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Apia SAMOA — Supreme Court Justice, Lesatele Rapi Va’ai has dismissed the criminal charges against Samoa’s Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil. The Commissioner was facing charges, which included making a false statement, perjury, unlawful detaining and misconduct in a public place.  This was...
SEASONAL WORKERS MEET WITH PM Apia, SAMOA — “We take zero tolerance against those who break agreements,” was the message from Principal Officer of Regional Seasonal Employment (RSE), Fitu Fuimaono during a meeting between the RSE and the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi regarding the...
MAN WHO STOLE HALF A MILLION TALA IS APPREHENDED   Apia, SAMOA — Nearly a year since the suspect in a theft case to the tune of half a million tala fled Samoa, the New Zealand Police informed the Samoa Police that they have the suspect in custody. The man who is now behind bars allegedly stole $500...
A 44-year-old Samoan woman, Rosita Afele, has conquered the world’s tallest mountain after 14 days of living on the edge. The Melbourne-based daughter of Fuimaono Savili Afele and Tima Afele from Lefagaoali’i Savai’i, Falealili and Lotofaga Safata, is absolutely elated about conquering Mount...
Of all of the delegations at the Republican National Convention, only one introduced ITSELF to the rest of America: American Samoa, an often-overlooked collection of islands in the South Pacific which has been a U.S. territory since 1900. And yet, a lot of people, says Pua Tuaua, “have no idea...
The Honolulu Aloha Aina Warriors, along with members of 350.org Hawaii, the local Sierra Club, and several other indigenous organizations, turned out in force on Wednesday, November 2 in Hawaii to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline project—now referred to as DAPL— which is underway in North and...
“Celebrating American Samoa,” a fundraiser set for this Saturday, Nov. 5, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in Dalles, Ore. is a cultural showcase put on by local students hoping to visit American Samoa next spring. The night will feature traditional Samoan food and...
Apia, SAMOA — A senior police officer who took a revolver home that belonged to the Ministry of Police was fined, after his wife reported him to the police, when she found out he was having an affair.  Samoa News is withholding the name of the defendant to protect the identity of the victim as this...
Courses will be offered at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Australian Pacific Technical College (APTC) and the National University of Samoa (NUS) for more than 700 Yazaki employees to prepare them for future job opportunities after their current employer Yazaki EDS Samoa shuts down next...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i is calling on current Blue Sky Samoa employees “to put your faith in the hands of God, not in the hands of people at Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH). At the same time he made it clear that the word...

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