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Apia, SAMOA — 41-year-old man from Faleula who was convicted of attempted murder after assaulting his partner with a machete has been sentenced to 11 months in jail. Uso Taumata Bragovits also known as Auvale Taumata, brutally assaulted his female partner with a machete and the end results left her...
Apia, SAMOA —The Samoa Government has moved forward on their own with their application to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) enabling the export of meat and meat products to American Samoa. This is according to Samoa’s Government newspaper Savali this week. Savall reports that it’s...
Apia, SAMOA-- A young man who raped his five-year-old cousin on four separate occasions was sentenced to 35 years for the four counts of rape. “The victim was only five years’ old. She was just a child. A child who was sexually violated at that age or younger is a heinous offending," said Supreme...
Photo: Tavai Faasavalu rehearses lines in front of other members of the troupe. (ABC: Jarni Blakkarly)
Samoan actors and singers are set to take to the stage in Melbourne, with one of the biggest shows from the Pacific Islander theatre community in Australia. The play, "Amataga O Le Alofa" or "The Beginning of Love", is an original take on the Samoan creation myth. Rita Seumanutafa, founder of the...
Apia, SAMOA — The separate criminal matters involving Samoa’s suspended Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil and suspended Director of the National Prosecution Office, Mauga Precious Chang have both been postponed. In the meantime, Mauga has entered a plea of not guilty to the two traffic...
 Caption: Pacific Language Publication should be encouraged – Dr. Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka’uta, Associate Dean Research & Internationalization, Faculty of Arts Law & Education, The University of the South Pacific, Suva Fiji Islands.  [NUS Campus News Team]
An academic with over 20 years of engagement in the arts, culture and education conversation has applauded the National University of Samoa’s own initiatives that have contributed to safeguarding the Samoan language. In her keynote address on the second day of the Second Pacific Islands University...
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa’s Police Service is currently investigating six deaths that happened last week, including a man who was electrocuted in Siumu, this is according to the Police spokesperson, Superintendent Su’a Lemalu Tiumalu during the weekly press conference last week. He said the man was...
STEPFATHER SENTENCED FOR 15 SEX CHARGES Apia, SAMOA — “Sexual offending between father’s (step or biological) against their daughters is becoming prevalent. For a country that is professed to be “founded on God,” it’s churches filled every Sunday and whose culture is all about family yet the core...
Owner / Director Sarika Young of For The Moment (FTM) a model agency out of Australia is in Samoa as part of Samoa’s First Fashion week. She gave some of her insights on modeling to the designers and models who participated in the Samoa Arts Council Fashion week. Young posed for a Samoa News photo at the Tanoa Hotel last week following a sit down interview on why she’s in Samoa.  [Photo JL]
From the catwalks of Paris, England, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia, international model Sarika Young added the catwalk in Samoa to her resume, as she sashayed during the Samoa’s Arts Council Fashion show over the weekend. This was the highlight of Fashion week in Samoa, the...
Manusina coach Ramsey Tomokino. [Photo: PHOTOSPORT]
Samoa women's rugby coach Ramsey Tomokino believes he has the required passion and experience to take charge of the men's sevens program. Applications closed on Friday to replace Damian McGrath, who was sacked following Samoa's failure to qualify for the Rio Olympics. Tomokino coached the Samoa...

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