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A church minister in Samoa faces jail after admitting to raping his niece five times. The victim was living with the defendant and his wife and attended a church college in Apia where the first offence took place. The police said other offences took place in a village on Savaii Island where the...
Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi [SN file photo]
Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, is back to work after being away for nearly three weeks in New Zealand for medical treatment. The prime minister met with his ruling HRPP caucus on Tuesday and afterwards he dismissed reports of a rift within the party. Tui'laepa vehemently...
GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE Otto Felise Wulf is “grateful” to be alive. The man whose wife poured boiling water on his head two weeks ago is finally out of the hospital. Mr. Wulf, a 37-year-old, was hospitalized for eight days at the Surgical Ward in Moto’otua. He spent three days in the Intensive Care...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegao has returned home following medical checks in New Zealand.  [courtesy photo]
SAMOA PRIME MINISTER RETURNS HOME AFTER NZ HOSPITAL MEDICAL CHECKS — Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi arrived home safely from New Zealand Sunday evening after completion of his medical checks. He was accompanied by Mrs. Gillian Malielegaoi, Director General of Health,...
Faumuina Tiatia Liuga [photo: Samoa Observer]
Former Cabinet Minister and senior Member of Parliament, FaumuinaTiatiaLiuga, has rejected claimsthat he isthe leader of a group campaigning for votes should the Prime Ministership role be up for grabs. “There is no such thing and it’s not me,” Faumuina said emphatically when he was approached by...
Hawaiian Republican Party Gubernatorial candidate Andria Tupuola, husband Tavo and daughters Tabitha and Cumorah were blessed by Hawaii Kahu Kalehua Featheran at the opening of a campaign fundraising event at a Portlock residence in Hawaii Kai, Hawaii, on Saturday, Oct. 21.  [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
New Zealand will have a referendum on legalizing marijuana for personal use as part of the Greens deal with Labor.  [photo: AFP]
CANNABIS REFERENDUM PART OF GREENS' DEAL New Zealand will have a referendum on legalizing marijuana for personal use as part of the Greens deal with Labor. An email to party members sets out policies the Greens secured in their confidence and supply agreement. Drug use will be treated as a health...
A 62-year-old man in Samoa has admitted charges of incest, rape and indecent assault against his daughter. The victim, who was the eighth of 11 children, was 17-years-old at the time of the first assault. She gave birth to three children by her father in 2010, 2012 and 2013. The police summary of...
 Samoa's PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi [Photo: RNZI Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia]
Reports from Samoa say the acting prime minister Papali'itele Niko Lee Hang is vowing to look into an apparent conspiracy to displace the prime minister. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has been in hospital in New Zealand and is due back in Samoa on Sunday. Papali'itele told the Samoa Observer he had...
Samoa Housing Corporation Chief Executive Mata’utia Rula Levi presenting their donation to the Samoa Cancer Society to assist with the early detection to cure cancer public awareness campaign.  [Courtesy photo]
SAMOA PM DUE HOME FROM NZ HEALTH TREATMENT SUNDAY  — The prime minister of Samoa, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, is due to return to Apia on Sunday after receiving medical treatment in New Zealand. Tuila'epa was flown to New Zealand by air ambulance two weeks ago. Our correspondent in Samoa,...

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