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“Let us join as worldwide Saints in doing that which is necessary to have the widow’s heart,” said Elder O. Vincent Haleck, a General Authority Seventy, during the Saturday afternoon session of general conference on Sept. 30. Elder Haleck referenced the widow who the Savior observed throw her two...
NEW QUALIFICATIONS ADDRESS SKILLS GAP IN TOURISM INDUSTRY The development of new Samoa Qualifications (SQs) in Tourism and Hospitality addresses the shortage of skilled workers and existing gaps in the tourism industry. The Samoa Qualifications Authority (SQA) will launch the new SQs in Tourism and...
A Samoan baby found abandoned last year in a south Auckland reserve is being given a proper burial by members of the community. The baby, found in Mangere, died last year on November 24, wrapped in a t-shirt with the words "Samoan Culture our pride and joy." Police and coroner efforts to locate...
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday filed a lawsuit alleging that the Government of Guam, as well as the Chamorro Land Trust Commission and its Administrative Director, have violated the federal Fair Housing Act by discriminating against non-Chamorros in the enforcement and implementation of...
The manager of a beach resort on Samoa's south coast says today was like a Sunday as her village remembered the victims of the 2009 tsunami. Litia Sini's beach fales in Lalomanu village was totally destroyed when the tsunami struck eight years ago today. 143 lives were lost to the massive wave,...
Congresswoman Amata joined a bipartisan congressional delegation of the island territories insisting on financing and assistance for disasters affecting U.S. territories that is equitable with the states, including the current disaster in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and any future...
PASSPORT INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY  As required under the Passport Act and the Public Service Act, the Immigration division of the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has begun an investigation in to allegations of a potential breach of the Passport Act. This is in relation to reports received...
RAISED FEES ‘UNFORTUNATE’  The “unfortunate” increased permit fees targeting only American Samoan born citizens entering Samoa will be addressed at the 2Samoa Talks next month in Apia.  This is according to American Samoa Attorney General, Talauega Elesalo Ale in response to Samoa Observer...
SAMOA SIGNS NUCLEAR BAN TREATY In New York for the 72 United Nations General Assembly meeting, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi on behalf of Samoa has endorsed the "Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons". “As a signatory to this historic treaty, we wanted to demonstrate...
Four police officers have been charged with assault. The charges were confirmed in a press release issued by the Samoa Police Service on is Facebook page. “Four police officers have been charged with assault early this week,” the statement reads. “The charges were the result of an internal...

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