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Today In History: 6 Feb 1996 The Crash of Birgenair Flight 301

On February 6, 1996, the 757-200 operating the route crashed shortly after take-off from Puerto Plata’s Gregorio Luperón International Airport. All 189 people on board died. The cause was pilot error after receiving incorrect airspeed information from one of the pitot tubes, which investigators believe was blocked by a wasp nest built inside it. The […]

Train the Trainer for Community Leaders to Combat Gender-Based Violence

The Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG) is starting March with the roll out of the Train the Trainer Workshops for the Group’s Psychosocial Team as well as the Facilitators of the Offenders Program. The capacity building sessions are part of the SVSG and the British High Commission’s partnership approach to addressing gender based violence in […]

“Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning”

David experienced as many ups and downs, triumphs and sorrows as anyone in life. As a shepherd, giant-slayer, folk hero, warrior, fugitive, exile, father, and king, he had seen it all and was certainly no stranger to the unexpected and unpredictable nature of life. But in everything, David, who is referred to in the Bible […]

Samoa Tag: Shakers Win First Leg of 2023 One Day Tournament Series

The Shakers Club have taken out both the men’s and mixed divisions of the first leg of Samoa Tag Association’s One Day Tournament Series of 2023. In the Men’s Division, Shakers won gold while the Warriors placed second while in the Mix Division, Shakers secured gold over the Cruisers. Postponed due to bad weather from last […]

15 Bible Verses to Encourage You as we begin another Month of our 2023 Journey

We thank our Father in Heaven for His guidance over our journey so far this year. We are grateful for this first Sunday of March. We pray the following Bible verses will encourage you and remind you of the hope we have in our Lord Jesus Christ. John 16:33 “In the world you will have […]

Alex Murdaugh Verdict: Lawyer Guilty of Killing Wife and Son

By Kayla Epstein in Walterboro, South Carolina & Jude Sheerin in Washington, BBC News. A disgraced South Carolina lawyer has been found guilty of murdering his wife and son to distract from his multi-million dollar financial crimes. The jury deliberated for less than three hours before finding Alex Murdaugh, 54, guilty of two counts of […]

Anthony Seuseu Appointed New CEO of Digicel Samoa

A proven leader in the business, Anthony Seuseu, of Samoan descent, has been the CEO of Digicel Tonga for the past three-and-half years and has played a key role in driving Digicel’s operational strategy. His superb leadership and wealth of experience have been instrumental in rehabilitating the Tonga market through the COVID-19 pandemic and after […]

HSBC Canada Sevens Set for Historic Weekend

Friday 3rd March 2023, Vancouver Canada. The HSBC Canada Sevens gets underway this weekend 3-5 March, marking the 200th men’s tournament in HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series history. The 28 captains gathered on Wednesday on the traditional territory of Tsleil-Waututh Nation ahead of the highly anticipated HSBC Canada Sevens, the sixth of 11 tournaments this […]

M&S: Store Sorry for Displaying Poisonous Daffodils Alongside Veg

By Sean Seddon, BBC News Marks & Spencer has apologised after displaying daffodils alongside spring onions in one of its stores. The flowers, which can be poisonous if eaten, were displayed in the fruit and veg aisle under a “seasonal favourites” banner. Botanist and presenter James Wong drew attention to the display on Twitter, warning […]

Today In History: 2 March 1657 Great Fire of Meireki In Edo,Tokyo

On this day March 2 A huge conflagration killed more than 100,000 people, burned part of Edo Castle, and destroyed more than 350 shrines and temples. In the fire’s aftermath, greater official attention was paid to urban planning, fire prevention, and firefighting techniques. Summary of Event Edo was established in 1457, when the warlordŌta Dōkan […]