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MILESTONE IN SAMOA, DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM CHINA TO SAMOA SIGNED Apia, SAMOA — An Air Service Agreement has been signed between the Samoa Government and the Chinese Government Monday morning regarding direct flights from Beijing, China and Faleolo International Airport. Signed by the Ambassador of...
Around 3,400 years ago, humans made the intrepid journey to one of the most remote places on Earth – the islands of Oceania. How did that prehistoric population traverse such a huge expanse of ocean to colonise this region? And more importantly, where did they come from? Researchers led by Alvaro...
TODDLER BURNED TO DEATH AFTER HOUSE CAUGHT ON FIRE Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s police are investigating the death of a one-year old toddler who was burned to death when their home caught fire in Lauli’i, Samoa over the weekend. Superintendent and Police Spokesperson Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu confirmed with...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Ministry of Police is currently investigated three homicide cases and one severe traffic accident, according to the weekly Police Press Conference , with their Spokesperson, Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu saying that deaths seem to increase by the month. He said two men from Aele were...
Apia, SAMOA —The two young men who were arrested and charged in connection with being gang members in Samoa have been sentenced. Alesana Levi and Sio Lameko, who are both 18-years old were each facing one count of carrying out an unlawful assembly or being involved in a gang. The defendants pleaded...
The wide discrepancy between canned tuna finished goods and skipjack raw material prices mean Tri Marine International’s American Samoa plant is unlikely to be the last to close, sources in the sector told Undercurrent News. On Oct. 13, Tri Marine announced it will cease production at its Samoa...
Honolulu, Hawai’i  — The Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association, the state’s largest private-sector hospitality trade organization, has donated and installed 32 room air-conditioners in 16 classrooms at Jefferson Elementary School in Waikiki. Completion of this volunteer effort, dubbed “Project...
SMALL-SCALE CANNING GETS A BOOST Just as canning in American Samoa is going bust, the first regional training for small-scale tuna canning entrepreneurs in the Pacific started in Majuro. The training aims to certify prospective canners so that small domestic commercial tuna canning operations can...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Attorney General has assumed prosecutorial duties of the National Prosecution Office (NPO) following the suspension of the Acting Director of the NPPO, Mureil Lui who took over when cabinet also suspended Director of NPO, Mauga Precious Chang who is facing criminal charges in...
Apia, SAMOA — A man who appears to be in his late 30s was found floating in the sea near Levi Sale’imoa earlier this week and efforts to find this man’s family have been unsuccessful, says Superintendent and Police Spokesperson Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu who said they will reach out to the neighboring...

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