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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is ready for this year’s Miss Pacific Islands Pageant where eight contestants will vie for the title that is held Miss Abigail Havora who won the first title for Papua New Guinea and who will crown this year’s winner. Samoa’s Tourism Authority (STA) says that it’s fitting that...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Ombudsman Maiava Iulai Toma has made it clear that the “Fa’asamoa does not permit husbands to beat their wives.”  He made these comments during his presentation before the media on human rights. Maiava heads the Office of the Ombudsman that was created in 1988 and in 2013 and...
SAMOA ASSURED OF USA’s CONTINUED SUPPORT Apia, SAMOA — The U.S. Charge de Affairs to Samoa, Angeline Wilinson has assured the Samoa media that the United States Government will continue supporting Samoa whoever becomes the 45th President, this was based on reports out of outlets in Samoa. The...
Apia, SAMOA — Newly appointed Acting Police Commissioner, Leiataua Fata Aviga Salale has dismissed rumors that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are leaving following an incident that occurred on Monday (Samoa Time) at the Apia Police Station during the arrest of Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon...
NO CHANGES IN VISA WAIVER FOR SAMOA, SAYS US EMBASSY Apia, SAMOA — The US Embassy in Samoa has made it clear that there are no changes to the US Visa Waiver for Samoa citizen to enter the United States. The announcement was made following an article that is being shared on social media by USA-Radio...
Apia, SAMOA — With the total population of Samoa at 187,820, a total of 89% of the men hold chiefly titles, this is according to Ministry of Women, Community and Social Developments official Mema Motusaga during her presentation before the media during a weeklong training hosted by Samoa Alliance...
Apia, SAMOA —“First days of training bring so much information that the media has been deprived of regarding women in government, women in parliament, women who are abused physically and verbally, the low percentage of women who hold chiefly titles in the villages and other issues that were never...
Pacific contributors to the soundtrack of Disney's latest animated film Moana say the music is an authentic reflection of the sound and culture of the South Pacific. Moana follows the adventures of a young Polynesian princess and navigator who is accompanied by the superhero-demigod Maui, but in...
Apia, SAMOA — “You should be ashamed of yourself,” were the words uttered by Supreme Court Justice Vui Clarence when handing down sentencing for Superintendent of Maritime Division of the Minister of Police, Tagaolo Iosefatu Wright. Vui pointed out the defendant was found guilty on three counts of...
Three of the six Honolulu police officers accused in a civil lawsuit filed by relatives of an American Samoan man who died after being arrested by the officers in downtown Honolulu in March of last year have asked a federal judge to “dismiss with prejudice” the civil case now set to go to trial on...

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