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Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — There are fresh warnings in Auckland today after a passenger on a flight from Samoa to Auckland tested positive for measles. Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) says the passenger wasn't aware they had measles at the time of travelling and went into isolation...
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — A police constable in Samoa, Lefiu Aiga Fono, has appeared in court on charges of murder and manslaughter following the death of man in a stone throwing incident at Faleasi'u village early this year. Another man, who is a relative of the accused, has also been charged. The policeman...
In this Samoa News file photo, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt is pictured with Congresswoman Aumua Amata.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt has wrapped up his trip to Tuvalu as head of the U.S. delegation to the 31st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Partners Dialogue, which took place on August 16, 2019. The high-level U.S. government delegation comprised senior officials from...
A large raft of pumice is floating in the Pacific, northwest of Tonga
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — A large raft of pumice is floating in the Pacific after an underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga earlier this month. Within a week the raft was twice the size of New York's Manhattan. Vulcanologist with GNS Science Brad Scott said the eruption was noticed by cruising yachties...
Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Canberra, AUSTRALIA — The Australian Government welcomes Samoa's ratification of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus as a major step towards bringing the agreement into force, which will deliver closer economic integration across the region. Samoa becomes the first of the...
 Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister and Minister of Police, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, says he is not involved in any way in the police handling of investigations into an alleged assassination plot. In his weekly radio show, Tuila'epa quoted several biblical verses to describe the people who...
The vehicle in which the pregnant Samoa woman was riding.
Papatoetoe Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A crash on Papatoetoe’s Kolmar Rd involving three vehicles has left a Samoan couple expecting their first child in hospital with injuries. The crash left two cars badly damaged and it’s passengers transferred to Middlemore hospital, while the third vehicle is said...
 Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — A monument erected by the New Zealand Government commemorating those who died in the Spanish influenza epidemic in Samoa has been unveiled in Samoa. It memorializes the 8500 lives lost in Samoa to the Spanish influenza epidemic in 1918 . New Zealand's Minister of Social Development...
Ms. An Tran Thi follows defence counsel into the court room.
Apia, SAMOA — The 24 year old Vietnamese woman charged with carrying illegal drugs into the country a few weeks ago, faces a long, expensive wait, before the court is ready to examine charges against her. Justice Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke, has set next year the 17th of February 2020, for court to...
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Faith in the overriding will of God has left the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, unconcerned by any plot to have him killed. His reaction on national radio yesterday, was the first time he has responded publicly to an alleged murder conspiracy on his life.  “ God has...

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