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container ship at sea
Apia, SAMOA — The container of personal effects where grenades were found in a Salelologa freight company compound, is shipped back to Apia today for a thorough inspection by Customs. Newsline Samoa can also confirm from top Government officials that a box of grenades was found during a routine...
The Central Bank of Samoa in the Apia
Apia, SAMOA — Increasing counterfeit currency continues to cause headaches for Samoan banking officials and the police. A report by the Central Bank of Samoa for the year ended June 2018 said the bank remains cautious and has actively promoted public awareness of counterfeit banknotes. The increase...
Brown Boys director, writer and actor Hans Masoe
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A self-funded feature film by Pacific filmmakers about six Samoan men growing up in South Auckland is being premiered on Thursday night.  Brown Boys director, writer and actor Hans Masoe told TVNZ1's Breakfast that "I wanted to tell a story that I knew and something that...
The road in Salelologa yesterday.
Salelologa, SAVAI’I  — The Police have sealed off certain parts of Salelologa Savai’i due to the threat of a grenade. The threat was confirmed by the Police last night in a media statement they issued. “The public is hereby advised that the Ministry of Police (M.O.P.) have sealed off certain areas...
 Minister of Health Tuitama Dr Talalelei Tuitama
Apia, SAMOA — Condoms will be freely available for the athletes during the July Pacific Games but this does not mean they are obligated to use them. More than a 1000  boxes of condoms have been put aside for use during the Games. These will be distributed at the games village and other locations...
Police officers with the gun outside Samoa court
Apia, SAMOA —  The trial of a former Senior Court Registrar accused of stealing a firearm from the Court Exhibit Room started in the Supreme Court last week. Victory Lesa has pleaded not guilty to the charge. In court, police witness Lomigo Brown of Lalovaea testified that he remembered that the...
Paulo Malele or King Faipopo (in white shirt) who is charged for making false statements against the Prime Minister, with some of his supporters outside court
APIA, SAMOA —Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi will give evidence in the trial of an Australian based Samoan man who is being charged of making false accusations against him. Prosecutor Iliganoa Atoa told Talamua that the Prime Minister will be one of seven witnesses she will...
 ( l r) Grieving sister Pelenatete Senio with her brother and victim of a fatal beating, Miracle Iva Aileone
Apia, SAMOA — The oldest sister of 20-year-old Miracle Iva Aileone, is mourning the loss of her little brother, who was allegedly beaten to death on the evening of Easter Sunday in Fasitoo Uta. Pelenatete Senio, 37, said it’s hard to forget her brother, the fourth of seven siblings, and a funny yet...
Colonel Esther Joan Aguigui
Hagåtña, GUAM — Guam senators have selected a woman as the head of the National Guard in the territory for the first time. Colonel Esther Joan Aguigui will officially serve as the director of the Department of Military Affairs and the adjutant general of the Guam National Guard. The Guam Daily Post...
The Central Bank of Samoa in the Apia
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan businesses, churches and individuals have been implicated in a multi-billion dollar global cryptocurrency scam. Samoa's Central Bank said on Thursday that OneCoin had compromised the country's financial system. OneCoin has been labelled by the US Justice Department as a pyramid...

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