W.I.B.D.I. celebrates significant milestone

Twenty six years ago, was when the founding members of Women in Business officially became a Non-Governmental Organisation. The idea of having a significant space for a processing facility was just a mere thought, an out of reach dream.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Some of the 22 scholarship students, bound for China pictured with (fourth from left), Tagaloa Sharon Potoi Aiafi, H.E. Ambassador Wang Xuefeng and Madame Tong Xin.

Students awarded scholarships in China

The Chinese Embassy hosted a farewell reception for 22 students who have been awarded scholarships to study in China. Samoa’s Chinese Ambassador, H.E. Wang Xuefeng congratulated all the students who are making the journey to China to further their studies in universities in various cities.

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Senior reporter, a Fellow at the Dart Centre for Journalism

Samoa’s National 2AP Radio Senior Reporter, Meritiana Oti, has been awarded an international fellowship from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. 

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Far-right extremists gather to commemorate the death of Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, in Berlin's western district  of Spandau, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.

Counter-protesters block neo-Nazi march to Berlin prison

Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.

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FILE- In this Aug. 16. 2017, file photo, a South Korean soldier watches the north side at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea.

Estimates of North Korea's nuclear weapons hard to nail down

The U.S. intelligence agencies' assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder for the United States to develop a policy for deterrence and defend itself and allies in the region.

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Team Caprtains of the Tornadoes and Chiefs Rugby Teams.

Chiefs continues to secure top spot

Chiefs’ are continuing their undefeated run for Super 9 Rugby Championships after defeating Southern Tornadoes yesterday on a crucial tight game 26-25 at fulltime.

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New Zealand's Damian McKenzie, second left, splits the Australian defence of Israel Folau, left, and Will Genia during their rugby union test match in Sydney, Saturday Aug. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Rugby Championship: 8 tries for NZ in 54-34 win v Australia

Before kickoff in Sydney, there was a sense New Zealand could be run close by Australia in the Rugby Championship opener.

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Street Talk

Miss Samoa Pageants: Love them or hate them?

The Miss Samoa Pageant is billed as an event much more than simply a parade of physical attractiveness. There is a strong emphasis on confidence, culture, individual talent and general knowledge. Lizzy Hunt asked people to share their opinions about the pageant:

Luna Gautolu, 16


Sione Mika, 19


Noa Tavita, 24


Hanievan Dulnuan, 33


Liotofa Peii, 22


Wilson Mataeliga, 21


Think a Minute

Think a minute…Do you wish you were somewhere else right now? At the beach? Away on a nice holiday? At Disneyland? Many of us spend a lot of our time wishing we were somewhere else.


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“My blood has been spilt for Samoa. I am proud to give it” - Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III

The biography of Samoa’s freedom fighter, protagonist, patriot and successful entrepreneur, Ta’isi O.F. Nelson, is without a doubt a work of dedication and love. Titled Tautai, Samoa, World History and the Life of Ta’isi O.F. Nelson, it was researched and written by Patrician O’Brien, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of History, at the Australian National University.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Sorry PM, You Are Wrong With due respect to you Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, your comment on blaming the media for reporting incest and rape in Samoa is wrong.

Dear Editor Re: Hypocrisy at its best This is an embarrassment for our small Island Nation. We claim to be a Christian Faith Based Nation but we discriminate against others?

Dear Editor Re: Hypocrisy at its best Will banning “Asian” businesses in selected areas in Samoa actually help those consumers who rely on competitively priced goods that these businesses offer?


In this Wednesday, June 25, 2008 file photo, actor Sonny Landham gestures during a news conference to announce his candidacy for the U. S. Senate as the Libertarian Party challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Frankfort, Ky.

'Predator' actor Sonny Landham dead at 76

Sonny Landham, the muscular action-movie actor who co-starred in "Predator" and "48 Hrs," has died. He was 76.

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Facebook bans white nationalist's accounts over hate speech

Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence.

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