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A south Auckland father-of-two has died in Samoa after contracting dengue fever. Mechanic Fiaalii Mariner and his family had moved to the South Pacific country for a year to start a car rental business and spend time with extended family. But the 43-year-old, from Ōtara​, fell desperately ill just...
Federal Way resident Angel Mulivai-Tobin has made it her mission to share the Polynesian culture and help others regardless of their background. The 2001 Thomas Jefferson High School graduate said the Polynesian culture – which includes American Samoa, Western Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti and Cook...
The 31st annual Miss Pacific Islands Pageant 2017 began with an official gathering in Nadi, Fiji the place where happiness meets you. On the theme - ‘Climate Change Action to Sustain our Islands’, the nine Pacific beauties gathered and met for the first time at Novotel on Friday, 1st Decemberand...
Thirty students have been arrested, reprimanded and released in relation to a brawl in the Apia township on Wednesday.  The students come from different colleges. Police Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino, confirmed the arrest. He said the students were brought to the Police station because...
The Samoan village of Iva has joined the list of villages, banning Chinese-owned shops from operating within their area. Three village councils this year have banned Chinese nationals from opening businesses on customary lands. Iva's mayor, Seve Luki, told the Samoa Observer the decision is not...
FREE MEDICAL CLINICS START NEXT MONDAY  The Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN) clinic, in collaboration with the Lions Club of Pago Pago and the Department of Health, will be in town to carry out a medical, vision, and dental clinic Dec. 4-7 at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei...
  The Tui cable will go live next month - if there are no glitches along the way. That is the assurance given by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i in response to questions from the Samoa Observer.  He has also assured the public that prices for...
The Samoa Airways booking system is currently undergoing testing and upgrades, so explained the airline’s Marketing Manager, Mr Dwayne Bentley, during an interview last week. He said the new airline recognizes that their current booking engine is inadequate to meet the expectations of their...
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, has issued what has been described “as a brand new ultimatum.” During his press conference on Thursday, he ruled that couples working at the Ministry of Police, would no longer be allowed to work together. In explaining why he was doing this, Tuilaepa...
WALMART VISITS MAJURO  A team from the US mega-corporation Walmart spent a week in Majuro touring fish processing facilities, looking at fishing vessels and meeting with government fisheries officials and the PNA office, according to the Marshall Islands Journal. “They are looking at the supply...

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