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One of the parking meters already installed in Apia
Apia, SAMOA — Parking meters installed in selected locations in Apia town will become operational next month. This has been confirmed by the L.T.A. Chief Executive Officer, Galumalemana Titi Tutuvanu-Schwalger, in an email to the Samoa Observer. She said the parking meters will be switched on from...
Courthouse in Apia Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa a Canadian man who pleaded guilty to possession of narcotics and utensils has been convicted on three charges and fined $US1200. The court has given the William Ernest Rockliffe 14 days to pay or face a 3 months jail term. The 50-year-old had travelled to Samoa on a yacht but...
Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — It has been brought to the attention of Government that a number of Samoan children, who have been adopted by Samoans residing overseas, are being exploited. Some are allegedly being used to seek funds from the overseas government, and some treated as ‘kavigis’ or ‘slave laborers’ in...
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — The Police are investigating three separate deaths. They involve a three-month-old baby, 11-month-old toddler and a 24-year-old man.  This was confirmed by the Police yesterday. On 10 October 2018, the Police said they received a call from the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital regarding...
Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has opened up about the latest accusations levelled against him by social media blogger O Le Palemia. In his weekly radio programme, Tuilaepa denied owning eight homes in the United States. He also denied having off-shore accounts in...
Truck carries bananas for export to the port in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — Five hundred cartons of bananas set sail for New Zealand from Samoa just yesterday (17 October), which the industry hopes will pave the way for further commercial volumes. The first commercial trial shipment will spend five days in transit before clearing New Zealand customs and...
Apia, SAMOA — The National Council of Churches and the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) have declined to comment on the latest move by the Government to collect unpaid taxes from Church Ministers’ directly from their personal bank accounts.  General Secretary of the National...
Afamasaga Faauiga Palepua Mulitalo at the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination of Women.
Apia, SAMOA — A top Samoa government official has recommended hospitals have a designated area for victims of domestic violence and protocols for health practitioners to follow when attending to such cases. The Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development Chief Executive Officer, Afamasaga...
 A Polynesian Airlines Twin Otter aircraft at Fagali'i Airport in Upolu, Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — A proposed airstrip at Ti'avea on the east coast of Samoa's Upolu island may never take off following a demand for compensation. The village has demanded $US2.049 million dollars for the land earmarked for the airstrip. The Samoa Observer newspaper reported the Minister of Works,...
Apia, SAMOA — A brawl in town during the weekend has left one dead and another hospitalised with stab wounds on his neck. Falefou Lemana, of Togafu’afu’a and Nu’u, was stabbed to death following a fight between a group of men in Apia.  The second victim is admitted to the Tupua Tamasese Meaole...

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