TALOFA AIRWAYS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Tole'afoa Jeffrey Hunter.

Talofa Airways C.E.O. clears air on fiery landing

Talofa Airways C.E.O., Toleafoa Jeffrey Hunter, has assured there was no fire on board their airline that landed at the Faleolo International Airport on Tuesday. In fact, he said the wheel brakes had overheated and caught fire when the plane landed. “There was no engine fire nor was it engine failure,” he said. 

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MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR VAISIGANO NO.1: Lopao’o Natanielu Mua.

Customary land lease a “matter of choice”

Member of Parliament for Vaisigano No. 1, Lopao’o Natanielu Mua, says the issue of customary land lease is a matter of choice for the families to make.

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President of the Returned Services Association (R.S.A.), Tuala Iosefo Ponifasio.

President of Returned Services Association raises ANZAC issues

The President of the Returned Services Association (R.S.A.), Tuala Iosefo Ponifasio, has demanded more respect towards the R.S.A. 

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World

Apple CEO Tim Cook and former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson arrive for a State Dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump meets with Apple CEO at White House to talk trade

President Donald Trump met Wednesday with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the White House to discuss trade as he engages in negotiations around the globe. Trump tweeted before the meeting that they would be "talking about many things, including how the U.S. has been treated unfairly for many years, by many countries, on trade."

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, left, walks with from left, Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Donors pledge $4.4 billion in Syria aid, short of UN needs

International donors on Wednesday pledged an estimated $4.4 billion in humanitarian aid for Syria and neighbors sheltering its refugees in 2018, falling significantly short of the more than $7 billion the United Nations is seeking.

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Sport

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea celebrates pitching a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game in Oakland. Manaea’s next start will come during the upcoming weekend series at the Houston Astros. (AP Photo/John Hefti, File)

Manaea's no-no part of impressive start to 3rd year with A's

Sean Manaea's father is from American Samoa, where he grew up playing cricket and rugby and didn't really know anything about baseball. 

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Bringing him the gold: Coach Muaava Ericson Afitu, Manager Letuala Tapusoa Fifita, Secretary Gebauer Falefitu, Doctor Ailao Liu with the members of the Samoa Boxing team.

Samoa brings home the Governor’s Cup

The Samoa Boxing team has brought home the Governor’s Cup after winning the American Samoa Flag Day 2018 Championship Boxing last weekend.

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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 Greek philosopher said that when a son behaves wrongly it is the father who should be punished, since he is the one who failed to do his job. When the wealthy man Friedrich Flick died, he had built a fortune of $1½ billion (worth much more today)! He owned 300 companies and was respected as one of the world’s smartest businessmen.

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Why we shouldn’t forget ANZAC Day

And so some people in Samoa paused once more yesterday morning to remember the A.N.Z.A.C’s. Pity that because once upon a time, it was an occasion to behold on these shores where an entire population would stop to remember.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Tofaeono says “I would never follow a weak leader who cries.” When 20 children were murdered at Newtown in a U.S. elementary school, President Obama while speaking to America on the media blinked and paused perhaps trying to fight back tears.

Dear Editor, Re: Letter that made former Head of State cry Samoa’s system is pretty much exactly the same as the British system. The Head of State in Samoa is equivalent to the Queen in the UK.

Dear Editor, Whatever the previous Head of State’s motives and the timing of his speech, one thing is clear, his views has had a significant impact on the L.T.R.A. debate. We can be cynical and describe his speech as grandstanding by somebody who is no longer constrained by the protocols of the head of state office.

Entertainment

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'Deadpool 2' is about kindness (truly)

After being stuck in development for over a decade, "Deadpool" broke box-office records and shattered preconceived notions about what an R-rated superhero movie could do when it debuted in February 2016.

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Technology

The updates that begin rolling out Thursday, April 26, are a response to complaints that the YouTube Kids app has repeatedly failed to filter out disturbing content. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

YouTube overhauls kids' app after complaints about content

YouTube is overhauling its kid-focused video app to give parents the option of letting humans, not computer algorithms, select what shows their children can watch.

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