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DRIVER IN FATAL ACCIDENT PLEADS NOT GUILTY The driver of a vehicle, which slammed into a bus and exploded, killing an elderly man in the process has pleaded not guilty to charges against him, according to reports in the Samoa Observer. Keiji Li appeared before the Samoa Chief Justice yesterday. Li...
Apia, SAMOA — The fatal accident in Tiavi that took the life of a bus passenger could have been avoided, had the accused obeyed government rules, “if you don’t have a valid drivers license, don’t drive,” said Supreme Court Justice Mata Keli Tuatagaloa who presided over the criminal matter. Bus...
Another move is afoot in the US Congress that would give residents of the US territories, including American Samoa, the right to vote for the President of the United States in national elections held every four years. The latest action is through federal legislation, H.J. Res. 91, sponsored and...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has dismissed comments by the public that the taxing of Church Ministers is ‘double taxing’ on the working population of Samoa. His comments on the issue were aired on his radio program with SamoaFM last week, following the two-day...
Kalilimoku Hunt, an American Samoan, has created the ultimate survival guide for stay-at-home parents — a book for dads approved by moms. It started when “Kalili” decided to stay at home and go to school; he started documenting all the things his kids started doing that were making life difficult....
Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS — During the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) 21st AGM and Tradeshow 2017, held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Huawei, as an exclusive network provider for Bluesky, announced its partnership with the operator to deploy a 4.5G LTE-Advanced network solution,...
Advocate Ipu Avegalio Lefiti offered a keynote presentation at the closing ceremonies of the 15th Hawai’i International Summit: Preventing, Assessing and Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan last Thursday, in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Her workshop exploring violence and healing for victims of sexual...
Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi has confirmed negotiations between the Samoa Rugby Union and the New Zealand Rugby Union about a possible test match between Manu Samoa and the All Blacks. "The Samoa Rugby Union has made a proposal that they are now negotiating with the All...
APIA WHARF NOT CLOSING Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Government has confirmed the Apia Wharf will not close down and Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupai has confirmed this. His official statement comes after reports by media outlets in Samoa claiming that the Apia...
HONOLULU (AP) - A new leader will oversee health care for veterans in Hawaii after more than a year of the position being vacant. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Friday Jennifer Gutowski will be the director the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System. This office oversees care for nearly 130...

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