F.K.S. and you will find the huge cost overruns on the Fale Iupeli church ballooning out from what was supposed to be $2 million to having to get a $15 million loan from the people of Samoa (via the N.P.F.) to meet the overblown costs of the church

Dear Editor, Re: Church vs Govt. The wedge that is purposely being driven to create division at the heart of Samoa is one that’ll cause “her” own downfall. Divide and conquer is plain evident and the self-righteousness of those who purport to be just and for the people are simply “acts” of foaming at the mouth and the gnashing of teeth at best.

Dear Editor, Re: Doors at the new Airport What a bunch of rubbish. What liability? Samoa and the government own this airport and should be named on this so call insurance as well as its own assurance coverage hence forward.


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'Equalizer 2' squeaks past 'Mamma Mia 2' and takes top spot

In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington's action pic "The Equalizer 2" has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again."

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Facebook has been facing increased scrutiny over how third-party firms use its data since news broke in March 2018 that data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user data. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data.

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