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Donna Meredith, center, stake facilitator for the Eat Healthy and Be Active program
Papeete, TAHITI— Her shortness of breath, the pain in her chest and the numbness in her left arm and leg worried Maruia Teamo enough that she hesitantly tried to prepare better meals for her family. Her husband hated it. So every time the 39-year-old mother made a healthier meal, she also made him...
Samoan language poster
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Samoa Language Week in New Zealand is an opportunity for everyone to come together to help protect the stories, cultures and traditions our Pacific languages hold, for the benefit of future generations. “Language is the lens through which we understand and explain our...
The delegates leaving the conference room after the week-long conference
Apia SAMOA — The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (CCCS) General Assembly has agreed to put aside ST$1 million talā for the legal fees of church ministers charge for not paying government taxes. The CCCS General Secretary, Reverend Vavatau Taufao who has been re-elected to the position...
GCF PMU with stakeholders of the GCF-VCP
Apia, SAMOA — Community leaders from the villages covered under the Green Climate Fund Vaisigano Catchment Project (GCF-VCP) came out in full force this week to show their support of the project, at a consultation led by the Ministry of Finance via the GCF-VCP Project Management Unit, PMU. Held at...
Mr. and Mrs. Pauga.
Lotopa, SAMOA — A 79-year-old man was attacked by a pig at Lotopa and had to be rushed by his family to the hospital. The family of Lotopa resident Toleafoa Kovana Pauga have confirmed he was attacked by a pig belonging to his neighbour when contacted by the Samoa Observer. The attack comes after...
Malietoa Fa'amausili Moli
Apia, SAMOA — A contempt of court charge against Malietoa Fa’amausili Moli and fifteen other chiefs of Malie has been dismissed.  The decision was handed down by District Court Judge Alalatoa Rosella Papali’i on Friday evening. In her ruling, Judge Alalatoa said it is unfair to trial the accused on...
Convicted murderer Alatise Leafa
Apia, SAMOA — The man who was convicted of murdering a Cabinet minister, Alatise Leafa Vitale is claiming that he was threatened by a Probation Officer while in custody. Alatise was arrested for breaching his parole conditions and appeared before Judge Leota Raymond Schuster today. He entered a not...
Malele Paulo Atofu, known on social media as King Faipopo
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan man Malele Atofu, also known on social media as King Faipopo, has been arrested and placed in police custody for the second time. His lawyer, Unasa Iuni Sapolu, said his client is facing new charges of making a defamatory post on Facebook. Unasa is accusing the police of abuse...
 President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine, and President of the Federated States of Micronesia David Panuelo, US President Donal Trump and President of the Republic of Palau Tommy E. Remengesau
Washington, D.C. — Pacific analysts say a meeting between US President Donald Trump and the Freely Associated States has ignored climate change. The historic event on Tuesday with Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia renewed Washington's ties to the states. But a joint...
North Korean ambassador to the United Nations
United Nations, NEW YORK CITY — North Korean Ambassador to the UN, Kim Song held a rare news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, calling Washington's seizure of the North Korean cargo ship Wise Honest "unlawful". "The United States has committed an unlawful and...

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