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The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, has congratulated the thirteen Pacific people recognised in the New Zealand New Years Honours list. "The recipients have made an outstanding contribution within the Pacific community and I know that the Pacific community will celebrate in their...
A yacht seized in French Polynesia in January has inadvertently been auctioned off with cocaine onboard. La Depeche de Tahiti said the police sold off the yacht Mojito almost a year after seizing it with more than 800 kilogrammes of cocaine in Arue. The paper said when the buyer did a thorough...
The most senior commander of the United States' navy has announced plans to increase their military presence in the western Pacific in response to increased threats in the region. Reuters reported the Chief of US Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson announced on Tuesday last week in Japan that...
MACHETE ATTACK LEAVES MAN FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE  A man, who was found unconscious in a pool of blood, is fighting for his life at the hospital from severe injuries to his head.  The Police has launched an investigation to find who was responsible for the attack. This was confirmed by Police...
A New Year means many things to different people. A few days away from the end of 2017, each and every one of us will be thinking about goals, resolutions and targets for 2018.  Which comes naturally at this time of the year. With the overindulging in food and drinks for Christmas, most people...
Samoans in New Zealand's Auckland city met recently to discuss how land rights back in Samoa would affect families living abroad. The Samoa Solidarity International group led the meeting to give clarity on the Lands Title Registration Act 2008 which some claim breaks communal land into individual...
SAMOAN NFL STAR’S HEARTWARMING CHRISTMAS STORY  Fancy working in the restaurant and getting a US$1,000 ($T2,400) tip!  That’s exactly what happened to staff at Applebee's restaurant in Tampa Bay, thanks to Samoan NFL star, Sealver Siliga. According to TMZ.com, the entire staff at an Applebee's...
A police manhunt is still under way in Samoa for two prisoners who escaped Tafaigata prison last week. Aniseko Vaelei and Uili Manuleleua escaped with two other inmates who have since been recaptured. Our Samoan Correspondent Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia said the public have been advised not to...
Samoa is ready to connect to the new Tui Samoa submarine cable in the New Year after its installation was completed on Boxing Day. The Samoa Submarine Cable Company said Samoa, Fiji, and Wallis and Futuna are now inter-connected via the undersea optical fibre system which spans more than 1,470...
Police Commissioner, Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil, bid farewell to Police officers who have been forced to resign from their posts due to government enforcing the law about married couples working in the Ministry. According to a statement from the Police, Fuiavaili’ili gave his blessings to the men and...

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