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The Edge Marina View night club in Matautu
Apia, SAMOA — Popular night club Edge Marina View has been shutdown after the Liquor Board stripped its liquor and beverage license. Minister for Revenue and Liquor Board chairman, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, told the Samoa Observer that the decision of the Board has been conveyed to the club’s owners...
Honolulu, HAWAII — A 24-year-old man has been arrested, accused of assaulting another man in Aiea on Monday, according to Honolulu police. But it’s his name that’s raising eyebrows. Police records say the suspect, whose name is Super Bowl Akerise, got into an argument with a 26-year-old man and “...
A transshipment vessel off shore of a Pacific island
Honolulu, HAWAII — Pacific Island fisheries leaders want the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, or Tuna Commission, to start effectively managing transshipments on the high seas. The existing Commission measure governing transshipment was adopted in 2009 and is intended for review...
Kalisolaite 'Uhila - Performance artist
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, whose performance art saw him spend three months homeless in Auckland, is heading to Honolulu’s Biennial. The award-winning Tongan-born experiential performance artist lives in Auckland. His works have involved him spending days in a pig pen, being '...
Hans Dalton's siblings, Nicholas and Natasha Dalton with lawyer Olinda Woodroffe
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The psychiatrist who treated a New Zealand man shortly before he was found dead in a Samoan prison cell has refused to give evidence at an inquest into the man's death. Hans Dalton died on Boxing Day, 2012. He was found head-down in a 44-gallon water drum. His family believe...
Nurses take their oaths
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Ministry of Health has had an injection of 81 newly qualified nurses and midwives to boost its health services register. The new registered nurses and midwives recently took their oath after receiving their certificates and badges at the National University of Samoa Fale. The...
The courthouse in Apia, Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — The Deputy Registrar of the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration, Ve'atauia Fa'atasi Puleiata, has identified the three men charged in connection to the Police investigation into the death of Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili. Responding to questions from the Sunday Samoan yesterday...
Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein Atoll
Kwajalein Atoll, CNMI — A fisherman on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands got more than he bargained for when he pulled in his throw net last week. It contained 48 Kg of plastic bags containing what is believed to be cocaine. The haul of white powder was in professionally double-wrapped and...
Loau Keneti Sio
Apia, SAMOA — Sex Education will not be an option for the education curriculum in Samoa.  That’s the response from the Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio, to calls by members of the public to include sex education in the secondary schools curriculum. “That is absurd,” the...
Jeremiah Malaki Tauili'ili with his family.
Apia, SAMOA — Three men in Samoa have been arrested and charged over the death of a civil engineer. Jeremiah Malaki Tauili'ili, 24, was employed by the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure. He died in hospital on Wednesday after an incident outside an Apia night club in the early hours...

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