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  FOUND GUILTY AND WAITING FOR SENTENCE: Zhong Shuiming and Yang Quigreen. (Photo: Samoa Observer / File)
  Two Chinese men convicted of stealing money to the tune of $70,000 from A.T.Ms belonging to the Bank of South Pacific have been found guilty. Zhong Shuiming and Yang Quigreen have been remanded in custody of Police to await sentencing on 9 June 2017.  The men were represented by lawyer, Alex Su...
Interior of the new church temple. [Photo: Tipi Autagavaia / RNZI]
The general secretary of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa agrees the newly dedicated $US8.5 million dollar Jubilee church is expensive, but he says it's want the people wanted. Reverend Vavatau Taufao said it was the decision of the General Assembly which included members of the church...
Kai Pasifika restaurant features Pua’a Samoa, roast pork with koko Samoa  [Photo: Kai Pasifika]
Treasured Pacific dishes, which have been locked up by Pacific families for generations are being introduced to diners in Auckland. The recently opened Kai Pasifika restaurant is the first Pacific cuisine restaurant to be established in New Zealand. While it aims to celebrate traditional Pacific...
Viewers at the Women's Work exhibit. [courtesy photo via RNZI]
A new art exhibition in Whangarei featuring Pacific artists is pushing the boundaries about the notion of women's work in everyday society. Pacific artists are among 15 artists exhibiting at Women's Work, including Sulieti Fieme'a Burrows, Juliana Browneyes-Clifford, Emily Mafile'o, Karlo Mila,...
T.B. CASES IN SAMOA HAVE DOUBLED SINCE 2011 The number of Tuberculosis (T.B.) cases in Samoa has doubled since 2011. And although the annual number of new T.B. cases remains “relatively low” compared to the estimated population, the identification and diagnosis of T.B. is poor and screening (...
The 7 cadets of Wentworth Military Academy from American Samoa who graduated last Saturday. It was the school’s final graduation, school officials announced last month they were shutting own after 137 years of service. Congratulations soldiers and best wishes on your next success!  [photo courtesy]
Last weekend seven of our American Samoan cadets graduated from one of the well-known military academy in the states — Wentworth Military Academy. Sadly, they are in the last class to graduate from this school, which has been around for 137 years. Last month officials announced that Wentworth was...
#Methamphetamine a big problem in #Hawaii -now 1 less kilo quantity trafficker in #Oahu - 20 yrs for Epati Malauulu [from the DEA Twitter account]
A Samoan man, described by federal prosecutors as a “career drug dealer”, who was sentenced late last month at the federal court in Sacramento, California for a drug conviction, has filed notice to appeal his conviction and sentence. The 42-year old Epati Herbert Malauulu of Suisun City, California...
Depictions of Samoan people have stirred controversy. [courtesy photo]
A Mormon church's exhibition which encourages people to superimpose their face on a Samoan warrior has been slammed as exploiting a culture for amusement. A "discovery centre" at a Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints in Utah, in the United States, allows visitors to learn about...
For its conspiracy role to fix the prices of shelf-stable tuna fish, such as canned and pouch tuna, sold in the US, the San Diego based Bumble Bee Foods LLC has agreed to plead guilty to the charge and also pay a $25 million criminal fine, according to the US Justice Department. Last December two...
[Photo: 123RF via RNZI]
The Samoa government has extended the license for air service of Virgin Samoa by another five month. This will allow for more negotiations with the Virgin Group that should determine the fate of the joint venture between it and the government of Samoa. The license expired at the weekend but was...

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