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Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Ministry of Health has issued a statement to clarify the circumstances around the death of a week-old baby girl at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital yesterday. Ministry of Health Deputy Director General of Clinical Services, Tevaga Dr Ponifasio Ponifasio has condemned a...
Salelologa couple Oscar and Senora Chong Nee
Apia, SAMOA — A Salelologa couple is denying criminal charges of possession of narcotics, firearms, and ammunition. The couple entered not guilty pleas to 11 charges in court this week before Justice Leiataualesa Darryl Clarke. Court prosecution has alleged that the illegal items were found on...
Samoa Supreme Court building
Apia, SAMOA — Police investigation into the deaths of a church minister and a female church member now await the arrival of a pathologist from New Zealand to determine the cause of the death. Police say their team is continuing to collect information in connection to the deaths. Speculations on the...
(l r) Escaped prisoners Pati Chong Nee and Suitupe Faamoe Paufai
Apia, SAMOA — On going police attempts without success, to catch escaped prisoners Pati Chong Nee and Suitupe Faamoe Paufai, is pointing increasingly towards the public helping to hide them. Several frustrated Police sources contacted by Newsline Samoa felt that there are people who know where the...
Lawyer Olinda Woodroffe
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The lawyer for the family of a New Zealand man found hanging upside down in a drum of water at a Samoan prison strongly disagrees with a coroner's finding and says there was enough evidence to determine he was forced into it. Coroner Ryan, in a report released last week,...
Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs
Hollywood, CALIFORNIA — As Dom Toretto is fond of reminding us over and over and over again, the Fast & Furious franchise is all about family. But as far back as the 2001 original, the series has also placed a strong emphasis on diversity. In fact, the Fast & Furious movies saw the...
Hans Dalton
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A coroner has been unable to determine how New Zealand man Hans Dalton came to drown in a Samoan prison six and a half years ago. Mr Dalton - a 38-year-old psychiatric patient - had been holidaying with family when Cyclone Evan struck and he lost his medication. He was put...
Apia, SAMOA — Two senior nurses in Samoa have been sentenced to five years in prison for incorrectly administering the MMR vaccine which resulted in two infants dying. Lannacalastah Samuelu and Lameko Sui both died on the same day in July last year shortly after receiving the vaccination for...
The grey Nissan Cube car
Apia, SAMOA — Police are investigating the deaths of a church pastor and a woman whose bodies were found inside a grey Nissan Cube car at the Faleata sports complex Wednesday morning. The car was parked opposite the United Nations Headquarters at Tuana’imato. Talamua sources confirm the man is a...
Apia, SAMOA — With a history spanning close to 41 years, we at the Samoa Observer have an obligation to the citizens of this nation to pursue and tell the truth.  It could mean pushing the envelope at times, often to the displeasure of the powers that be, but we owe it to our readers to navigate...

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