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 Police on the scene of the reported beating
Apia, SAMOA — A woman was attacked at around 3 pm outside of the Vaivase Primary School gate yesterday. Police were at the scene and an ambulance rushed the woman to the hospital. Some of the eye witnesses said that the woman who was in a blue car was attacked by four women. Onlookers who spoke to...
Malele Atofu, aka King Faipopo, sitting in court
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa the sentence of Malele Atofu Paulo also known as King Faipopo on a charge of making false accusations and defaming Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has been set aside. This comes as Paulo considers vacating the guilty plea his lawyer entered last week. The...
A pig crosses the tarmac at Asau airfield
Asau, SAMOA — Early in the morning, before sunrise, low tide on the Samoan island of Savai'i reveals the remnants of an old American airstrip, washed away by decades of erosion, cyclones and tsunamis. The World War II site in Asau, which also hosts a 1960s-era concrete wharf in its well-protected...
Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Ministry of Health has issued a statement to clarify the circumstances around the death of a week-old baby girl at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital yesterday. Ministry of Health Deputy Director General of Clinical Services, Tevaga Dr Ponifasio Ponifasio has condemned a...
Salelologa couple Oscar and Senora Chong Nee
Apia, SAMOA — A Salelologa couple is denying criminal charges of possession of narcotics, firearms, and ammunition. The couple entered not guilty pleas to 11 charges in court this week before Justice Leiataualesa Darryl Clarke. Court prosecution has alleged that the illegal items were found on...
Cans of StarKist Light Chunk Tuna
San Francisco, CA — Ongoing legal arguments —outlined in the latest court filing — continue between StarKist Co., and the US Justice Department over whether the cannery should sell a portion of its $154 million interest in Techpack Solution Inc., to pay a $100 million fine for their participation...
Samoa Supreme Court building
Apia, SAMOA — Police investigation into the deaths of a church minister and a female church member now await the arrival of a pathologist from New Zealand to determine the cause of the death. Police say their team is continuing to collect information in connection to the deaths. Speculations on the...
(l r) Escaped prisoners Pati Chong Nee and Suitupe Faamoe Paufai
Apia, SAMOA — On going police attempts without success, to catch escaped prisoners Pati Chong Nee and Suitupe Faamoe Paufai, is pointing increasingly towards the public helping to hide them. Several frustrated Police sources contacted by Newsline Samoa felt that there are people who know where the...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Palikir, FSM — The US has started negotiations to renew agreements with its freely associated states in the Pacific, in a counter to Chinese influence in the region. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been in the Federated States of Micronesia meeting with its president and leaders from Palau and...
Leutogi Te'o (C) and Luse Tauvale (R) talking to their lawyer
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's nurses association says safety measures in the country's hospitals have improved since the deaths of two vaccinated infants. On Friday, two nurses were jailed for five years for administering incorrectly mixed vaccines last year. But according to one critic, the pair are...

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