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Students from Wahtonka Community School pose in front of a 38-foot-by-13-foot mural they painted in an open-air high school cafeteria in American Samoa. [courtesy photo]
An April trip to American Samoa by eight Wahtonka Community School students saw them paint a huge mural at an open air high school cafeteria in the island territory. When they touched down in Samoa and saw the 38-foot-by-13-foot canvas, they were a bit daunted, they told The Dalles Kiwanis Club...
The Samoa Medical Council (S.M.C.) has revoked the medical license of a Chinese Neurologist who has been working at the hospital for 19 years claiming he “is not a certified physician” but a “traditional healer.”   The Chairman of S.M.A, Leali’ifano Dr. Iopu Tanielu, confirmed the decision in...
Many say without a credit card or access to the Internet, they are finding it hard to buy tickets to next month's test. [Source: 1 NEWS | Sky]
New Zealand Rugby says it will try to make tickets easier to purchase following complaints from some Samoan supporters. Manu Samoa will meet the All Blacks at Eden Park on June 16 in a double-header match with Tonga and Wales. As with all All Blacks games, tickets are available through...
Students, who are the recipients of the 2017 Rotary Club of Pago Pago 4-Way Test, with President Margie Tafiti seated, and inset Representative Samuel Meleisea. [Courtesy photo]
ROTARY CLUB OF PAGO PAGO PRESENTS 2017 ITS 4-WAY TEST AWARDS The Rotary Club of Pago Pago presented its 2017 Four Way Test Award to 12 seniors from each high school at a ceremony held at the Goat Island Cafe, Sadies by the Sea. The Four Way Test Award is the only award that is chosen by the...
 (l-r) US Army veteran Molioleava Mulitauaopele, Whitey Chen, Su’a Suluape Alaiva’a Petelo, Bong Padilla, and Steve MaChing at last year’s inaugural Tatau Festival held at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center in Washington State. This year, the tap, tap, tap of the ‘au and the whirring sound of tattoo machines will once again fill the air in the Pacific Northwest when tattoo artists from all over the world gather for the 2nd Annual Tatau Festival scheduled for June 30-July 2. See story for full details.  [p
Got ink? Tattoo fanatics from around the globe are already making plans to attend the Northwest Tatau Festival, set to be held at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center in Washington State next month (June 30th - July 2nd). The three-day event coincides with the annual Samoan Flag Day celebrations in...
Miss Jee Hae Choe of Faleniu with her service dog DannyBoy since 2013. DannyBoy helped her come out of severe depression and inspired her to open a business helping and training dogs. She is seen here after graduating from Eastern Florida State College, with DannyBoy. Her business will open this weekend, in Florida — for more information visit www.samoandogtrainer.com.  [Courtesy photo]
Jee Hae Choe was born and raised in American Samoa in the village of Faleniu, and at 17 she graduated from Tafuna High School where she joined the United States Marine Corps right after. In the year 2012 she was honorably discharged and went to college to pursue a degree in business management.  “...
A US$387,000 dollar lawsuit against Samoa's former Minister of Police, Sala Fata Pinati, the Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil and the Ministry of Police is set for a full hearing. The lawsuit, which has been postponed several times by the court was filed by Suitupe Misa, who was...
[Photo: 123rf via RNZI]
The annual conference of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa has decided to continue funding its EFKS television service. The station had incurred losses since its launch four years ago and the conference looked at a recommendation to either shut it down or lease it out. A source at the...
 A co-founder of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Ben Finney. January 2012. [Photo: Star Advertiser/ Gary Kubota via RNZI]
A co-founder of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Ben Finney, has died. An anthropologist and pioneer in the reconstruction and sailing of Polynesian voyaging canoes, Mr Finney had first dreamed of building a canoe and sailing it to Tahiti while a student at the University of Hawai'i in 1958. He...
REVIEW ON ABUSE OF POWER BY MATAI COMPLETED The Samoa Law Reform Commission Annual report indicates that a discussion paper on ‘Pule a le Matai Sa’o’ has been completed.  The move came after the Term of Reference from Prime Minister to SLRC on 28 April 2015 “to consider legislative measures to...

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