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Saute Sapolu
Apia, SAMOA — A member of the public has made a verbal threat against Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, in a video that immediately went viral last night. Saute Sapolu posted the video on Facebook yesterday. In the video, Saute swears at Prime Minister Tuilaepa, using words that...
Malele Paulo at the Police station
Apia, SAMOA — The Police yesterday confirmed that Malele Paulo, better known as “King Faipopo,” has been charged with making false statements. The confirmation from the Police was issued after Mr. Paulo spent Friday night in Police custody following his arrest at the S.N.P.F. Plaza that afternoon....
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND  — A quietly spoken police officer, dressed in trademark black boots and blue-on-blue is hunched over a lab table examining a huge fist of cannabis. Kent Onesemo is one of 10 forensic police officers in Samoa. But the father of three has big dreams of making changes in his...
Talalelei Pauga.
Apia, SAMOA — The man, who threw a pig’s head and dog food, at Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi in Queensland Australia last year, does not regret his actions. Speaking to the Weekend Observer at Mulinu’u yesterday, Talalelei Pauga, of Lauli’i and Manono, denied that he attacked the...
Gary Juffa
Port Moresby, PNG — A member of Papua New Guinea's parliament says the Pacific Islands should not be lumped in with Asia as a region. Gary Juffa, the Governor of Oro province, said the Asia-Pacific tag was a misnomer as far as Pacific Island countries are concerned. According to him, the Pacific...
Photo of rat
Apia, SAMOA — The increase in the rat population in Samoa is causing concern amongst the business community The Samoa Observer reports that the managing director of Natural Foods International Limited, Papali'i Grant Percival, said rats are a persistent problem on his company's farm. He says they...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Matai titles bestowed outside Samoa without the presence and blessings of the Village Council are “lies.” The description was offered by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi in Auckland where he attended Waitangi Day celebration with a delegation from Samoa....
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegao
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi is again requesting New Zealand to increase its 11,000 quota on the number of Pacific Island employees hired under that country’s Recognized Seasonal Employees Program also known as the RSE. The 11,000 quota includes all RSE...
Samoa Shipping Corporation ferry
Apia, SAMOA — Hundreds of inter-island travellers in Samoa are stranded after Samoa's Shipping Corporation cancelled services for the second day. The service between Upolu and Savaii islands has been suspended due to bad weather. The corporation says safety is a priority and it won't open its...
Lani Wendt Young
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Two writers making waves on the international scene have been awarded Waitiangi Day Literary Honours by the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc). This year's recipients are Samoan/Maori writer Lani Wendt Young, and Scottish-born crime writer Liam McIlvanney who now...

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