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Thai Union Group, the owner of the Chicken of the Sea US shelf stable seafood brand, confirmed it’s US division is the whistleblower in the probe of price fixing in the tuna sector from the country’s Department of Justice (DOJ). In a Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) notice, Thai Union said it would...
A man found guilty of raping his girlfriend’s younger sister has been jailed for four years and eight months. The name of the victim and details that could lead to her identification have been suppressed by Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren. Fatumanavaupolu Ofisa Tagaloa appeared on behalf of...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is not overly concerned about being ruthlessly attacked online. With Samoa embracing the age of fast internet technology, he knows the transition will bring many benefits, as well as many challenges.  Such challenges include anonymous online bloggers...
AMATA RELEASES STATEMENT ON STARKIST Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 - Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a statement on the news that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced an agreement with StarKist Co. and its...
A large crowd gathered at Tuanaimato to witness the crowning of Alexandra Iakopo as the new Miss Samoa. The 23-year-old from Sapapali’i, Fusi Safotulafai and Moamoa overcame the challenge from eight other contestants to walk away with the title. Ms. Iakopo is the second youngest in a family of...
PACIFIC TO BAN NORTH KOREAN FISHING BOATS Pacific Islands Forum countries say they'll work to ban North Korean fishing vessels from their waters. North Korea has tested nuclear warheads and threatened the United States Pacific territory of Guam in recent weeks, which the forum countries have...
Your new Miss Samoa is Alexandra Iakopo. The 23-year-old from Sapapali’i, Fusi Safotulafai and Moamoa was crowned during the finale of the McDonald’s Miss Samoa Pageant at Gym 1 last night.  She takes over from former Miss Samoa, Pricilla Olano. The crowning capped off an amazing run by the Miss...
Dongwon Enterprise chairman Jae-chul Kim, a legend in the tuna sector, directly controlled US subsidiary and tuna brand Starkist Co during the years of the alleged price-fixing conspiracy, a new wave of class-action lawsuits against the big players in the sector claim. Two lawsuits filed on Aug. 29...
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has requested a federal government entity to consult appropriate agencies in the US territories - including American Samoa - when conducting a status review of giant clam species. Earlier this year in June, the US National Marine Fisheries...
Regional areas could see an influx of Pacific Islanders after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull signed a deal at the 48th Pacific Island Leaders forum in Samoa. The prime minister was greeted at the airport in the capital of Apia by the Samoan deputy prime minister on Friday morning before being...

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