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University of Guam President Robert Underwood recently spoke at the Peter Tali Coleman Lecture of Pacific Public Policy at the Center for Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific Studies and the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University. Underwood’s lecture, “The Changing American Lake in the...
When Jake Aitken (Ngāti Ruapani, Ngai Tūhoe) returned to Aotearoa last week from a trip to Australia, which he does about two or three times each year, he was met with a shock. Six years ago, for his 18th birthday, Aitken had been gifted a taonga made of whale bone, carved into a design that...
Police in Samoa have appealed to the public for help to identify the driver of a vehicle believed have been involved in fatal a hit and run accident which claimed the life of an Australia missionary. According to a report by Talamua News Service, police said the suspect had been identified as...
The Oceania Customs Organisation secretariat says it is seeing a worrying increase in methamphetamine imported to the region. The head of the secretariat, Seve Paeniu, said it believed this stems from a significant increase in production in China, driven by demand for the drug in Australia and New...
A Samoan father of seven who killed his son with a machete has had murder charges against him dismissed by a panel of five assessors. They instead found him guilty of manslaughter after a week long hearing presided over by Justice Vui Clarence Nelson. The Samoa Observer reported that Afereti Talato...
NOTHING TO FEAR, REASSURES SAMOA AIRWAYS CEO — Samoa Airways is fully covered insurance wise. And there is nothing to fear, reassures the Chief Executive Officer Seiuli Alvin Tuala. The airline has inked a US$2 billion dollar insurance policy. The policy includes; US$1 billion for the 737-800...
World Supermodel South Pacific is a regional finals being held in Fiji that allows entrants to compete from around the region i.e. Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands, Samoa, PNG, and surrounding South Pacific Region with the winner getting an all-expense paid trip to represent the South...
Church Ministers did not mince words when they expressed anger and disappointment at the government’s decision to tax their incomes – and gratuities - starting on 01 January 2018. Strong emotive language was used which led to one government official shedding tears in an attempt to appease unhappy...
It’s not goodbye Samoa for N.Y.C.’S Ari Roland Jazz Quartet. After an action packed cultural exchange, the band has left Samoa’s shores but they hope to return soon. The band performed at 15 different locations includingthe Mapuifagalele Home for the Elderly, Poutasi Village, Pesega College, T.V....
Samoa Airways is copping flak in the first week of its operation but says "Rome wasn't built overnight". Samoa Airways' general manager Seiuli Alvin Tuala said he was working on solving problems that sparked criticism following the first day of the airline's operation on Tuesday. The one aircraft...

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