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TALOFA AIRWAYS REVEALS NEW TONGA SCHEDULE Talofa Airways will begin its new Tonga service with four flights per week — 2 from Samoa on Monday and Friday (Tuesday and Saturday in Samoa) and 2 from American Samoa on Sunday and Thursday (Monday and Friday in Samoa) — and tickets are now available for...
The Police spokesperson, Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu, has cautioned members of the public against spreading vicious rumors and lies, saying they need to be sensitive about people’s feelings. The caution was issued yesterday when the Sunday Samoan contacted him for a comment about reports that a New...
A delay in the submission by the Samoa prosecution has forced the Court to reschedule the sentencing of two Chinese men who have been convicted of stealing more than $70,000 from the A.T.M machines of the Bank of South Pacific. Yang Quigreen and Zhong Shuiming, who are under police custody, are...
An indigenous Hawaiian senator has welcomed a bill drafted earlier this year to enable Hawai'i to sign up to the Paris climate change accord has now become law. Hawai'i is the first state in the United States to enact legislation to allow it to implement parts of an agreement to reduce carbon...
A businessman in the Northern Marianas has admitted involvement in a large-scale birth tourism business on Saipan. Richard Peng reached a plea agreement with the prosecution and told them his former business partner had made his property on the island available specifically to house pregnant...
It’s official. Samoa is now a Christian state. The bill to make this happen, the Constitutional Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2017, was passed in Parliament last week when all members of Parliament voted in favour of it. But any suggestion the new law would endanger freedom of religion in Samoa has been...
TARO IMPORTS FROM SAMOA SUSPENDED Despite the assurance from the Samoa Ministry of Agriculture that the nation has nothing to worry about in terms of a new unknown virus found in taro in some parts of Upolu, American Samoa is not convinced. And to show it, the American Samoa Department of...
Samoa's Ministry of Revenue proposal for the head of state and church ministers serving in villages to pay tax has been given the approval of cabinet. The Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, said the taxes would be effective in the new financial year, starting next month. The two main...
Blues chief executive Michael Redman has laid the blame for expensive ticket prices to Samoa's first Super Rugby game at the feet of the small Apia venue and lack of collective revenue streams. The Blues' 34-29 win over the Reds last Friday was billed as a historic event with Apia Park hosting its...
A retired Supreme Court judge in Samoa, Lesatele Rapi Va'ai, will chair a Commission of Inquiry investigating three police officers. The inquiry's terms of reference will investigate suspended assistant police commissioner Mulinuu Samoa Mulinuu,and the former police inspector, Luatimu Samau, on...

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