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 Deputy PM Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Minister of Women, Community and Social Development, Faimalotoa Kika Stowers, and Sister Vitolia Mo’a, Advocate and Academic.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan men should take more responsibility during the holiday period to reduce domestic violence. That's the message from the Minister for Women, Faimalotoa Kika Stowers, who told TV1 that her ministry was continuing efforts to combat the problem. Faimalotoa urged men to drink in...
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  Lauli'i, SAMOA — A village in Samoa, angered by Facebook abuse against one of its chiefs, has come up with its own solution to the global problem: fine the perpetrators. The penalties, around $US2,000 each for the five families who were found to be responsible for the abuse, illustrate the...
The first female newborn on Christmas Day in Samoa
  Apia, SAMOA — While the world was asleep on Christmas morning, seven mothers welcomed their newborns at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital in Moto’otua. This was confirmed by midwife, Tiara Tu’ulua. She said the day would forever be in the memories of the proud mothers who welcomed their babies...
Samoa's Minister of Finance Sili Epa Tuioti.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government is proposing a three phase salary increase from next month for all public servants, members of the judiciary and MPs. The proposal was tabled in Parliament last Friday by the Minister of Finance, Sili Epa Tuioti. The minister said the increases would be implemented...
Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna'i
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND — The designer of a model that reinterprets celestial navigation and ocean voyaging says she hopes it can be used in development projects across the Pacific. Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna'i is the first Pacific person to become a fellow of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, a...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Ministry of Health is getting ready to register traditional tattoo artists, for safety reasons, and it's getting support from the country's most celebrated master tattooist. According to Newsline Samoa, respected traditional master tattooist Su'a Suluape Alaiva'a has come out...
Court House Mulinuu.
Apia, SAMOA — Herman Westerlund and Suapaina Savaiinaea have both entered not guilty pleas to the manslaughter charge, that they are jointly charged with over the death of Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili. Savai’inaea was also granted bail today and released, with his not guilty plea entered in the...
Amenoni Nasilasila
Sigatoka, FIJI — Fiji rugby sevens veteran, Amenoni Nasilasila, has been charged with rape over a weekend incident involving a 24 year old woman. Nasilasila, who is 26 years old, was remanded in custody after appearing in the Sigatoka Magistrates Court today. He is said to have handed himself into...
CCCS church ministers
Apia, SAMOA — Church Ministers from the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa that are appearing in the District Court on tax evasion charges were only charged for the January to May, 2018 period.  There are also another set of charges against the same defendants for the period June to November...
 Smoke billows from a chimney of the Solvay factory for production and processing of plastic materials, in Ospiate, near Milan, Italy, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
Apia, SAMOA — Having returned from the Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Poland this week on the convention framework on climate change, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said the road of negotiations had some disappointments.  One of the main objectives of COP24 was to finalise...

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