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Samoans in New Zealand's Auckland city met recently to discuss how land rights back in Samoa would affect families living abroad. The Samoa Solidarity International group led the meeting to give clarity on the Lands Title Registration Act 2008 which some claim breaks communal land into individual...
SAMOAN NFL STAR’S HEARTWARMING CHRISTMAS STORY  Fancy working in the restaurant and getting a US$1,000 ($T2,400) tip!  That’s exactly what happened to staff at Applebee's restaurant in Tampa Bay, thanks to Samoan NFL star, Sealver Siliga. According to TMZ.com, the entire staff at an Applebee's...
A police manhunt is still under way in Samoa for two prisoners who escaped Tafaigata prison last week. Aniseko Vaelei and Uili Manuleleua escaped with two other inmates who have since been recaptured. Our Samoan Correspondent Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia said the public have been advised not to...
Samoa is ready to connect to the new Tui Samoa submarine cable in the New Year after its installation was completed on Boxing Day. The Samoa Submarine Cable Company said Samoa, Fiji, and Wallis and Futuna are now inter-connected via the undersea optical fibre system which spans more than 1,470...
Police Commissioner, Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil, bid farewell to Police officers who have been forced to resign from their posts due to government enforcing the law about married couples working in the Ministry. According to a statement from the Police, Fuiavaili’ili gave his blessings to the men and...
Samoa's Prime Minister says the passing of the criminal libel law recently sends a warning that people who abuse freedom of speech will be dealt with. Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi told the Samoa Observer that people hiding behind pseudonyms on blogs and social media pages should know they cannot...
Honouring the winter solstice with the traditional pine Christmas tree decorated with tinsel and ribbon is an early tradition that originates from the northern hemisphere.   Almost all of us can remember growing up anticipating the joy of putting up the Christmas tree and lights. If not a Christmas...
The dirty manger where the Messiah, Jesus Christ, was born and his humble upbringing is the true message of Christmas.  It is about love for one another and humility. That’s what Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said in wishing Samoa and the rest of the world a Merry Christmas....
The US Congress has passed emergency legislation to protect commercial fishing vessels and vessels of less than 79 feet from being required by the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain incidental discharge permits -- at least for another few weeks. The bill, S. 2273 headed to president Donald...
HONOLULU, HAWAII — Bank of Hawaii announced on Friday that it is increasing its minimum wage level to $15 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2018. The current level is $12 per hour. The increase allows Bankoh to have a minimum wage level that is in line with the state’s “living wage,” which is often cited...

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