Lagalaga Misiluki.

Lagalaga escapes from Tagaigata Prison

A convicted burglar, Lagalaga Misiluki, escaped from Tafaigata Prison this afternoon. This is confirmed by Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapaa’u Logoitino Filipo. Lagalaga, 38, is from Fagali’i-tai and Salamumu.

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PRIME MINISTER: Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. (Inset) N.U.S. Lecturer for Media School of Journalism, Misa Vicky Lepou.

P.M. scoffs at call for Criminal Libel consultation

There was “no need for consultations” with the media prior to the passage of the Criminal Libel Act. So says Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi when he was asked for a comment as to why there was no consultation before the passage of the Act. 

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They made it to Paradise: Markus and Mathias of Austria curious to see more of the heart of the Pacific.

From the hills of Austria to the mountains of Samoa

When Mathias and Markus of Austria introduced themselves to Dear Tourist along the seawall, it was only natural that we ask after the famous town of Salzburg in Austria where it seems everyone’s childhood movie, the Sound of Music was filmed.

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World

A man is arrested during a protest against Pope Francis in Santiago, Chile.

Pope begs forgiveness for 'irreparable' harm from sex abuse

Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church's credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit.

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un holds the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee. Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then re

Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after a similar error in Hawaii.

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Sport

MANU COACH: Sir Gordon Tietjens.

Sevens progress impress C.E.O.

Samoa Rugby Union C.E.O. Faleomava’ega Vincent Fepulea’i has praised the performance of the contracted Rugby 7’s players so far after the first two legs of the Sevens Series in Dubai and Cape Town last month.

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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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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Since we spend so much of our life at our workplace, it is important to see what unhealthy conditions we can start changing to improve our daily lives on the job. Let’s complete our checkup we started yesterday.

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Convicts, law and silly excuses

The Minister of Prisons and Corrections Services, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt’s attempt to defend the indefensible on the front page of yesterday’s Samoa Observer is pathetic at best.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Complete rubbish Hahahaha PS Jeffrey you’re starting to sound like your uncle; rubbish this, rubbish that, anyone that says anything about the government is rubbished.

Re: P.M. on China I have said this many times; the only thing China wants is a vote for them in the UN. China is doing this in many countries, and they are controlling these countries like puppets.

Dear Editor Re: Petition to Parliament As the saying goes, “Nothing ventured nothing gained.” Ae malo le lafolafo ma le faasoa i lau Susuga. Attorney Iuni Sapolu represents the S.S.I.G. organization in Samoa, along with many fine residents of Samoa, ...voters if I may add. These are the brave hearts who marched, protested in rallies and are now going to PETITION the Goliath of Samoan politics for the last 30 years, to Repeal L.T.R.A. 2008, or take a hike.

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Matt Damon apologizes for comments on sexual misconduct

Matt Damon says the backlash for his comments on sexual misconduct was actually very helpful. A few weeks ago, Damon told The Associated Press and other outlets that there were varying degrees of misconduct and the punishment should reflect that.

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Technology

Huawei at a launch event for the Huawei MateBook in Beijing. A Chinese court notice says homegrown tech giant Huawei has won a patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea smartphone rival Samsung. The notice released Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 said the c

Huawei wins China patent lawsuit against rival Samsung

Chinese tech giant Huawei won a patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea smartphone rival Samsung on Thursday, according to information released by a Chinese court.

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