Centenary of Nursing in Samoa celebrated

At Beach Road yesterday morning, the Police Band led a parade of some 400 registered nurses as well as students studying at the Faculty of Health Science. The occasion was to commemorate 100 years of service of the Samoa Nurses Association Incorporated.

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ROMANTIC DESTINATION: Angela and Hayden Buckley.

No better place than Samoa

What better place to spend your honeymoon than on the beautiful sandy beaches of Samoa? Here are Mr. and Mrs. Buckley, the newly-wed couple from New Zealand.

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LIFE ISN’T EASY: Ana Vaiolo during an interview with the Village Voice team yesterday

Mother pleads for help

Crying isn’t a sign of weakness but a sign of having tried hard to be strong and having the courage to carry on. That’s how a mother of three from Lealali’i, Ana Vaiolo, expressed her feelings when approached by the Village Voice team yesterday.

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Relatives of missing submarine crew member Celso Oscar Vallejo, react to the news that a sound detected during the search for the ARA San Juan submarine is consistent with that of an explosion, at the Mar de Plata Naval Base in Argentina.

Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely 'explosion'

An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country's navy reported Thursday, prompting relatives of the vessel's 44 crew members to burst into tears and some to say they had lost hope of a rescue.

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This image provided by Refugee Action Coalition shows police entering the immigration camp on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp

Papua New Guinea authorities said Friday they had relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a closed immigration camp for fear they would face violence in the alternative accommodations.

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Warren Gatland.

Gatland: All Blacks are not vulnerable

Warren Gatland, the former New Zealand hooker who coaches Wales, doesn't believe the All Blacks are ever vulnerable.

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Australia's head coach Michael Cheika.

Cheika avoids sanction for outburst during England-Australia

Australia rugby coach Michael Cheika will not be sanctioned for his conduct and comments during his team's loss to England at Twickenham.

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Street Talk

Head of State or Governor General?

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government has moved to amend the Constitution once more in relation to the position of the Head of State. But the change has given rise to suggestions that since anyone is now eligible to become the Head of State, is it not time to consider changing the title from Head of State to Governor General. What do you think? Ioana Tupa’i asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

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Asafo Keti

Salani Falealili

Ene Taliaoa


Foutanu Maiai


Lemanaia Simone


Michael Tamanikaiyoroi


Talimalama Tenari

Salesātele Falealili

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Thomas Edison is one of history’s greatest inventors with more than 1,000 inventions and patents to his name. It is interesting that he gives much of the credit to his mother.


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“It’s like using a thief to catch a thief,” reveals the thief hunter, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

Let’s face it. A lot has been said about the invisible chap called Ole Palemia - none of which is endearing to the ears of those he’s been teasing from wherever he’s hiding anyway - and yet it seems as if he’s just biding his time as he’s waiting patiently for the right moment when he knows, it’s safe to strike again and again.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: M.P. queries Govt. over state of passport investigation “We shouldn’t think about only Samoa’s safety, as overseas people are using Samoa’s passport as a gateway to other big countries like Europe,”said Olo Fiti.”

Dear Editor Re: Samoa Airways $4.8b insurance cover revealed You know how con artists prey on their victims, they use their wives, kids and family as selling points. I hope this is not what Seiuli is trying to do here.

Dear Editor Re: Such fantastic fun up at the ‘technically bankrupt’ Samoa Rugby Union The Rugby Migraine Infecting Both Codes. The Samoa Rugby Union and their money woes are just as painful a migraine as the Rugby League Samoa and their disastrous record at this year’s World Cup. Both codes are in fast free-fall to see who hit’s rock bottom first.


Jazz singer Jon Hendricks talks about his career in jazz at his home in Toledo, Ohio, Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the “vocalese” singing style in which words were added to inst

Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96

Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the "vocalese" singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, has died. He was 96.

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Employees of the Competence Call Center (CCC) work for the Facebook Community Operations Team in Essen, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. About 500 people control and delete facebook content if it does not apply the facebook standards in the new center in

Facebook opens 2nd office combating hate speech in Germany

Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech.

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