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A Samoan man residing in California, described by federal agents as a “career drug dealer” and leader of a drug gang has been sentenced to serve 20 years in jail, for his role in the transporting of a “large quantity of meth” from California to Hawai’i, according to federal court documents. Federal...
The First Presidency of the LDS Church has called Beaver Taituliatu Ho Ching  as new temple president and Judy Ann Miller Ho Ching as matron. They will begin their service later this year. Beaver Taituliatu Ho Ching, 70, Riverton 23rd (Samoan) Branch, Riverton Utah Stake, called as president of the...
Despite their undying love for their former Reverend Opapo Oeti, the Congregational Christian Church in Samoa (C.C.C.S) in Falelatai is moving on, Samoa Observer reported over the weekend. They will be looking for a replacement church minister over the next six months, according to an official of...
MARKET UPDATE Tuna prices were around $1550 metric ton (mt) in Bangkok at the end of March, down from a high of $1750 mt in February. Pundits predicted the price would hover at the $1500 mt mark for April, based on supply and demand in current conditions. US INCREASES FISHING IN COOK ISLANDS The...
TWO GREAT MUSIC EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN PAGO Two great music events are happening this week in Pago — American Samoa. They are the Reunion of Sami Band and the UN International Jazz Day 2017. The “Reunion of Sami Band”, sponsored by the Tradewinds Hotel, is happening on Saturday, Apr. 29, 6p....
Samoa is ranked highest among Pacific Island countries in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders places Samoa on 21st place, followed by Tonga on 49th place and Papua New Guinea on 51st. The lowest ranked Pacific country is Fiji on 67th place. They are all ranked higher than...
Max Bartel and his Samoan wife Christine ‘Tine’ Kruse and their baby son, Gunther, is one of the photos found in a new book containing photos dating back to when many Germans lived in Samoa, recently released in Apia. Called 'To Walk Under Palm Trees', the book contains rare photos, many sourced...
The editor of the Samoa Observer newspaper is raising media freedom concerns after police searched the paper's premises looking for the identity of an online blogger. The police action followed the paper publishing a letter about a girl who showed signs on her body of the stigmata, or marks similar...
Samoa needs to capitalise on the United States market. And American Samoa provides a window for that to happen. This is the opinion of the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, La’auli Leuatea Polataivao.   “We have a lot of offer for American Samoa and the U.S. markets, and we need American Samoa...
The death of another Samoan Recognised Seasonal Employer worker is expected to lead to the launch of a fitness programme and test for potential participants in the scheme. The health of Samoan RSE workers has come under the spotlight after the death of a worker in Australia. Last month a seasonal...

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