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GUNSHOT VICTIM RECOVERING Apia, SAMOA — A 57-year-old father is slowly recovering from the gunshot wounds he sustained when a 16-year-old boy shot the man with a 357 pistol. The incident occurred in Faleatiu and the boy had since been arrested and charged. He’s scheduled to appear in the Supreme...
It looks like another Samoan will be competing in the Scripps Spelling Bee in May this year held in Washington D.C. Folau Holi who won her Spelling Bee competition in California, is an 8th grader from Fort Irwin Middle School who won the Silver Valley Unified School District Bee. Folau’s Mother is...
Apia, SAMOA — Repeat offender Daniel Vailopa has appeared in court again, this time he’s charged in connection with an attempted rape and stealing incident that occurred last year October. Sentencing in this matter, which was held last week was handed down by Supreme Court Justice Mata Tuatagaloa....
Apia, SAMOA — “He knew that the victim was particularly vulnerable because of her age and because she was a victim of sexual abuse by others, a fact that she shared with him prior to his offending. Rather than helping this child, who is a victim of a sexual abuse, he victimized her further by...
Samoa Supreme Court judge, Vui Clarence Nelson, has ruled a legal suit by Manu Samoa's former National sevens coach, Damian McGrath, must first go to mediation. Mr McGrath was seeking $US400,000 from the Samoa Rugby Union. The judge said mediation on grievances between the head coach and the union...
Last May, Samoan artist Selu Alofipo was recognized as one of ten artists chosen by the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), as a “Champion of Change” last year, May 2016, during President Obama’s Administration. Alofipo started his career as a...
A 14-year-old Samoan girl, who was born blind, made it to the Washington State Wrestling Championship this past weekend. Goddess Ma’alona-Faletogo a freshman at Thomas Jefferson High School in Auburn, Washington state had a dream to become a wrestler. She was born with a rare condition called...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Police Spokesperson, Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu has issued an apology to the Samoa Rugby Union regarding the “wrong information” that was announced during last week’s press conference, however he noted that the information was given to him by their Criminal Investigation Division (...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has joined leaders of the Pacific in expressing “deepest sadness” over the “passing of the beloved Queen Mother of Tonga, Halaevalu Mata’aho.” The Royal Palace in Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa, issued a public message on Feb. 21s announcing that “The Queen Mother peacefully...
An environmental group dedicated to ocean conservation is warning Pacific nations to be alert to the dangers of what's called trans-shipping, which it says can be used to mask illegal fishing activity. Trans-shipping means fishing boats can stay at sea for an extended period of time, in some cases...

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