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Federal District Court Building in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Salt Lake City, UTAH — A Samoan man who resides in Utah, along with two people from California, are facing a 12-count indictment, accusing the trio of conspiring to defraud financial institutions using a scheme called “refund fraud” or “force post refund fraud”  that resulted in the loss of more...
Papali’i Monalisa Keti
Apia, SAMOA — The Lauli'i village council in Samoa says it believes a baby found floating off a beach near their village was dumped there last Wednesday. The Samoa Observer newspaper reports local mayor, Fa'alogo Sasauli Moli, saying the council had been to every family in Lauli'i and concluded...
 Samoa's former O le Ao o le Malo - or head of state - Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Supreme Court has ruled that the former head of state, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, and the Asian Development Bank cannot be sued by the Samoa Solidarity International Group. The group is pursuing civil action against the Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, various...
Seaman Eli Teagle, Ensign Landon Klopfenstien, and Ensign Cecelia Hosley read to students at LufiLufi Primary School
Apia, SAMOA — The Coast Guard Cutter Walnut (WLB 205) crew conducted a three-day port call and several engagements in Samoa the first week of August.  The crew is participating in Operation Aiga to conduct fisheries law enforcement and strengthen partnerships in American Samoa and Samoa throughout...
 Police on the scene of the reported beating
Apia, SAMOA — A woman was attacked at around 3 pm outside of the Vaivase Primary School gate yesterday. Police were at the scene and an ambulance rushed the woman to the hospital. Some of the eye witnesses said that the woman who was in a blue car was attacked by four women. Onlookers who spoke to...
Malele Atofu, aka King Faipopo, sitting in court
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa the sentence of Malele Atofu Paulo also known as King Faipopo on a charge of making false accusations and defaming Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has been set aside. This comes as Paulo considers vacating the guilty plea his lawyer entered last week. The...
A pig crosses the tarmac at Asau airfield
Asau, SAMOA — Early in the morning, before sunrise, low tide on the Samoan island of Savai'i reveals the remnants of an old American airstrip, washed away by decades of erosion, cyclones and tsunamis. The World War II site in Asau, which also hosts a 1960s-era concrete wharf in its well-protected...
Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Ministry of Health has issued a statement to clarify the circumstances around the death of a week-old baby girl at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital yesterday. Ministry of Health Deputy Director General of Clinical Services, Tevaga Dr Ponifasio Ponifasio has condemned a...
Salelologa couple Oscar and Senora Chong Nee
Apia, SAMOA — A Salelologa couple is denying criminal charges of possession of narcotics, firearms, and ammunition. The couple entered not guilty pleas to 11 charges in court this week before Justice Leiataualesa Darryl Clarke. Court prosecution has alleged that the illegal items were found on...
Cans of StarKist Light Chunk Tuna
San Francisco, CA — Ongoing legal arguments —outlined in the latest court filing — continue between StarKist Co., and the US Justice Department over whether the cannery should sell a portion of its $154 million interest in Techpack Solution Inc., to pay a $100 million fine for their participation...

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