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San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — Renato Curto, the long-time CEO of Tri Marine, could wind up testifying at the trial of Chris Lischewski about an email he sent in 2012 which, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) alleges, implicates the long-time Bumble Bee Foods top executive in price-fixing canned tuna...
Samoan PM, Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi is continuing his campaign to reduce the cost of traditional gift giving at official events. At his weekly media conference, Tuila'epa announced that cartons of canned mackerel and corned beef had been reduced in size, meaning a...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Revenue in Samoa has withdrawn tax charges against a further 19 ministers from the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa. The ministers appeared in the District Court this week with the church General Secretary Vavatau Taufao confirming the withdrawals. In July a...
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Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — There are fresh warnings in Auckland today after a passenger on a flight from Samoa to Auckland tested positive for measles. Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) says the passenger wasn't aware they had measles at the time of travelling and went into isolation...
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — A police constable in Samoa, Lefiu Aiga Fono, has appeared in court on charges of murder and manslaughter following the death of man in a stone throwing incident at Faleasi'u village early this year. Another man, who is a relative of the accused, has also been charged. The policeman...
In this Samoa News file photo, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt is pictured with Congresswoman Aumua Amata.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt has wrapped up his trip to Tuvalu as head of the U.S. delegation to the 31st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Partners Dialogue, which took place on August 16, 2019. The high-level U.S. government delegation comprised senior officials from...
A large raft of pumice is floating in the Pacific, northwest of Tonga
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — A large raft of pumice is floating in the Pacific after an underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga earlier this month. Within a week the raft was twice the size of New York's Manhattan. Vulcanologist with GNS Science Brad Scott said the eruption was noticed by cruising yachties...
Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Canberra, AUSTRALIA — The Australian Government welcomes Samoa's ratification of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus as a major step towards bringing the agreement into force, which will deliver closer economic integration across the region. Samoa becomes the first of the...
 Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister and Minister of Police, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, says he is not involved in any way in the police handling of investigations into an alleged assassination plot. In his weekly radio show, Tuila'epa quoted several biblical verses to describe the people who...
The vehicle in which the pregnant Samoa woman was riding.
Papatoetoe Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A crash on Papatoetoe’s Kolmar Rd involving three vehicles has left a Samoan couple expecting their first child in hospital with injuries. The crash left two cars badly damaged and it’s passengers transferred to Middlemore hospital, while the third vehicle is said...

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