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Surrounded by church ministers of the Assemblies of God is the lace-covered coffin of the late Rev. Elder Siaosi Ietitaia Mageo, with a bouquet of flowers, at the start of his Memorial Service at the Assemblies of God Hall at Tafuna yesterday. His final memorial service is scheduled for tomorrow,...
The legal battle between Aoe’e Adolfo Montenegro and his former employer Bluesky Communication and its Spain-based parent company, Amper S.A., is moving towards being resolved in High Court — soon, according to a brief statement released through Bluesky Samoa. Samoa News understands that the...
Dengue is not going away “it’s here to stay,” declared Dr. Iotamo Saleapaga, medical director at LBJ Medical Center during testimony before a Senate Committee of the Whole hearing on Tuesday. Health issues covered during the hearing included mosquito-borne diseases - Dengue and Zika - with concerns...
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata co-sponsored and highlighted a bill unanimously passed by the Natural Resources Committee to expand and improve the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) program. The bill creates more opportunities for veterans,...
Sauitufuga Masefau Pita Suiaunoa was sworn in as the senator for the Alataua District during a brief ceremony held yesterday at the Senate chamber. The Alataua senatorial seat became vacant late last year after Sen. Paepae Iosefa Faiai stepped down to become a new Associate Judge of the High Court...
ASG Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review and Federal Relations executive director Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga as part of the office’s 2018 outreach, started with private schools — Pacific Horizons School was on Tuesday. Issues covered by Tapaau during his meeting with students included the...
As of yesterday afternoon, Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson confirmed that a second escaped prisoner has been recaptured. Four inmates escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility on Sunday evening and by Monday afternoon one of the inmates — Naea Timata — was recaptured, while...
The government’s plans to set up a multi-line food processing plant at the Tafuna Industrial Park “have come to a close”, after efforts by Philippines-based AVM Bernardo Engineering failed to attract investors, according to the Commerce Department. AVM had proposed to invest $106 million to set up...
LBJ Medical Center officials have acknowledged the long waiting time in the Emergency Room by members of the public, especially when there is an occurrence of communicable diseases. They also acknowledged that the only hospital in the territory continues to face a shortage of medical professionals...
The Department of Health is looking at sending a team to StarKist Samoa to help with the process of issuing health cards, in an effort to alleviate the overcrowding of the DoH clinic at Fagaalu, as there are other members of the community that use the clinic for health cards and physical tests....

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