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 Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Hollywood, CALIFORNIA — For Samoan actor, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, his dream has just come true, having been cast as the lead role in a Hollywood film about Hawaii's King Kamehameha. Dwayne Johnson made the announcement on Instagram, indicating his delight at getting to act the part. Here is his...
Apia, SAMOA — Clearly frustrated by his inability to control relentless attacks against him on Facebook, Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi last week said he had had enough. In an interview with TV1Samoa, Tuilaepa announced he had instructed the Attorney General's office to begin...
The courthouse in Apia, Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — Two nurses accused of killing two babies in Samoa have pleaded not guilty in the Supreme Court at Apia. The two accused, Leutogi Te'o and Luse Emo Tuavale, entered a not guilty plea to manslaughter, conspiracy to defeat the course of justice and negligence. The women remain on bail...
The yacht at Marina bay
Apia, SAMOA — Customs and police have allegedly discovered the drug methamphetamine on a yacht which is now docked at the Marina Bay. The discovery was made during a joint operation last Thursday involving over 20 officials from various government agencies. The vessel has been cordoned off at the...
Leausa Dr. Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Health has refuted reports that the death of a woman at Momoa was a result of her taking the lymphatic filariasis triple drug regimen. Holding a press conference yesterday at the Ministry of Health headquarters, Chief Executive Officer, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri said they...
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele delivered a passionate speech about climate change in Sydney on Thursday, saying world leaders who are deniers are “utterly stupid.” He has urged Australia to make deeper cuts to its carbon emissions in a bid to save Pacific Island nations...
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...

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