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Rocketman movie poster
PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH NEWSDESK — The movie Rocketman is likely to be banned in the Cook Islands, despite having already been in the cinema for a week, reports the Cook Islands News. The film, a biography of English pop singer Elton John, was banned in Samoa last week due to its graphic depiction of...
Cancer cells image
Apia, SAMOA — Scientists in Samoa are hoping a new collaboration with New Zealand researchers will help them discover new cancer medicines from native plants and marine organisms. Two members of the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa have returned from a visit to the Maurice Wilkins Centre...
Gateway to the old Tafa'igata prison in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Police are planning the 1 July transfer of more than 300 prisoners at Tafa'igata to the multimillion dollar facility at Tanumalala. The Samoa Observer reported that Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil admitted there was a lot to consider. The Tanumalala facility is about...
Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil
Apia, SAMOA — A Salelologa man who assaulted a police officer who was making an arrest has brought himself and his family a lot of grief from the police and the village. The officer of the law was reportedly struck with an ‘amo’ or wooden staff used for carrying shoulder loads about a fortnight ago...
One of Talofa Airways Twin Commander aircraft
Apia, SAMOA — Airline company Talofa Airways has applied to the Samoa Government for approval to service the Niue and Wallis and Futuna routes. The airline, which is headquartered in Samoa's domestic Fagali'i airport in Apia, currently flies to Pago Pago in American Samoa and Tongatapu in Tonga....
A CAE Boeing 787-9 full-flight simulator
HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines, gearing up for another growth period, today announced it is purchasing a CAE Boeing 787-9 full-flight simulator (FFS) to help prepare its pilots for the entry-into-service of a new Dreamliner fleet. The state-of-the-art, multimillion-dollar CAE 7000XR Series FFS is...
Prince Harry and Leilua Lino
London, ENGLAND  — Prince Henry said that it is up to young people to raise awareness of climate change as he spoke to guests at a garden party this week. The event was held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth and the Duke of Sussex was attending in his role as Commonwealth Youth...
SEASONAL WORKER PROGRAM LOGO
Apia, SAMOA — The biggest single employer in American Samoa, StarKist Samoa’s Cannery should have 200 fish cleaners from Samoa on their payroll in the near future. The Samoans are hired under the territory’s Guest Workers Program.  The Program is the territory’s identical version to the Seasonal...
Surveillance video captured the brutal beating
KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii — A defense attorney representing one of three individuals charged in the attempted murder of a hotel security guard placed the blame on the victim, calling him the aggressor and responsible for the brutal beating he endured. The jury trial for Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi...
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A Samoan couple say Oranga Tamariki gave them less than 48 hours' notice their foster daughter of almost a year would be taken away. They had repeatedly tried to apply to be the permanent foster parents for their 6-year-old foster daughter, Sarah*, who is Pākehā and has...

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