Ads by Google Ads by Google

Regional

 Luse Emo Tauvale (center wearing the red puletasi) leaves the courthouse in Apia last year
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa there has been a further delay in the trial of two nurses charged over the deaths of two children in July last year after receiving MMR immunizations. The nurses appeared before the Chief Justice in Samoa's Supreme Court last week and their defence lawyer has confirmed he...
The Aggie Grey‘s hotel and bungalows in Apia
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan government is preparing to seize assets from the prominent Grey family to cover outstanding payments on a $US20 million loan. The government lent the family the money to pay for repairs to the Aggie Grey‘s hotel in the wake of Cyclone Evan in 2012. The Aggie Grey‘s hotel...
Brown tree snake in Guam
Hagåtña, GUAM — Authorities in Guam are conducting air drops of dead mice to continue efforts to combat the invasive brown tree snake. The Marianas Variety reported that the bait airdrop was conducted by US military and Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services. The system of dropping drug-laced...
Viliamu Samu, also known as Joe Matamata
Hawkes Bay, NEW ZEALAND — The identity of a man accused of slavery and trafficking in Hawke's Bay can now be revealed. Samoan national Viliamu Samu, known locally as Joe Matamata, has been charged with human trafficking and slavery after he allegedly brought Samoans to New Zealand to work illegally...
International arrivals line at NZ airport
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Pacific islanders are being encouraged by Immigration New Zealand to register for this year's ballot under the Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category. The ballot, open to citizens of Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati and Tuvalu takes place between 1 and 30 April. Each year up...
Hans Christopher Dalton
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — An Auckland man found dead in a water drum in a Samoan prison may have been forced into it, a court has heard. Hans Christopher Dalton was found half-submerged in a 44 gallon drum in his Tafa'igata prison cell on Boxing Day in 2012. Six years later, an inquest to determine...
Apia, SAMOA — The use of Samoan plants as medicinal treatment for non-communicable diseases (NCD) could soon be scientifically proven and accepted for Samoans to use.  This was revealed in an interview with the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Lopao’o Natanielu Mua.  As part of an initiative...
Claremont Lincoln chief operating officer Dr. Joseph Sallustio.
Claremont, CALIFORNIA — Following the announcement that Argosy University is closing its campuses across the nation, online graduate school Claremont Lincoln University, based in Claremont, California, has announced it will work to accept as many Argosy University graduate students as possible....
Chick of the Sea canned tuna
San Diego, CA — Thai Union Group’s US shelf-stable operation has reached an agreement with some of its biggest customers, retailer Target and broadline distributors US Foods and Sysco, resolving lawsuits that had alleged the companies had been damaged by the canner's price-fixing. According to...
Talalelei Pauga and his legal team
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's district court has convicted Talalelei Pauga of making false declaration to his arrival card and ordered him to pay a fine of $US1200. Today's sentencing came after Pauga admitted the offence under Samoa's Immigration Act on Thursday. A police source revealed Pauga had...

Pages