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Supplied Sol3 Mio is performing three shows at Manurewa's David Nathan Park, singing in Samoan.
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Opera singing group Sol3 Mio will play three sold out shows in Auckland, completely in Samoan. Brothers Pene and Amitai Pati, along with their cousin Moses Mackay, will perform at David Nathan Park in Manurewa on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8.30pm. The trio will sing...
Photo of Medicare card
Region 9, San Francisco. CALIFORNIA — Let’s say you go for your annual physical and your doctor recommends that you get a hearing and balance test. Or an electrocardiogram (EKG). Or a Hepatitis B screening. Does your Original Medicare cover these services? Now there’s a quick way to find out, using...
Samoa Court building
Apia, SAMOA — A village council in Samoa has decided to fine men who beat their wives $US760 and banish them if they don't pay. Newsline Samoa reported the Vaie'e council on Safata voted this week to take action against domestic violence. It followed a court notifying the council that a woman from...
Federal District Court Building in Anchorage, Alaska.
    Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Accused by federal prosecutors as being the “instigator” and “leader” in a mail theft case, which included Apple computers, Congress Lepou is also alleged to have also stolen hundreds of cigarette cartons and cans of chewing tobacco as well as cellular phones — all...
Faces of meth abuse.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government has pointed the finger at neighboring American Samoa as being a source of illegal drugs being smuggled into the country. Newsline Samoa reports the customs minister, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, saying American Samoa had been a long standing headache for his country's...
Federal District Court Building in Anchorage, Alaska.
Anchorage, ALASKA — One of the three Samoan defendants — accused along with three others with stealing more than 300 computers sent by mail and destined for schools in remote villages in Alaska — was sentenced last Friday at the federal court in Anchorage, Alaska. Breadoflife ‘Presley’ Faiupu, 36...
Saute Sapolu
Apia, SAMOA — A member of the public has made a verbal threat against Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, in a video that immediately went viral last night. Saute Sapolu posted the video on Facebook yesterday. In the video, Saute swears at Prime Minister Tuilaepa, using words that...
Malele Paulo at the Police station
Apia, SAMOA — The Police yesterday confirmed that Malele Paulo, better known as “King Faipopo,” has been charged with making false statements. The confirmation from the Police was issued after Mr. Paulo spent Friday night in Police custody following his arrest at the S.N.P.F. Plaza that afternoon....
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND  — A quietly spoken police officer, dressed in trademark black boots and blue-on-blue is hunched over a lab table examining a huge fist of cannabis. Kent Onesemo is one of 10 forensic police officers in Samoa. But the father of three has big dreams of making changes in his...
Talalelei Pauga.
Apia, SAMOA — The man, who threw a pig’s head and dog food, at Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi in Queensland Australia last year, does not regret his actions. Speaking to the Weekend Observer at Mulinu’u yesterday, Talalelei Pauga, of Lauli’i and Manono, denied that he attacked the...

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