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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...
UCEDD Director, Tafa Tua-Tupuola, (second from left), retired U.S Sen. Tom Harkin (middle), Congresswoman Aumua Amata (fourth from left), and others at Wednesday night’s Association for University Center on Disabilities (AUCD) Gala4All Event in Washington D.C.  [photo: Congresswoman Aumua's office]
WASHINGTON D.C. — Wednesday evening at the Association for University Center on Disabilities (AUCD) Gala4All Event in Washington DC, a Samoan cultural presentation closed the annual event for the evening.  U.S. Congresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen presented the traditional to’oto’o and fue...
 Cook Islands finance minister Mark Brown [Photo: Cook Islands News via RNZI]
The Cook Islands government has sold another 100 days worth of fishing to US purse seiners. The deal between the two countries struck last month comes on top of the United States' regional arrangement for access to tuna via the vessel day scheme. The Finance Minister Mark Brown said the US firms...
  PITTSBURGH — With BOLD Thai Chili Style, Jalapeño, and Hot Buffalo Style, StarKist Co., proudly announced the launch of its new BOLD product innovations that add to their growing StarKist Tuna & Salmon Creations® line of single-serve pouch products. Each BOLD pouch features a convenient, tear...

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