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Assistant Police Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Police are concerned at the rise of domestic violence in the last three years. Assistant Police Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo was talking following the death of a mother of six, allegedly at the hands of her husband this past week. Auapa'au said the woman — between 30...
Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — A former cabinet minister in Samoa has called on former prime minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and other opposition party leaders to "hang up their boxing gloves", following the HRPP's crushing electoral defeats. The former Minister for Education Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti...
Motootua National Hospital
Apia, SAMOA— 34 year old man from Tulaele, Edward Ulberg, has been taken into police custody and charged with murder for allegedly causing the death of his pregnant wife and their unborn child. Deputy Police Commissioner Auapaau Logoitino Filipo said they were alerted just after 9am Wednesday...
Vui Clarence Nelson
Apia, SAMOA — Vui Clarence Nelson was elevated to the Supreme Court in 2006. He was first appointed as a Judge to the District Court in 2000. The swearing in ceremony will be held at Vailele, the residence of the Head of State, his Highness Tuinalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvai II. A graduate of St...
Faleomavaega Titimaea Tafua, Maiava Fuimaono Tito Asafo, Laumatiamanu Ringo Purcell and Tagaloatele Pasi Poloa.
Apia, SAMOA — The FAST Party is ahead by four out of six seats in last night’s by-election provisional results. Former Manu Samoa Coach, Faleomavaega Titimaea Tafua polled 1026 votes ahead of HRPP woman candidate Faagasealii Sapoa Feagiai with 594 votes in the Aleipata Itupa i Lalo constituency. At...
Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio
Apia, SAMOA — The FAST party in Samoa has secured four of the six seats from the Friday by-elections, increasing its numbers in the House to 31 representatives. Following the preliminary counting on Friday night, only Sagaga 2 and A'ana Alofi 2 had been retained by the Human Rights Protection Party...
 The Vaisigano River in Apia
Apia, SAMOA — The United Nations has glaring problems in Samoa where the government is calling for the UN's role in the country to be reviewed. The most pressing immediate problem concerns the UN Resident Co-ordinator in Samoa, Simona Marinescu, and the local government's allegation that she has...
Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva
Suva, FIJI — A three-month-old baby has died of Covid-19 in Fiji. The infant's death brings the country's death toll from the virus to 695. n its latest update on 19 November, the government also confirmed 10 new cases, taking the number of active cases to 333. By August, it was thought about 10...
Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa has clarified that her Government will not change the laws only to satisfy some of the recommendations by the United Nation’s recent Human Rights Report. Some of the fundamental rights central to the UN report included rights to abortion, same sex...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is looking to build a Silicon Valley type Technology and Innovation Park facility so it can be the information and communications technology hub for the Pacific region. Discussions and consultations on the project began in Apia this past week. The Samoa Observer reports the...

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