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Miss Samoa contestants and supporters
Taumeasina Island, SAMOA — Glamour, glitz galore at the Taumesina Resort where the McDonald's Samoa Miss Samoa Pageant 2018 was officially launched. And it is the beginning of 10 days of events starting in Upolu and ending at the Don Bosco Technical College in Salelologa where the pageant will be...
Group photo of the ILGA Oceania Conference 2018 in Apia, Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — Today marks day two of the ILGA Oceania Conference 2018, with Australia’s Chargé d’Affaires Amanda Jewell, speaking on a panel, joined by United States of American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Tony Greubel. Ms. Jewell reiterated Australia’s loyal support for equal human rights and long-...
Federal District Court Building in Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu, HAWAII — Attorneys representing the parents and wife of an American Samoan man who died three years ago after he was arrested by police in downtown Honolulu have accused the police officers’ defense team of being “abusive” and “unprofessional” during depositions, according to the latest...
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
Washington, D.C. —  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will lead a high-level U.S. government delegation — comprising senior officials from the White House, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Agency for...
Congresswoman Amata (center) with daughter Kirsten (left) and Congresswoman Bordallo (right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Guam delegate to the United States Congress, Madeleine Bordallo, is retiring from politics after losing a primary election at the weekend. She has been in Congress for nearly 16 years but lost in the primary to her Democratic Party challenger, senator Michael San Nicolas...
Samoa's prime minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi welcomes Salvation Army delegation
Apia, SAMOA — The Salvation Army New Zealand has officially begun work in Samoa this month to run programs for victims of substance abuse and addiction. A church and addiction treatment center will be set up. Another focus will be addressing violence against women and children. The church was first...
McDonald's location in Apia, Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — The newly renovated McDonald’s Restaurant in Apia is set to open in October this year.  This was confirmed by the restaurant Owner, Tautolo Agaoleatu Charlie Tautolo, who told the Sunday Samoan the reconstruction work includes existing building and its parking area and upgrading of...
Lady Samoa III ferryboat
Apia, SAMOA — The Government is considering purchasing another ferry to cater for the increasing number of people travelling between Upolu and Savai’i. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi revealed his Government’s plans during his weekly programme with the media. “I have already told the...
Lead coordinator Susitina Lene helps to administer treatment to a family in Leauvaa
Apia, SAMOA  — Minor side effects from the treatment of filariasis is expected but there is nothing to be worried about, says World Health Organization’s Dr. Rasul Baghirov. Members of the public have recently reported having adverse reactions to the treatment, which is part of a Government...
Gordon Langkilde is tackled during a World Series match against New Zealand
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — The court hearing for Samoa sevens international Gordon Langkilde has been deferred until next month. The 22-year-old was charged in July on two counts of battery, one count of assault and one misdemeanour charge following an off-field altercation with Welsh players at...

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