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GYMNASIUM FLOODING
Apia, SAMOA — The future of the Apia Park Sports Complex beyond the Pacific Games in July is uncertain, as it is now firmly established that it is flood prone. The Vaisigano River is largely to blame for the flooding and the resulting damages; the worst one during Cyclone Evans in 2012. The river...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has a first woman qualified to captain an ocean going vessel. She is 30 year old Ilalegagana Kenesareta Moananu. She was among the 136 graduates of the Samoa Shipping Corporation  Maritime Academy presented with their certificates last Wednesday night. Moananu will navigate the...
Facial tattoo
Pape'ete, FRENCH POLYNESIA — There has been an outcry in French Polynesia over a reported bid by a French politician keen to inscribe Polynesian tattooing as part of the UNESCO world heritage. The proposal was made by a left-wing member of the European Parliament, Younous Omarjee, who is from the...
Retiring Samoa CJ Patu Falefatu Sapolu
Apia, SAMOA — Chief Justice Patu Falefatu Sapolu bids farewell to the bench after the Easter Sunday holidays during a special sitting in the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning. A rare photo shoot will be held in the courtroom. The special sitting convenes at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at...
Apia, SAMOA — A group of talented dancers from around the country will represent Samoa at the Hip Hop International South Pacific dance competition in New Zealand this week. The four dance groups from Samoa competing are United Uso, Matastic, Army of Kin and AIGA. For the AIGA dance group, Captain...
Lands and Titles Court judge Fepulea'i Atila Ropati
Apia, SAMOA — Land and Titles Court Judge Fepulea’i Atilla Ropati is expected to step down from his position in the judiciary after a five-member Court of Appeal reversed the decision of a lower court and convicted him for hitting a man over the head with a bottle twice and punching him. The...
Jason Momoa shaving his beard.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Jason Momoa knows how to get our attention. To attract eyeballs to a recent video in which he talks about the environmental impacts of plastic and promotes an aluminum can company, he decided to ... shave the beard he’s been sporting for years. The connection...
Hokulea at the Alawai Marina
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It was a bittersweet morning for the crew of the Hokulea as the Polynesian voyaging canoe returned to Waikiki, ending the final chapter of the Malama Honua worldwide voyage. But this isn’t the end for the Polynesian Voyaging Society. On Friday, master navigator...
Septie “Joe” Tuaefe,
Puna, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) — A Big Island man accused of everything from drug offenses to strangling a woman has been arrested, but police are asking for the public’s help to keep him off the streets. Septie “Joe” Tuaefe, 28, was arrested Monday car theft, fraudulent use of a license...
Participants of the first workshop at Vailima earlier this week from the villages of Afiamalu, Letava, Tiapapata, Vaoala, Vailima & Avele
Apia, SAMOA — Hydroponic farming, recycling, organic catering, agro-forestry, eco tours and landscaping.  These are some of the ‘green’ ideas that can potentially be converted into business ventures for households, community-based organizations, non-government organizations and existing businesses...

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