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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister says using teaching resources based on the works of the Scientology founder, Ron Hubbard, does not mean accepting his religious beliefs. Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi was responding to enquiries after the Samoa Observer reported last month that educational...
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Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A Samoan researcher at Auckland University is looking at culturally appropriate diagnostic tools for Pacific people when it comes to dealing with the prevention of dementia. The World Health Organisation, which recently released new guidelines on how to prevent dementia and...
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi aiming to shoot an arrow
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi recently announced his intention to compete at this year’s Pacific Games in Apia. The declaration might appear out of the ordinary, but the 74-year-old previously achieved the feat when Samoa last hosted the Games in 2007....
(L-R) Sister Peggy Haleck, Elder O. Vincent Haleck, the Russells, and Samoa Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali'ifano Va'aleto'a Eti Sualauvi II.
APIA, Samoa — The expected rain finally fell from the night sky here on Saturday night and made soggier the thousands of people already damp from the smothering humidity that enveloped them as they waited on stackable plastic chairs for the arrival of the first leader of The Church of Jesus Christ...
Apia, SAMOA — Despite an outdoor field venue drenched by two weeks of rain and a forecast calling for a 90 percent chance of more rainfall during the event, 10,000 people — 5 percent of the nation’s population — are expected to attend a devotional address here on Saturday night by President Russell...
U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan with Congresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen
WASHINGTON, D.C.  — U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of CNMI introduced a bill that requires a census every five years in the U.S. insular areas. Currently, the American Community Survey collects data on population, income, and other information important for policy making in the 50...
Ray and Reta Milovale and their children
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A South Auckland family have been left with nothing but the clothes on their backs after a fire destroyed their home and everything in it. Now the family of 10 are staying in a couple of rooms in a motel until they can find another house but they'll never recover precious...
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama
Suva, FIJI — The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has praised Fiji as a strong committed partner in peacekeeping and for taking a leading role in the battle against climate change. Mr Guterres was speaking after formal talks with the Fijian prime minister Frank Bainimarama this morning. Mr...
StarKist Tuna can with dolphin safe labeling
San Francisco, CA — In the midst of dealing with numerous price-fixing lawsuits, Bumble Bee Foods, Chicken of the Sea, and StarKist now face class-action complaints over the “Dolphin-Safe” claims on their tuna products. While Lion Capital-owned Bumble Bee, Thai Union-owned Chicken of the Sea, and...
Samoa Gridiron players during a practice session
Apia, SAMOA — In a first-time trip to have local American football players seen by scouts in the United States, Samoa Gridiron is sending nine young men to football camps in California this summer. The student-athletes will visit five camps at four campuses in California: two camps at Stanford...

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