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PFF co-Chair Monica Miller
Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS — Government in Samoa should not waste taxpayers money on arresting and prosecuting a public critic, says PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum. "Focus on fighting corruption, not freedom of speech," says PFF Chair Bernadette Carreon of Palau, reminding Samoa of its commitment to...
Police talking to students near school bus.
Apia, SAMOA — The Catholic Education Director, Father Mikaele Tuimavave, has appealed to students to stop the violence and focus on their studies. His appeal comes on the back of a recent brawl in Apia between students from the Saint Joseph’s College and Church College Pesega. In an interview with...
Aniseko Vaelei (left) and his partner in crime, Pati Chong Nee
Apia, SAMOA — One of two convicts who escaped from Samoa's main prison nearly two months ago has been recaptured by Samoa Police along with $10,000 in cash. According to a statement from Police, Aniseko Vailei was caught by officers investigating a home invasion in the early hours of Thursday...
 Children take part in the Nobesity Samoa program.
Suva, FIJI — A leading academic at Fiji National University says childhood obesity has become such a problem in the Pacific that some children may have shorter lives than their parents. William May said childhood obesity is a growing problem in the region, affecting their health and also increasing...
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister has told a delegation from the National Council of Churches their attempts at being peacemakers have come too late. TV1 Samoa reports a meeting took place over the ongoing disagreement between government and the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa regarding...
Viola Suliveta and Tapaau Panapa
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa police have appealed for information that would lead to the location of two girls who were last seen last Wednesday. Viola Suliveta and Tapaau Panapa – who are both 15 years of age and attend Vaimauga College – were last seen in class last Wednesday and are yet to return...
Head of State, Highness Tuimaleali'ifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II.
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Government has amended the Constitution to reduce the term in office for the Head of State to ten years.  And after the first term, the Head of State is only eligible upon reappointment for a second term.  These amendments – known as the Head of State Constitutional...
  Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and Paulo Malele or King Faipopo.
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, says the man who accused him of “murder, corruption and gun smuggling” among other things will finally have his day in Court.  He was referring to Paulo Malele, who is better known as “King Faipopo,” whom the Police arrested and...
Pacific Games office receives $200,000 from McDonald's Restaurant
Apia, SAMOA — McDonald's Family Restaurant this past week offered a helping hand to the Pacific Games through a generous donation of $200,000.  The signing of the memorandum of understanding and presentation of the cheque was carried out by the Chief Financial Officer of McDonald’s Samoa, Fuimaono...
Samoa PM and Police Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoai
Apia, SAMOA — The police in Samoa are investigating a threat made against the life of the prime minister on social media The threat was posted by Saute Sapolu, a Samoan man living in the United States. The threat was made in a video that went viral in Samoa before being taken down by police. Mr...

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