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Aloha Poke Shop in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist...
Members of the Saeni Lemalu family who support the lease holder
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoa resort is continuing to operate after the Court of Appeal upheld a ruling which overturned a Lands and Titles court decision to revoke the government's endorsement of the resort's customary land lease. The problems for the Return to Paradise beach resort at Matautu Lefaga...
Vaie’e Village sign
Vaie’e Safata, SAMOA — Any untitled man in the village of Vaie’e, Safata, who beats up on his wife will be fined $2,000 and will be banished for failure to pay up. The village council ruled on the new punishment during their regular Monday meeting last week. Vaie’e pulenu’u or official government...
EPC linesmen at work on the power lines
Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour (MCIL) is holding off any official statement on the recent death of an electrical linesman, until a full report from the investigation into the fatal incident is ready. MCIL is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of workers are...
Ryan Pardee
Apia, SAMOA — Three officials from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are in Samoa this week to train information technology workers in the police and other government ministries to fight cybercrime. Twenty six professionals are being trained in the basics of how to investigate...
. Sipili Nanai or Zipso
Apia, SAMOA — The Supreme Court has set aside the Warrant of Arrest for Sipili Nanai, Samoa’s hit singer known as Zipso. Nanai’s sentencing has been re-scheduled for next week. The defendant’s lawyer gave him the wrong time for his court appearance early this week on Wednesday, April 10. The court...
Crops in Samoa were badly affected by a drought in 2014
Apia, SAMOA — The dry spell gripping Samoa shows no sign of abating, with forecasts of a drought on the horizon. Farmers have blamed the dry spell for the skyrocketing price of fruit and vegetables, with some produce costing 200 percent more. The head of the Samoa Meteorological Service, Mulipola...
Lama Lauvao, Natisha Tautalatasi and Wesley Samoa
KEALAKEKUA — A request to move court proceedings for individuals accused of beating a hotel security guard was denied. Kona Circuit Court Judge Melvin Fujino on Friday heard several motions filed by defense attorney Barry L. Sooalo on behalf of Wesley Samoa, one of three people accused of...
19-year-old Alexandrina Etelei
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A teenager who recently arrived in the country from Samoa has been reported missing by her family. Counties Manukau Police said on its Facebook page that 19-year-old Alexandrina Etelei was reported missing from her home in Kelston, West Auckland on March 27. Police said it...
Johnny Vaili scores a 2nd half try for Manu Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — Better fitness is behind for the Samoa Sevens team's strong performance in the current World Series, coach Sir Gordon Tietjens says. After a dismal couple of seasons, Samoa is now a regular contender in tournament quarterfinals, having placed 4th last weekend in Hong Kong, following...

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