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Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A man who launched a fatal attack on an Auckland party-goer will be deported to Samoa when he is released from prison. Esau Vailagilala was 19 when he tackled John Li'a to the ground after a birthday party in Mt Roskill in 2011. He was joined two other men and they used...
Fa'atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T.) leader Fiame Naomi Mataafa
Apia, SAMOA — Fa'atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T.) leader Fiame Naomi Mataafa has told the party’s election candidates that the journey with the party is not yet over and they anticipate legal challenges to some of their victories.  Party committee members including candidates in the...
Tuala Iosefo Ponifasio
Apia, SAMOA — After 15 years of trying and failing, Tuala Iosefo Ponifasio has secured his passage to Parliament, but also found himself as perhaps the most pivotal figure in Friday’s elections.  Preliminary election results showing dead-heat between the incumbent Human Rights Protection Party (H.R...
Nikki Upoko of Ura Tabu practices her dance
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Auckland is welcoming back one of its biggest annual events, the Pasifika Festival, this weekend - and this time at a new venue. Celebrating all things Pasifika since 1993, this year's event is being held at Mt Smart Stadium with the second day today, instead of the usual...
Covid-19 vaccine bottles
Apia, SAMOA — The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Friday (Samoa time). According to the Samoa Observer, over 20,000 vials of the vaccine, sourced under the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility, arrived at the Faleolo International...
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — A 35-year-old Samoan seasonal worker has been charged after a car crash that led to the death of one of his compatriots.  The man, whose name has not been released to the media, has been charged with "careless or inconsiderate vehicle operation causing death", the New Zealand Police...
Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio
Apia, SAMOA — Pre-polling in Samoa's general election ended yesterday (Thursday in Samoa) with voting open in Samoa’s general election today (Friday in Samoa). This is the first election that the Electoral Commission announced daily results from the pre-polling. The Human Rights Protection Party...
robbery suspect sitting in grass being handcuffed
Honolulu, HAWAII — A Hawaii Fire Department firefighter continued CPR on a robbery suspect who was shot by Honolulu Police Department while trying to avoid apprehension in a flood control canal adjacent to Kalakaua Ave. in Honolulu late Monday afternoon. HPD and HFD cut fencing and used a ladder to...
Leituala Dr Ben Matalavea
Apia, SAMOA — A senior doctor has revealed that Samoa’s first and so far only official case of Covid-19 who arrived into Samoa with his mother as repatriated citizens in February 2021, had actually travelled from Samoa to the US just two months prior, in December 2020. The Clinical Director of the...
Two election officials and a voter
Apia, SAMOA — After the first day of pre-polling in Samoa's general election, the ruling Human Rights Protection Party leads the preliminary count over new party Faatuatua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi Party. About 8,000 voters can cast their ballots over four days before Friday's election. The...

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