“Savai’i will definitely have an exciting new look to its town, probably by the next general election.” - Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

Development plans for Savai’i ... by the next election

“Savai’i will definitely have an exciting new look to its town, probably by the next general election.” - Prime Minister Tuilaepa

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LOOKING BACK: Venise and Chrissy when she was three years old.

Chrissy plans surprise visit to Venise

A young lady from America, Chrissy Mueller has opened up about how excited she is to have located her Samoan friend, Venise.

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AT A STANDSTILL: The Tobacco Factory at Falelauniu.

No updates on factory opening

Plans to open the new tobacco factory at Falelauniu are still on hold.

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World

Pope Francis shares light moment during his historic visit to the Anglican Church of All Saints in Rome, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

Francis becomes 1st pope to visit an Anglican church in Rome

Pope Francis on Sunday became the first Catholic pontiff to visit an Anglican parish in Rome, using the historic occasion to press for greater closeness after centuries of mistrust, prejudices and hostility between the two churches.

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Egyptian Christian Ezzat Yaacoub Ishak, who fled el-Arish in northern Sinai two days ago due to fighting, sits in his newly rented apartment, in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt.

Egyptian Christians fearing terror flee Sinai for 4th day

Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State group militants fled the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day on Sunday, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds packing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority.

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Sport

Former All Black lock Ali Williams and former Australia back James O'Connor have been released from jail

Rugby stars Williams and O'Connor released from jail

Former All Black lock Ali Williams and former Australia back James O'Connor have been released from jail after they were arrested while allegedly buying cocaine during a night out in Paris.

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Italy head coach Conor O'Shea appears dejected after his side lost the Six Nations rugby union match between England and Italy at Twickenham stadium in London.

Just not rugby: Italy's tactics anger England in Six Nations

England coach Eddie Jones accused Italy of using a game plan against the spirit of rugby during a Six Nations match on Sunday, comparing the tactics to an Australian cricketer who famously bowled underarm and along the ground to avoid conceding a six.

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Street Talk

Ele deserves money from Samoa

Samoa’s Olympic medalist, Ele Opeloge, is unlikely to earn a lot of money – if any – from the government for her efforts. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s insists the government only awards monetary gifts to Olympic gold medal winners.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…On this journey called life, do you sometimes feel like just pulling over and parking? You feel like you’ve done enough, worked enough, and learned enough.

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Pride in Ele

While brainstorming sessions are no doubt a more focused and recognised way of coming up with ideas, there’s a lot to be said for casual, meandering conversations over coffee as well.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Aura of reality on the wall I would say, as an extended-tourist who spent six months in Samoa, there are plenty of amazing, life-altering things to do in Samoa, yet little-to-no adequate marketing / advertising [at a Global standard] of viable options to tourists, from those who fly in to those who dock for a day.

Dear Editor Re: The man of the moment, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi! With all due respect, it may be a case of accepting the failure of democracy in Samoa, in favour of a system that is not quite a dictatorship but an autocracy based on our own traditional model of the role and attainment of influence, through titles and property and the political power therein.

Dear Editor, Re: I’m worried about Siumu What a load of rubbish from this man Tofaeono Joe Hollywood Tino’ai. The foreign investors have nothing to do with scholarships or immigration.

Entertainment

In this May 31, 2015, file photo, Bill Paxton arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Family representative says actor Bill Paxton has died

Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

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Technology

Attendees check the new re-launched Nokia 3310 phone, during a Nokia presentation ahead of Monday's opening of the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain.

Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead

Samsung's product showcase Sunday is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone.

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