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 Vaimoso Methodist Church children learning their White Sunday verses.
Apia, SAMOA —  White Sunday is approaching and the children are spending time to practice for their special day in front of parents and the congregation. White Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday of October every year and it’s a day that excite the children by getting to wear new clothes and...
Aniseko Vaelei
Apia, SAMOA — Two of Samoa’s most notorious prisoners escaped from the new Tanumalala Prison early Sunday morning. Lauititi Tualima and Aniseko Vaelei broke free despite assurances from the Samoa Prisoners Correction Services, that the new $18 million Tanumalala prison would minimise the...
Samoa Police Commissioner Fuiavailiili Egon Keil
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa police have charged a woman who they believe is the mother of a dead infant discovered next to a trash bin at the Mulifanua ferry wharf last month. Police Commissioner Fuiavailiili Egon Keil said the woman had been charged but he would not reveal the details of those charges,...
Family members laying flowers and wreaths to farewell the victims at the Tafaigata Cemetery before the mas graves were covered with cement.
Apia, SAMOA — Church services throughout Samoa on Sunday remembered the victims and the families on the tenth anniversary of of one of the country’s worst natural disasters, the 2009 tsunami. The magnitude 8.1 submarine earthquake along the Tonga Trench subduction zone generated a tsunami with...
Police Commissioner Fuiavailiili Egon Keil
Apia, SAMOA — No charges will be filed against a Samoan woman who allegedly dumped her baby in a trash bin in Malaysia. Samoa police say the matter is beyond their jurisdiction. According to the Samoa Observer the 33 year old woman, was on a study tour in Malaysia. She was escorted back to Samoa...
Leaders of Samoan Organizations awarded U.S. Government grants
Apia, SAMOA — The U.S. Embassy today honored 8 Samoan organizations and 15 individuals at a Grantee Ceremony at the U.S. Embassy Residence Vailima. These organizations received funding from the U.S. Embassy Apia’s 2019 Public Diplomacy Grants program as well as other funding support.  The...
What is left of a family home that was burnt to the ground as
Apia, SAMOA — Police have arrested one person over the burning of family houses and other properties at Taelefaga village at the Fagaloa Bay last Thursday night. Police confirmed the arrest this week and said that more people are expected to be charged over the incident. The Incident The properties...
Samoan police headquarters in Apia
Apia, SAMOA — The police in Samoa have launched investigations into the unrelated deaths of three children. The first occurred on Saturday in Lefaga where a one-year-old boy is believed to have drowned behind the family home. The police said the child was left unsupervised. The second death was...
Perelini Ulugia with his children, neices and nephews in his growing beach fale business, Jaymy's
Saleapaga, SAMOA — The morning of the tsunami, Perelini Ulugia was halfway through shaving his face, when the earth shook the walls of the fale around him. “I thought maybe one of my brothers in law was playing a joke on me, shaking the house,” he said. It wasn’t until he stepped out that he...
Those who attended Tautai Aumaga’s funeral service
Apia, SAMOA — Only the baby boy – named Tautai Aumaga was laid to rest yesterday evening as the Court stopped the burial of the bay girl – Teviti Angel Aumaga for a post mortem. Tautai was found at sea at Laulii last month and Angel’s body was found in a rubbish bin at the Mulifanua wharf and the...

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