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A Samoan community in Melbourne is taking action against Miss Samoa Victoria's organizers, over allegations of fraud. The event was held on Saturday night at Melbourne's Grand Star venue. A woman by the name of Panda Vls says the pageant director, Pulotu Canada McCarthy, purposely allowed for...
  The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Schmidt, launched four major initiatives to boost the development of the Fisheries sector last week. Held at the Fisheries Wharf, the initiatives included: • Launch of Samoa’s Tuna Management and Development Plan 2017 – 2021...
A video featuring a young Samoan in Australia has shocked rugby league officials, reigniting the age vs weight competition debate. The Samoan boy plays for St Johns Eagles and is more than double the body weight of many of his rivals. In the video, it shows the young Samoan running through the...
Guam's delegate to the United States Congress is being investigated for a possible ethics violation. The House Committee on Ethics said a referral was filed with the Office of Congressional Ethics in June, and an investigation had been launched. A spokesperson for Madelleine Bordallo told the...
Better information technologies and transport infrastructure are seen as key in the Pacific to increase economic opportunities and better access to goods and services. According to the Asian Development Bank, a drop in the Pacific's growth is due to the slowdown in Papua New Guinea. ADB's Director...
A 33-year-old Romanian national has been in court in Samoa over an alleged ATM scam. Catalin Razvan Veverita, who was arrested last month, appeared in court today but the matter was adjourned for the defendant to change lawyers. The Attorney General's office is also still finalising charges. The...
The United States of America’s new Ambassador to Samoa and New Zealand, Scott Brown, has defended the decision by the United States President, Donald Trump, to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. During his first media interview in Samoa, although the new Ambassador assured about...
Samoa Police have re-opened their investigation into a case involving a missing man and an alleged plot by some village men to cover up a bizarre killing back in 2013. Two men have been questioned and are under Police custody with more arrests possible.  As of yesterday, Acting Assistant Police...
Wednesday was World Mangroves Day, and what better time than now to appreciate the contribution of this under appreciated coastal plant in our lives and ecosystems. Mangroves protect shorelines from damaging storm and hurricane winds, waves, and floods and they also help prevent erosion by...
With 70% of beef currently being imported into Samoa, there is a huge opportunity for local farmers to enter the market as commercial sellers, according to Samoa’s Minister of Agriculture, Laaulilalemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi. And with the recent and unexpected shortage of imported chicken on...

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