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Members of the Saeni Lemalu family who support the lease holder
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoa resort is continuing to operate after the Court of Appeal upheld a ruling which overturned a Lands and Titles court decision to revoke the government's endorsement of the resort's customary land lease. The problems for the Return to Paradise beach resort at Matautu Lefaga...
EPC linesmen at work on the power lines
Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour (MCIL) is holding off any official statement on the recent death of an electrical linesman, until a full report from the investigation into the fatal incident is ready. MCIL is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of workers are...
Ryan Pardee
Apia, SAMOA — Three officials from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are in Samoa this week to train information technology workers in the police and other government ministries to fight cybercrime. Twenty six professionals are being trained in the basics of how to investigate...
19-year-old Alexandrina Etelei
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A teenager who recently arrived in the country from Samoa has been reported missing by her family. Counties Manukau Police said on its Facebook page that 19-year-old Alexandrina Etelei was reported missing from her home in Kelston, West Auckland on March 27. Police said it...
 Congregational Christian Church of Samoa pastors
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's District court has set 1st July to start a hearing for twenty pastors of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa after they entered not guilty pleas over refusing to pay income taxes. The matter was called today for hearing of stay of proceedings and quash of charges...
American Samoa Junior Sailor Carneal Lili’o from Fagasa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new group of young and veteran Pago Pago Yacht Club (PPYC) members have come together to re-constitute a new interim board to revive the purpose of the Pago Pago Yacht Club, which is to carry on the South Pacific tradition of friendliness, to promote competition in all...
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — A 200 member delegation from China led by a government minister is due in Samoa on Sunday for the launch of the China Pacific Tourism Year 2019. The launching today (Sunday in Samoa) at the Sheraton Aggies hotel will be attended by members of the local tourism industry and government...
The Aggie Grey‘s hotel and bungalows in Apia
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan government is preparing to seize assets from the prominent Grey family to cover outstanding payments on a $US20 million loan. The government lent the family the money to pay for repairs to the Aggie Grey‘s hotel in the wake of Cyclone Evan in 2012. The Aggie Grey‘s hotel...
Apia, SAMOA — The use of Samoan plants as medicinal treatment for non-communicable diseases (NCD) could soon be scientifically proven and accepted for Samoans to use.  This was revealed in an interview with the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Lopao’o Natanielu Mua.  As part of an initiative...
Talalelei Pauga and his legal team
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's district court has convicted Talalelei Pauga of making false declaration to his arrival card and ordered him to pay a fine of $US1200. Today's sentencing came after Pauga admitted the offence under Samoa's Immigration Act on Thursday. A police source revealed Pauga had...

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