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A set of tātatau tools and instruments
South East Queensland, AUSTRALIA — Scientists in Australia have dated a set of ancient tattoo chisels to the dawn of Polynesian culture, 2,700 years ago. The tools were found in Tonga Tapu, and the scientists say that suggests that tattooing began in Tonga and Samoa, and then spread to the rest of...
Fotu O Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA— ASG is chartering the Samoa government-owned Fotu-o-Samoa vessel for transport of equipment to Manu’a while the ASG vessel, MV Manu’atele has a scheduled trip to the island group today, according to Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele. Polynesian...
Joss Stone
Apia, SAMOA — A Grammy Award winning Soul sensation, Joscelyn Eve Stoker, better known by her stage name Joss Stone is expected to perform live in Samoa on March 7 for the first time. Ms. Stone is an English singer, songwriter and actress and she rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum...
Aerial view of Starkist canning plant in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  StarKist Samoa, the largest private employer in the territory, has finally confirmed the number of workers it wants to hire from neighboring Samoa, under the territory’s Guest Worker Permit Law, after local recruitment efforts were not “favorable as expected”. The law...
PFF co-Chair Monica Miller
Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS — Government in Samoa should not waste taxpayers money on arresting and prosecuting a public critic, says PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum. "Focus on fighting corruption, not freedom of speech," says PFF Chair Bernadette Carreon of Palau, reminding Samoa of its commitment to...
Aniseko Vaelei (left) and his partner in crime, Pati Chong Nee
Apia, SAMOA — One of two convicts who escaped from Samoa's main prison nearly two months ago has been recaptured by Samoa Police along with $10,000 in cash. According to a statement from Police, Aniseko Vailei was caught by officers investigating a home invasion in the early hours of Thursday...
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister has told a delegation from the National Council of Churches their attempts at being peacemakers have come too late. TV1 Samoa reports a meeting took place over the ongoing disagreement between government and the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa regarding...
Viola Suliveta and Tapaau Panapa
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa police have appealed for information that would lead to the location of two girls who were last seen last Wednesday. Viola Suliveta and Tapaau Panapa – who are both 15 years of age and attend Vaimauga College – were last seen in class last Wednesday and are yet to return...
Head of State, Highness Tuimaleali'ifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II.
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Government has amended the Constitution to reduce the term in office for the Head of State to ten years.  And after the first term, the Head of State is only eligible upon reappointment for a second term.  These amendments – known as the Head of State Constitutional...
  Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and Paulo Malele or King Faipopo.
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, says the man who accused him of “murder, corruption and gun smuggling” among other things will finally have his day in Court.  He was referring to Paulo Malele, who is better known as “King Faipopo,” whom the Police arrested and...

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