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GCF PMU with stakeholders of the GCF-VCP
Apia, SAMOA — Community leaders from the villages covered under the Green Climate Fund Vaisigano Catchment Project (GCF-VCP) came out in full force this week to show their support of the project, at a consultation led by the Ministry of Finance via the GCF-VCP Project Management Unit, PMU. Held at...
Mr. and Mrs. Pauga.
Lotopa, SAMOA — A 79-year-old man was attacked by a pig at Lotopa and had to be rushed by his family to the hospital. The family of Lotopa resident Toleafoa Kovana Pauga have confirmed he was attacked by a pig belonging to his neighbour when contacted by the Samoa Observer. The attack comes after...
Malietoa Fa'amausili Moli
Apia, SAMOA — A contempt of court charge against Malietoa Fa’amausili Moli and fifteen other chiefs of Malie has been dismissed.  The decision was handed down by District Court Judge Alalatoa Rosella Papali’i on Friday evening. In her ruling, Judge Alalatoa said it is unfair to trial the accused on...
Convicted murderer Alatise Leafa
Apia, SAMOA — The man who was convicted of murdering a Cabinet minister, Alatise Leafa Vitale is claiming that he was threatened by a Probation Officer while in custody. Alatise was arrested for breaching his parole conditions and appeared before Judge Leota Raymond Schuster today. He entered a not...
Malele Paulo Atofu, known on social media as King Faipopo
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan man Malele Atofu, also known on social media as King Faipopo, has been arrested and placed in police custody for the second time. His lawyer, Unasa Iuni Sapolu, said his client is facing new charges of making a defamatory post on Facebook. Unasa is accusing the police of abuse...
 President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine, and President of the Federated States of Micronesia David Panuelo, US President Donal Trump and President of the Republic of Palau Tommy E. Remengesau
Washington, D.C. — Pacific analysts say a meeting between US President Donald Trump and the Freely Associated States has ignored climate change. The historic event on Tuesday with Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia renewed Washington's ties to the states. But a joint...
North Korean ambassador to the United Nations
United Nations, NEW YORK CITY — North Korean Ambassador to the UN, Kim Song held a rare news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, calling Washington's seizure of the North Korean cargo ship Wise Honest "unlawful". "The United States has committed an unlawful and...
stock photo of Samoa police van
Apia, SAMOA — Testimony from Frysna Rimoni, the victim in the attempted murder trial who was allegedly shot in the face by Peter Tulaga, spanned approximately four hours last Wednesday, taking up most of the time on day two of Tulaga's trial in the Supreme Court. Rimoni provided her evidence long...
Queen Salote
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Tonga's late Queen Sālote Tupou lll will be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Pacific Music Awards in Auckland. The award will be posthumously presented at the 15th awards ceremony on Thursday. Queen Sālote ascended to the throne in 1918 when she...
 The Pacific delegation in Washington DC
Washington, D.C. — Much of China's planned investment in the Pacific region is unlikely to eventuate, a top US official says, downplaying regional security fears ahead of an historic meeting between President Trump and Pacific counterparts. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity during a...

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