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Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — The first lineup announcements have been made for a series of concerts in New Zealand, which aim to raise funds for the families of measles victims in Samoa. The 'I Love Samoa 2020' concerts will take place in Auckland, Wellington, and Australia's Gold Coast from the end...
RSE workers from Samoa working in Bostock orchard
Victoria, AUSTRALIA — A Samoan seasonal worker in Australia has died over the Christmas and New Year period. A source said the worker, 23, from Sa'anapu village had spent Christmas with some relatives living in Australia when he drowned. The man worked as a fruit picker in a Victoria farm. The...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways regrets to inform our customers that all flight services from today (Sunday 5th January 2020) through to Wednesday 8th January have been rescheduled due to operational reasons caused by weather related issues in Sydney, Australia. Passengers affected by the disruption to...
New Years fireworks at Sydney Opera House 2020
(AP) — Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. A look at how the world is ushering in 2020 so far: SAMOA In Samoa, New Year’s Eve was more somber...
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — Victoria has cancelled the visas of 20 gang members over the past three years in a crackdown on youth violence.  Nineteen more visas are 'under active cancellation consideration', The Australian reported.  Those who have had their visas cancelled include people with...
An action shot from the 2019 Australian Open Club Championships
Adelaide, AUSTRALIA —  The American Samoa Women’s Beach Handball Team competed in Adelaide Australia this past February, placing second to 12 Australian Club teams in the 2019 Australian Open Club Championships.  Unlike the Oceania Championships in which players must hold a passport from the...
Two members (left and right in black) of the American Samoa National Men’s Beach Handball Team
Adalaide, AUSTRALIA  — The territory’s National Handball Association, fielding its first men’s team for an international competition, beat Kiribati for the first time in an Oceania game. American Samoa also won over Cook Islands during the Australian Beach Handball match. They took 4th place in the...
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — A driver in a stolen ute who mowed down seven children and a mum waiting to cross a busy Victorian intersection has been labelled a danger to the community. Melbourne man Zhane Su'a, 22, was jailed on Friday after he pleaded guilty to 10 charges including five counts of...
 Arona Peniamina, 38, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA — A Samoan man is denying murdering his wife by allegedly stabbing her with such force the tip of the kitchen knife he used broke off in her head. Arona Peniamina, 38, is on trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court after pleading not guilty to murdering his wife Sandra at their home...
Suva FIJI — The arrival of a Chinese surveillance ship in Suva on the same day the Australian navy visited was purely a coincidence, China's ambassador to Fiji says. The Yuanwang 7, which is used to track and support Chinese Army satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles, docked near the...

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