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Four police officers have been charged with assault. The charges were confirmed in a press release issued by the Samoa Police Service on is Facebook page. “Four police officers have been charged with assault early this week,” the statement reads. “The charges were the result of an internal...
GO CASHLESS COMING TO N.Z. HIGH COMMISSION From Monday 2 October, the New Zealand High Commission in Apia will no longer accept cash for service fee payments over the counter.  The move, says New Zealand High Commissioner, David Nicholson, is designed to streamline the way the office does business...
Five Pacific countries aim to grab the attention of the New Zealand market with their coffee and chocolate products. The annual Chocolate and Coffee Show in Auckland has a specially designed Pacific-themed stand hosting Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. The companies from...
The Supreme Court in Samoa has sentenced a 42-year-old man to more than seven years in jail for a car accident that killed two people. Sinei Aunei pleaded guilty to manslaughter and negligent driving causing injuries. He was the driver of a delivery truck which collided with a minivan in June this...
The 2017 Hawaiʻi Samoa Youth Symposium slated for tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 23) will bring together Samoan youth in the state of Hawaiʻi, family members, community members, church communities in Hawaiʻi, educators, community groups, students, artists, and cultural practitioners in order to create...
Former Miss American Samoa, Antonina Lilomaiava, joined forces with S.S.A.B. Pago Inc. and Miss American Samoa Inc. (M.A.S.I.) to donate more than $8,000 worth of reading books, toys, educational games, puzzles, book shelves, kid’s desk and chairs to the LBJ Tropical Medical Center last week...
With the New Zealand election being held this weekend political parties have outlined their Pacific-related policies. The major parties are focusing on education, immigration and the relationships with Pacific governments. National's spokesperson for Pacific People's Alfred Ngaro says he is proud...
THEFT FROM SAMOA CHURCH IN AUCKLAND FUNDED GAMBLING HABIT An employee of the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church in Auckland, who had been convicted of theft, has been jailed for two years and nine months. Fifty-two-year-old Elizabeth Papu had admitted to two charges of 'theft by...
EVIDENCE DISAPPEARS IN POLICE OFFICER TRIAL A gun being used as evidence in the trial of a police officer facing firearm charges in Samoa has disappeared from court. The Observer says the deputy registrar of the court reported the gun missing to police on Monday. The chief executive of the...
Passengers caught up in Sunday's fuel crisis have described hours-long delays, cancellations and flight switches in their struggle to get to their destinations. Auckland woman Anna Firdousi was among passengers affected over the weekend after a fuel pipeline burst leaving Auckland Airport with only...

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