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Tausala Lalelei o Amerika Samoa “Epifania Petelo”
Mt Hagen, PNG — Papua New Guinea will host the Miss Pacific Islands pageant at the end of next month, Miss Pacific Islands Leoshina Kariha said this in Mt Hagen recently. She said the Miss Pacific Islands quest will be held in Port Moresby with 12 Pacific Island counries vying for the title. The 12...
Apia, SAMOA — An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 has struck off the Pacific Island nation of Samoa on Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The agency said the moderate earthquake hit at a depth of 89-kilometres, roughly 169-kilometres southwest of the capital city, Apia....
 Alleged mother of Mulifanua abandoned baby escorted into court
Apia, SAMOA — The mother of the baby who was found among the rubbish at the Mulifanua Wharf last month, September, made her first appearance in court today. The 22 year old was not represented by legal counsel . During criminal mention today, prosecutor Magele Leone Mailo made an application to the...
Cans of Savaii Popo Palusami
Apia, SAMOA — The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, is targeting the 3rd China-Pacific Forum in Apia from the 19th to 21st October 2019, to announce Samoa’s plans to increase its exports to $300m by 2025 and establish Samoa as the major Pacific Export Hub for Fish and...
View of Apia, Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — China will seek to expand its economic and diplomatic influence in the South Pacific at a forum this weekend, amid growing concern from the US and its allies over Beijing’s push in the strategically important region. Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua will lead the Chinese delegation at the...
Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua.
Apia, SAMOA — China will roll out fresh offers of cash and red-carpet trips when Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua meets Pacific leaders in Samoa next week to spruik Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative. Mr Hu, a senior Chinese Communist Party Politburo member, will try to convince Pacific...
Samoa Supreme Court building
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's High Court has yet to decide on a government application for a closed bail hearing for two men charged with conspiring to assassinate the prime minister. The Attorney-General's Office cited Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi's safety as a reason for seeking the closed...
Fiame Naomi Mataafa and representatives of Ti'avea Village
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Government is pushing ahead with construction of a $US5 million airport at Ti'avea on Upolu island, although it will only be used for emergency landings. Fagali'i Airport would also continue to be used, but because of its close location to neighboring American Samoa, Ti'avea...
Samoa Airways staff members seeing samples of the airline’s new “farm to plane” menu
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways is rolling out a new ‘farm to plane’ menu showcasing more local produce and innovative Samoan cuisine. The overhaul of the flight menu is part of an ongoing process in reviewing the entire inflight product service out of Samoa. It is one of many changes that Samoa...
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — A Methodist church minister in Samoa is in police custody after he confessed to church leaders that he had raped a 16-year-old girl. The church's general secretary, the Reverend Eteuati Tuioti, said an internal investigation ended with the minister confessing to the rape. The minister...

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