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Apia, SAMOA — The separate criminal matters involving Samoa’s suspended Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil and suspended Director of the National Prosecution Office, Mauga Precious Chang have both been postponed. In the meantime, Mauga has entered a plea of not guilty to the two traffic...
 Caption: Pacific Language Publication should be encouraged – Dr. Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka’uta, Associate Dean Research & Internationalization, Faculty of Arts Law & Education, The University of the South Pacific, Suva Fiji Islands.  [NUS Campus News Team]
An academic with over 20 years of engagement in the arts, culture and education conversation has applauded the National University of Samoa’s own initiatives that have contributed to safeguarding the Samoan language. In her keynote address on the second day of the Second Pacific Islands University...
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa’s Police Service is currently investigating six deaths that happened last week, including a man who was electrocuted in Siumu, this is according to the Police spokesperson, Superintendent Su’a Lemalu Tiumalu during the weekly press conference last week. He said the man was...
STEPFATHER SENTENCED FOR 15 SEX CHARGES Apia, SAMOA — “Sexual offending between father’s (step or biological) against their daughters is becoming prevalent. For a country that is professed to be “founded on God,” it’s churches filled every Sunday and whose culture is all about family yet the core...
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...

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