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SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE HOLDS ROUNDTABLE Washington, DC — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Small Business Committee held a roundtable on the best ways to help veteran-owned small businesses. The discussion focused on the aftermath of the Supreme Court case Kingdomware Technologies, Inc...
For the first time, Samoa's Head of State and church pastors will have to pay income tax. Despite opposition from a handful on MPs, the country's parliament has passed the Income Tax Amendment Act. The MP for Urban West, Faumuina Wayne Fong, said it should have been a tax on the church rather than...
WHAT DESPERATION? That was the response from the Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt to claims by Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, made in Parliament last week.  According to Olo, the government is financially desperate which is why they have moved to tax the Head of State and the...
PNA MINISTERS SENDING STRONG MESSAGE FOR CONSERVATION OF TUNA RESOURCES Majuro, Marshall Islands  — Pacific tuna resource owners concluded their annual meeting Friday in the Marshall Islands by sending a strong message of their commitment to conserving and managing tuna resources, while increasing...
One more video of a fight involving three or four women in Apia has emerged. It is making rounds on social media. It is not known when the fight occurred but it appears it took place just outside the S.N.P.F Plaza on Beach Road. The video shows women being separated as they were fighting in a very...
A 22-year-old Kalihi Valley man allegedly punched and kicked his pregnant wife after she asked him for money to buy food for their 2-year-old son. Si Ufaga Moana, also known as Siufaga Moana, was charged Wednesday with abuse of a family or household member in the presence of a child younger than 14...
SAMOA POLICE INVESTIGATE CASE OF 13-YEAR-OLD WIFE Police in Samoa are investigating the circumstances surrounding a report of a 13-year-old girl who is married to an older man. The matter came to light when the girl sought police assistance after she claimed that she was assaulted by her husband....
SAMOAN PHOTOGRAPHER EXPLORES GENDER IDENTITY An emerging Samoan's photography exhibition that explores multiple strands around gender identity and mythical storytelling hopes his exhibition will get to go abroad. Pati Solomona Tyrell's work focusses on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
Majuro, MARSHALL ISLANDS) — Just days after the UN Oceans Conference in New York City called for action to protect the world’s oceans and to address over-fishing, leaders from the islands that control waters where 50 percent of the world’s skipjack tuna is caught are meeting in the Marshall Islands...
Honolulu, HAWAII — The community came out in support of the Fagaitua High School Alumni Association Hawaii (FHSAA Hawaii) Zumbathon with Yumi Kraft at Radford High School in Honolulu. The event was part of the FHSAA Annual Scholarship provided by the Hawaii chapter and awarded to a graduating...

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