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PM Tuilaepa made quite an impression on his recent visit to Fiji by wandering around the Suva market like an ordinary citizen, chatting up the vendors and showing his human side.

The Fiji media picked up on the uncharacteristic activities for a prominent political leader and made him a people’s champion.

The report did not say whether Bainimarama take similar walks in a busy public place in the Fijian capital.

The matter on the EFKS church ministers paying taxes will not be discussed until the 2020 Annual Conference.

Condolences to all the fans of GOT’s, Daenarys Targaryen, in their moment of sorry and grief. 

Jon Snow did the right thing. The woman was going mad like her dad. Her dragon would have wasted the whole of Westeros.

If you want a villain, it’s that little Lannister fella with the dwarf body and the big brains.  He’s the one who talked Jon Snow into plunging the killing dagger into the heart of his beloved Mother of the Dragons.

The EFKS Church is forced to write off $4.3m tala on the cost to renovations initially carried out from 2013 to 2016 on the Ioane Viliamu 6-storey building, Tamaligi.
The panel of five assessors, two women and three men, presiding in the attempted murder trial of prominent farmer Peter Tulaga, 38, have found him guilty as charged.

Politics

New political party , Samoa First, will get rid of bad laws and chase the Chinese out of Samoa if they should take power in Parliament.

The independence flag raising returns this year to its traditional home at the Tiafau Malae, Mulinu’u.

The celebrations shifted to other locations when Parliament moved out of Mulinu’u.

Crime

Samoa has the highest ranking in Pacific Island Schools of 3 in 4 students aged 13-15, with experience in peer violence or bullying, according to a newly released UNICEF Report.

The container of personal effects where grenades were found in a Salelologa freight company compound, is shipped back to Apia today for a thorough inspection by Customs.

Newsline Samoa can also confirm from top Government officials that a box of grenades was found during a routine customs inspection of the container.

The oldest sister of 20-year-old Miracle Iva Aileone, is mourning the loss of her little brother, who was allegedly beaten to death on the evening of Easter Sunday in Fasitoo Uta.

Pelenatete Senio, 37, said it’s hard to forget her brother, the fourth of seven siblings, and a funny yet obedient young man whose fulltime job was to care for his parents.

The hearing for a prominent farmer charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a woman in the face with a 12 gauge shot gun, has been set for mid May, 2019.
Prosecutors in the murder case against Kolani Junior Lam say there is evidence that the defendant consumed marijuana on the night he allegedly murdered his wife the late Sa’u Justina Sa’u.
​​​​​​​An uncle facing a charge of indecent act against a child under the age of 12 seeks to vacate his guilty plea.

Local

Good news for the members of the Bananas Farmers Association in that the door is still open for them to export but  they must follow the production manual.

The production will help to improve the planting and caring of the bananas trees.

Head of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is not wasting his time reacting to criticisms raised about the service inside the social media.

CEO Ulu Bismarck Crawley, assured that he will repond only to issues raised by the formal media.

The daily Samoa Observer newspaper was questioned in the Supreme Court on Friday about its vetting practices for publishing Letters to the Editor (LTE).

Lifestyle

USHERS: Missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from around the world and called to serve in Samoa, will usher attendees of the two-hour devotional hosted by LDS President Russell M. Nelson Saturday evening. Maiava Vi’iga Fuimaono briefs the Missionaries on Friday at Pesega field, where the devotional takes place.

Owner Taimalelagi Fiti Aimaasu, is an independent tour operator who gives every tour a personal touch and treats every tour as a personal experience.

A Catholic nun of the Order of Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, SMSM, yesterday celebrated a landmark service achievement in Holy Mass.

SMSM nuns, family members and friends both local and overseas, joined Sister Selina Tuilagi, in the celebration of her Silver Jubilee of her calling.

Sister Tuilagi paid particular tribute to her parents who nurtured her spiritual life and made it possible to serve in the work of the Lord as a nun.

Sports

The Samoa Weightlifting Federation after the completion of the team doing a 2 week training camp in Kunming (China) early this month together with the Chinese National Weightlifting Team, have now selected its elite squad to camp and prepare for the Pacific Games in Apia this year.
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