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The co-director of the Pasifika Film Festival, Nigel Vagana [Photo: Pasifika Film Festival]
The Pasifika Film Festival is being held this week in New Zealand's capital for the first time, showcasing 26 films, made by Pacific filmmakers, about Pacific people. The festival started in Australia in 2013 and has since increased in popularity. Last week it visited Auckland and it is being...
Police Commissioner Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil [SN file photo]
 “Justice has prevailed today,” said suspended Police Commissioner Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil outside of the Supreme Court with Samoa News following the dismissal of the criminal case against him. This matter is in connection with one count of Inciting, counseling and procuring to commit murder, 100...
His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi congratulates Mario Bot, the new High Commissioner of Canada who arrived in Samoa last month.  (Photo JL)
CANADA’S NEW HIGH COMMISSIONER MEETS WITH HEAD OF STATE Apia, SAMOA — The relationship between Samoa and Canda will mark its 46th year, coming June 2017 and it’s something to be proud of, said His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi during a brief ‘Letter of Credence’ ceremony at Tuaefu, residence...
Federal District Court, Honolulu. [photo: All Hawaii News]
An American Samoan man, sentenced last month at the federal court in Honolulu for interfering with the flight crew of a Hawaiian Airlines flight from American Samoa to Hawai’i,  will now serve three months of home confinement following a recent arrest by Honolulu police. Aumoeualogo Agaaoa Togia...
REMOVAL OF MARY’S STATUTE IN HIGH COURT Apia, SAMOA — Tavita Sa’u is accused in connection with damaging the statue of Mary at the Congregational Christian Church in Samoa (CCCS) in Si’ufaga Falelatai. The church’s reverend Opapo Soanai says that has his church title has been stripped by elders of...
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Apia, SAMOA —  A 47-year-old father has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of his 14-year-old old son, who was struck on the neck with a machete. The father was overly intoxicated, according to Samoa’s Police Spokesperson, Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu who expressed a huge concern in...
Joseph Parker holds up the WBO heavyweight title belt following his victory in Auckland last year. [Stuff NZ]
PARKER’S MANDATORY TITLE DEFENSE WILL BE  IN AUCKLAND Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s son, WBO Champion Joseph Parker will once again defend his title in New Zealand. According to off island media outlets, Duco Events, Parker’s co-promoter, won a purse bid for Parker’s mandatory title defense against England...
Donald Trump  [Photo: AFP via RNZI]
President Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order that could affect entry to the United States of people from countries in free association with the US. The Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau are all in a Compact of Free Association with the US. The order...
Samoa’s very own Lufilufi Rasmussen at the Tokyo Gift Show. [courtesy photo]
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s very own Lufilufi Rasmussen and her husband Michael Rasmussen, owner of Misiluki Skincare Products will made her debut in Japan last week, at one of the largest gift shows in the world. A statement sent to the Samoa media says the Rasmussen-owned company will debut at the 83rd...
 Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Guam [Photo: Copyright: ziggymars / 123RF Stock Photo via RNZI]
A 16th lawsuit has been filed alleging historical sexual abuse against the Catholic Church in Guam. The Pacific Daily News reported the latest case was filed on Wednesday by a former altar boy who alleges he was repeatedly molested by former island priest Louis Brouillard in the early 1970s. Last...

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