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Owner / Director Sarika Young of For The Moment (FTM) a model agency out of Australia is in Samoa as part of Samoa’s First Fashion week. She gave some of her insights on modeling to the designers and models who participated in the Samoa Arts Council Fashion week. Young posed for a Samoa News photo at the Tanoa Hotel last week following a sit down interview on why she’s in Samoa.  [Photo JL]
From the catwalks of Paris, England, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia, international model Sarika Young added the catwalk in Samoa to her resume, as she sashayed during the Samoa’s Arts Council Fashion show over the weekend. This was the highlight of Fashion week in Samoa, the...
Manusina coach Ramsey Tomokino. [Photo: PHOTOSPORT]
Samoa women's rugby coach Ramsey Tomokino believes he has the required passion and experience to take charge of the men's sevens program. Applications closed on Friday to replace Damian McGrath, who was sacked following Samoa's failure to qualify for the Rio Olympics. Tomokino coached the Samoa...
Apia, SAMOA — A teacher from Pope Paulo High School has been arrested and will be charged with sexual assault involving female students. This was confirmed during the police press conference where Samoa’s Police Spokesperson, Superintendent Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu said the matter was reported to the...
Come join us for a night of celebrating American Samoan culture! Ticket price includes a traditional Samoan dinner, cultural entertainment and auction fun! All money raised will go towards supporting the Wahtonka Community School students' efforts to establish an exchange program to American Samoa...
Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth during a press conference with the Samoa Media last week at the Women’s Affairs Ministerial Meeting. She stressed the economic value of gender equality across political, business and civil sectors and noted that the meeting was successful and productive as well.  (Photo JL)
 “An increased empowerment and inclusion of women is not just about fairness, it’s about huge economic opportunity that is otherwise simply missed,” yet, exclusion and marginalization prevents women from participating in tackling important issues like climate change, says Patricia Scotland,...
The dramatic moment the baby was rescued after five days down a 2.4m drain where he was left by his mother in November 2014. [photo / supplied]
She was a young woman from the islands with a pretty face living far away from her deeply religious Samoan parents when she secretly became pregnant to her first Australian boyfriend. Then aged 30, she worked at a food storage warehouse in northwestern Sydney, just a 20-minute drive from the home...
Samoa police have charged a mission school teacher over having sexual connection with two female students.The police spokesperson says the alleged victims, aged 15 and 18, are from the same school. Meanwhile, the police are investigating a woman's complaint against the police after her husband...
Defendant Mauga Precious Chang with her attorney exiting the courthouse.   [photo: JL]
Apia, SAMOA — Attorneys will battle before the Supreme Court next week to determine who will prosecute in the case against suspended National Prosecution Office (NPO) Director Precious Mauga who is facing two charges in connection with a traffic incident — whether it’s Simativa Perese an attorney...
Reverend Nove Vailaau
When I was a child, my parents hit me with a salu. A salu is the hard part of the coconut leaf — you take away the leaf and tie them together, just like a whip. Most Samoan families had a salu around the house. It was meant to be for cleaning rubbish, but was always used for punishment whenever a...
BLUE SKY SALE IS A BUSINESS MOVE Apia, SAMOA — The sale of Bluesky Communications to Fijian-owned company Amalgamated Telecom Holding Limited, is but a business move and no matter who buys Bluesky, the Samoa Government is still a shareholder, says Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele...

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