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When I was a child, my parents hit me with a salu. A salu is the hard part of the coconut leaf — you take away the leaf and tie them together, just like a whip. Most Samoan families had a salu around the house. It was meant to be for cleaning rubbish, but was always used for punishment whenever a...
BLUE SKY SALE IS A BUSINESS MOVE Apia, SAMOA — The sale of Bluesky Communications to Fijian-owned company Amalgamated Telecom Holding Limited, is but a business move and no matter who buys Bluesky, the Samoa Government is still a shareholder, says Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Attorney General's Office has defended their move to hire independent prosecutors in the criminal matters filed separately against Samoa’s Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil and Director of the National Prosecution Office (NPO) Mauga Precious Chang.  Fuiavailili is...
Apia, SAMOA — The United Nations Women’s Trust Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) is behind the newly established program in Samoa — “Economic Empowerment of Nofotane Women” in rural Samoa. Nofotane is the term used for women who are married into the family. In the Samoan culture these nofotane are...
TEUILA FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY KICKED OFF SUNDAY NIGHT Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s popular Teuila Festival officially kicked off last night with choral exhibitions from church choirs from all over of Samoa. According to Samoa’s Tourism Authority, the Teuila Festival established in 1991 has grown to become...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii by 442,781 square miles. Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Congresswoman Aumua Amata (American Samoa) issued the following statements: “The sweeping...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has called American Samoans “losers” for not taking up the challenge to participate in Samoa’s annual Teuila Festival fautasi race. He said in Samoan that he expected six fetus’s from Tutuila but they are all losers except for one...
Vodafone Fiji and the Fiji National Provident Fund are both ultimately expected to benefit when Amalgamated Telecom Holdings acquires Amper SA’s interests in the South Pacific. With an investment projected at $160 million, ATH understands the big risk involved, however, is confident in the...
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature's four-yearly World Conservation Congress has commenced in Hawaii. 9000 people, representatives from over 180 countries, have converged on the US state for this ten-day summit. The world's largest conservation meeting, it's running under the...
HONOLULU —More than 150 community leaders, presenters, Samoan community members, Le Fetuao teachers, students, and parents gathered for the inaugural Fono o le Gāgana Samoa (2016 Samoan Language Symposium) hosted by Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center on August 12 and 13. Featured speakers from...

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