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SAMOA PRIME MINISTER RETURNS HOME AFTER NZ HOSPITAL MEDICAL CHECKS — Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi arrived home safely from New Zealand Sunday evening after completion of his medical checks. He was accompanied by Mrs. Gillian Malielegaoi, Director General of Health,...
Former Cabinet Minister and senior Member of Parliament, FaumuinaTiatiaLiuga, has rejected claimsthat he isthe leader of a group campaigning for votes should the Prime Ministership role be up for grabs. “There is no such thing and it’s not me,” Faumuina said emphatically when he was approached by...
Hawaiian Republican Party Gubernatorial candidate Andria Tupuola, husband Tavo and daughters Tabitha and Cumorah were blessed by Hawaii Kahu Kalehua Featheran at the opening of a campaign fundraising event at a Portlock residence in Hawaii Kai, Hawaii, on Saturday, Oct. 21.  [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
CANNABIS REFERENDUM PART OF GREENS' DEAL New Zealand will have a referendum on legalizing marijuana for personal use as part of the Greens deal with Labor. An email to party members sets out policies the Greens secured in their confidence and supply agreement. Drug use will be treated as a health...
A 62-year-old man in Samoa has admitted charges of incest, rape and indecent assault against his daughter. The victim, who was the eighth of 11 children, was 17-years-old at the time of the first assault. She gave birth to three children by her father in 2010, 2012 and 2013. The police summary of...
Reports from Samoa say the acting prime minister Papali'itele Niko Lee Hang is vowing to look into an apparent conspiracy to displace the prime minister. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has been in hospital in New Zealand and is due back in Samoa on Sunday. Papali'itele told the Samoa Observer he had...
SAMOA PM DUE HOME FROM NZ HEALTH TREATMENT SUNDAY  — The prime minister of Samoa, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, is due to return to Apia on Sunday after receiving medical treatment in New Zealand. Tuila'epa was flown to New Zealand by air ambulance two weeks ago. Our correspondent in Samoa,...
UPDATE: SOLVING BROADBAND PROBLEMS — A pro-active approach and a co-operative response to solve a telecommunication problem has resulted in a positive relationship between the two Samoas.   Network interference originating from the telecommunication companies in American Samoa led Samoa’s...
It is time the Pacific people critically re-examine their history and the rich resources embedded in all island cultures’ core understanding of what it means to be a Pacific Islander.  The message comes from leading Samoan Theologian and Scholar, Reverend Dr. Upolu Lumā Vaai. In Fiji, he recently...
In the indigenous context we both mourn and celebrate death and dying. Through a felt belief in the spiritual, in how it gives meaning to thoughts and acts of love and compassion – to alofa, aloha, aroha, ‘ofa – and to ideas and practices of nurturing life, indigenous peoples gain insight not only...

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