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CHANGCHUN, (Xinhua) — A medical team of six on Friday headed to Samoa in the south Pacific Ocean. The team from the First Bethune Hospital of Jilin University based in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, boarded on a plane Friday and will stay in Samoa for six months. "It's an...
First Samoan Congregational Church in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA — There are the 50 states, of course, but there are 14 territories in the Caribbean and Pacific Islands that are also part of the United States. One of those is American Samoa. U.S. missionaries, and the military, Arrived there in the 1800s, and by the turn of the century the...
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Apia, SAMOA  — The $1.9 million paid monthly to the Computer Services Ltd (CSL) remained unexplained by the Minister of Finance, Sili Epa despite being questioned in Parliament last Thursday. The issue was raised by the Member of Parliament for Anoama’a West, Lauofo Pierre Lauofo who quoted the...
 Part of a painting by Vaimaila Urale for her project Typeface.
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The tap, tap, tapping of a computer keyboard is probably not what you would normally associate with Polynesian design and tattoos. But it is the chosen tool for Auckland based artist Vaimaila Urale whose contemporary take on tatau involves the use of four traditional Samoan...
 Congregational Christian Church ministers arriving at government house for a meeting with Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, and his cabinet on Monday.
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa government appears to have made a compromise in their ongoing efforts to implement a new law that will tax all church ministers. The Congregational Christian Church hit out at the law, saying ministers paying income tax went against its faith and it wouldn't pay. However...
Three-year old Abigail Gaunavou and her father
Tel Aviv, ISRAEL — Until a few months ago Abigail Gaunavou’s future for a normal life was gloomy. The three-year old Fijian girl was born with a congenital heart defect — a hole in her heart. And until earlier this year, her parents Magret Kane and Saimoni Gaunavou Qalokivuiva were in despair. Hope...
Samoan Highland Hideaway
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan Highland Hideaway is hosting its first ever retreat to help people learn how to live a whole food-plant based lifestyle, a lifestyle that has been shown to prevent and even reverse obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Tim Walkden-Brown of the Samoan Highland Hideaway has been...
 Fepulea'i Faleniu Mark Alesana
Apia, SAMOA — The inquiry into corruption allegations against the assistant chief executive of Samoa's Ministry of Works and Infrastructure is widening. Fepulea'i Faleniu Mark Alesana has been formally charged with six charges by the Public Service Commission over his connections to a Thailand-...
The head of the bat that a traveler said his family had eaten the rest of in Samoa.
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Biosecurity officers made a grisly discovery at Auckland Airport, after a travelber attempted to bring a bat's head into New Zealand. Arriving from Samoa last week, the passenger announced the head with a bizarre excuse. "The traveller said his family had eaten the rest of...
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South Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The principal of a high achieving South Auckland school has come under fire for not appropriately staffing its Samoan language class. More than 200 parents and students flooded the board of trustees meeting at McAuley High School last night, singing hymns at a sit-in...

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