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A ruling HRPP party MP in Samoa, Faumuina Wayne Fong, has called on the government to consider changing the law to allow locals to gamble in casinos. The MP for the urban seat of Faleata West has told Parliament the Totalisator Board responsible for collecting revenue from casinos is facing low...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi who is also the Minister of Police has the sole authority whether to arm the police officers or not. This authorization of power was approved when Parliament passed into law the Police Powers Amendment Bill 2017 Tuesday morning (...
Apia, SAMOA — Unmasking the future of Samoa, as BlueSky Samoa launches its 4G+ or LTE advances a technology that’s been in the making for the last three years, says Bluesky Chief Executive Officer, Toleafoa Douglas Creevey at the official launching Tuesday evening (Samoa Time) at the Sheraton Hotel...
Hundreds of people in Vanuatu are flocking day and night to a stream near Luganville on Santo that is said to have miraculous healing powers. The Vanuatu Daily Post reported that people suffering from all manner of sicknesses, ailments and disabilities have been drinking from the stream at its...
MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING SON, ORDERED TO RETAIN ATTORNEY Apia, SAMOA— Despite his clear statement that he does not want to retain an attorney before the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Patū Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu insisted that Afereti Talato Mapusu seek representation due seriousness of the...
Apia, SAMOA — “No parent doesn’t love their children, but the daily challenges of raising a family on top of other obligations is one difficult task and low income families tend to find ways to meet these needs and this is the end result, sending their children to sell goods,” said Chief Executive...
WHEN WILL COMMISH RETURN TO WORK? Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoli’ai Sailele Malielegaoi has confirmed that the cabinet has yet to decide when the Commissioner of Public Safety, Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil will return to work. This was made known during his weekly radio program on Samoa...
GUNSHOT VICTIM RECOVERING Apia, SAMOA — A 57-year-old father is slowly recovering from the gunshot wounds he sustained when a 16-year-old boy shot the man with a 357 pistol. The incident occurred in Faleatiu and the boy had since been arrested and charged. He’s scheduled to appear in the Supreme...
It looks like another Samoan will be competing in the Scripps Spelling Bee in May this year held in Washington D.C. Folau Holi who won her Spelling Bee competition in California, is an 8th grader from Fort Irwin Middle School who won the Silver Valley Unified School District Bee. Folau’s Mother is...
Apia, SAMOA — Repeat offender Daniel Vailopa has appeared in court again, this time he’s charged in connection with an attempted rape and stealing incident that occurred last year October. Sentencing in this matter, which was held last week was handed down by Supreme Court Justice Mata Tuatagaloa....

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