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Homosexuality may be illegal in Samoa, but the annual transgender beauty pageant is a mainstay of the island nation's social calendar. Miss Fa'afafine takes its name from the Samoan word for the society's "third gender", which literally translates to "in the style of" (fa'a) "woman" (fafine)....
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Government set a milestone in Apia with the opening of Samoa’s first, state-of-the-art, pharmaceutical warehouse which was officially opened this past week by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. The warehouse is located behind the offices of the Ministry of Health...
At a time when the Lolo Administration has requested Fiji Airways to look into operating weekly flights between Fiji and American Samoa, a joint application was filed yesterday (Thursday) by the US based American Airlines and Fiji’s national carrier, Fiji Air, with the US Transportation Department...
MISS SAMOA PAGEANT Apia, SAMOA — Always one of the highlights of Samoa’s annual Teuila festival, the Miss Samoa Pageant will be coordinated this year by Samoa Events Inc. after the organization was awarded a three-year contract for the annual pageant. Chairperson Laeimau...
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Traditional Samoan dancers will showcase their culture and their polytechnic across Australia during September, and Sunbury’s Salesian College is on their itinerary. A troupe of 45 students from Don Bosco Technical Centre in Alafua, Samoa will perform at a siva community concert hosted by Salesian...
The US Department of the Navy said it's in compliance with the Endangered Species Act with regards to its activities over the Mariana Islands Training and Testing program (MITT). The Navy asserted its compliance after it received criticism from local and national groups over an alleged failure to...
The Northern Marianas must pay more than $US 100,000 dollars in legal fees and expenses to a US Navy veteran David Radich and his wife, Li-Rong. This comes after the CNMI lost a court challenge to its 40-year handgun law . Last month, the US District Court for the CNMI Chief Judge Ramona Manglona...
Samoa's police minister has denied allegations of bribery brought against him in a private prosecution. The case against Sala Fata Pinati was brought by Sala Malautea Iose McCarthy, who lost to the minister in the Gaga'emauga electorate in this year's election. The minister is accused of...
Sheep Shawl
Visitors to Holton’s Town Square on Saturday, Oct. 11, will have the opportunity to view the process of turning alpaca fiber into an article of clothing — or from “Sheep to Shawl,” as the process is known.   Sarah DeVader of Sarah’s En­chanted Cottage on the west side of the Square is putting the “...
This year, business interest in the Upstate has the potential to exceed previous years. Year-to-date 53 companies have visitedthe Upstate area with project interests, according Clay Andrews, director of investor and public relations manager at Upstate S.C. Alliance. “I think Greer is sort of right...

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