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Lama Lauvao, Natisha Tautalatasi and Wesley Samoa
KEALAKEKUA — A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday for three suspects accused of beating a hotel security guard earlier this week. Wesley Samoa, Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi made their initial appearance Wednesday morning in Kona District Court. The three are charged with second-...
It seems as though a funeral is happening every week. Loved ones, acquaintances, total strangers memorialized in pictures from healthier times – younger, smiling, and oblivious to the time bomb that is their physical body. Insidious, or ‘taufaasese’, means deceptive. In medical terms it means ‘a...
    Dear Editor, The proposed legislation by the administration to increase the Retirement Fund's local investment cap from 17.5% to 35% is extremely dangerous and will definitely lead to bankrupting the funds. There are numerous misleading statements and misinformation about the proposed...
Dear Editor, Not too long ago, I was badly harassed and screamed at outside the Post Office, in the parking lot. I happened to park in a marked spot. I was inside the car (pick-up), my engine was running, and there was no space available at the time. Then I heard someone screaming and talking very...
U.S. Capital building with flags at half staff
“Hope I die before I get old,” the Who sang at Woodstock as the 1960s hurtled to their end. Indeed, the decade and its echoes made premature legends of so many — Kennedy to King, Hendrix to Joplin to Morrison. They became emblems of an era, and the packaging of their virtues and vices has never...
Pacific island countries are continuously working towards strengthening legislation on cybercrime. Samoa in particular is currently working with the European Union and Australia’s Attorney General’s Office to update legislation relating to cybercrime and to enhance public awareness. New legislation...
Dear Editor, Who benefits? The homeland or the mainland? To engage effectively regarding ongoing discussions of automatic U.S. citizenship claims, I would like to approach the matter from an economic standpoint. This is also in addition to my first article that was posted on July 2nd titled: The...
Alassio, ITALY — If you hate those salted fishy slivers on pizza, Giuseppe Cormaci has encouraging news. Mediterranean anchovies tanked this year. But that means you won’t find much succulent sea bass, branzino, let alone bluefin tuna. Try, perhaps, linguine alle jellyfish? “The anchovy catch is...
There is a caveat that lingers in the back of my mind as I have debated internally within myself if I should write and have published my thoughts of a serious issue that burns within me. The negative repercussions, at least the superficial ones as I race to immediately publish my years old thoughts...
Inquiries from several Fagaitua High School alumni about the FHS 50th Anniversary Celebration — the way the funds for the celebration were used and how the fundraising at certain times used government resources — prompted Samoa News to contact the Faga’itua High School Alumni Association about...

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