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Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi  [SN file photo]
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has dismissed comments by the public that the taxing of Church Ministers is ‘double taxing’ on the working population of Samoa. His comments on the issue were aired on his radio program with SamoaFM last week, following the two-day...
Kalikimoku Hunt, an American Samoan, has created the ultimate survival guide for stay-at-home parents — especially for dads seen here with his family. He is hoping to have the book published by Father’s Day this year. See story below.  [Courtesy photo]
Kalilimoku Hunt, an American Samoan, has created the ultimate survival guide for stay-at-home parents — a book for dads approved by moms. It started when “Kalili” decided to stay at home and go to school; he started documenting all the things his kids started doing that were making life difficult....
The Prime Minister of Cook Islands officiating the launch of Bluesky-Huawei 4.5G LTE-Advanced network solution with key representatives from both organizations. (From left to right: Dennis Hou - CEO of Huawei Pacific Islands, Phillip Henderson – Country Manager of Bluesky Cook Islands, Henry Puna – Prime Minister of Cook Islands, David Wei – President of Huawei Southern Pacific, Toleafoa Douglas Creevey – CEO of Bluesky Group, and Jack Xu – CEO of Huawei Fiji)  [Courtesy photo]
Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS — During the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) 21st AGM and Tradeshow 2017, held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Huawei, as an exclusive network provider for Bluesky, announced its partnership with the operator to deploy a 4.5G LTE-Advanced network solution,...
Advocate Ipu Avegalio Lefiti offering keynote remarks during closing ceremonies of the 15th Hawai’i International Summit: Preventing, Assessing and Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan, held Mar. 30, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawai’i.  [courtesy photo]
Advocate Ipu Avegalio Lefiti offered a keynote presentation at the closing ceremonies of the 15th Hawai’i International Summit: Preventing, Assessing and Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan last Thursday, in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Her workshop exploring violence and healing for victims of sexual...
 Fans arrive early for the All Blacks v Manu Samoa rugby union test match at Apia Park in 2015. [Photo: PHOTOSPORT via RNZI]
Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi has confirmed negotiations between the Samoa Rugby Union and the New Zealand Rugby Union about a possible test match between Manu Samoa and the All Blacks. "The Samoa Rugby Union has made a proposal that they are now negotiating with the All...
[photo: Savali Newspaper]
APIA WHARF NOT CLOSING Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Government has confirmed the Apia Wharf will not close down and Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupai has confirmed this. His official statement comes after reports by media outlets in Samoa claiming that the Apia...
Tripler Hospital on Oahu. [photo: via Hawaii News Now]
HONOLULU (AP) - A new leader will oversee health care for veterans in Hawaii after more than a year of the position being vacant. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Friday Jennifer Gutowski will be the director the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System. This office oversees care for nearly 130...
Apia, SAMOA — A repeat sex offender has been sentenced to 11 years in jail after being convicted of having sexual intercourse with a six year old girl. Fifty-year-old Ueni Semeatu of Afega faced one count of sexual connection which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Supreme Court...
 Catholic Cathedral in Apia in Samoa [Photo: RNZI/ Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia ]
Churches in Samoa are urging the government to exercise caution in taxing direct personal donations to members of the clergy. The Chairman of the Samoa National Council of Churches, Deacon Kasiano Le'aupepe, told the Samoa Observer each church has its own systems and some churches are larger than...
Michael Greenslade [photo: Pacific Island Trade and Invest]
An appetite for pacific products in New Zealand's food and beverage industry is fast on the rise. Pacific Island Trade and Invest's Auckland commissioner says more distributors in the industry are jumping on board to form partnership deals with exporters from the region. The organisation helps...

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