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THREE SAMOA MEN IN CUSTODY ON MURDER CHARGES  Samoa police have charged three men with murder following the death of a 43-year-old man at a village east of the Faleolo International Airport last weekend. TV1 Samoa reported police as saying the victim was drinking alcohol with the three accused men...
WASHINGTON –  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced on Monday the signing of Secretarial Order #3361, expanding the functions and responsibilities of the Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech to include the Office of International Affairs and the Ocean, Great Lakes, and...
The Chui Zai Fa No. 1, the Taiwanese longliner that went aground in American Samoa on Monday, has broken up in the surf zone off Leone Bay, Tutuila.  The Coast Guard estimates that the 88-foot fishing vessel had as much as 30,000 gallons of diesel on board at the time it went onto the reef, based...
FORMER HEAD OF STATE TO ADDRESS AUCKLAND CONFERENCE  Former Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi will be speaking on a panel for the first of a three-part Pacific Law, Custom & Constitutionalism Conference series at the University of Auckland, next week. In light of Samoa’s...
The Samoan government is putting into practice a 25 year old law which requires newspapers and printing firms to register with the Justice Ministry. The Samoa Observer reports, CEO of the Justice Ministry, Papali'i John Taimalelagi, saying a "lapse" had been uncovered during a routine review of...
AMERICAN SAMOA LANDFILL GETS AN EXTENSION  The American Samoa Power Authority had estimated that the territory's only landfill would be full in two years. but they have found a way to extend its life.An era of ocean voyaging in Samoa has ended with the Samoa Shipping Corporation putting the Lady...
Real Tonga Airlines is preparing to start direct flights between Tonga and Samoa this month. The airline's owner Tevita Palu said it will fly its SAAB 340 which seats thirty passengers from Tongatapu to Faleolo Airport outside Apia, via Vavau, in Tonga's northern island group. Real Tonga Airlines...
The government of Samoa is looking to revive what used to be a $US7.8 million export market for kava. Kava was a significant export commodity until a ban imposed by European countries in 2001 caused many farmers to quit the industry. Consequently when the ban was lifted in 2015, demand could not be...
Three hospital workers have been charged and accused of stealing pharmaceutical products from the Hospital Pharmacy as part of an alleged ring to manufacture methamphetamine or ice.  This was confirmed by Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo, yesterday. The...
Two Marshallese women caught up in an apparent illegal adoption scheme have been stopped at Majuro airport and prevented from travelling to the United States by authorities. Our correspondent Giff Johnson said immigration authorities detained a suspected adoption agent for questioning along with...

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