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 Samoa's PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi [Photo: RNZ / Sela Jane Aholelei]
The long, drawn-out taro ban battle between the two Samoas has clearly angered Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. He told KHJ yesterday afternoon that he was not aware of the counter ban by his country's Ministry of Agriculture. American Samoa had suspended the importation of Samoan...
S.P.W.A.N members march to commemorate International Women’s Day. [Samoa Observer]
Apia, SAMOA — More than 50 members of the Samoa Police Women’s Advisory Network (S.P.W.A.N.) yesterday joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Press for Progress” and it marks the social, economic cultural and political achievements of women in...
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Apia, SAMOA — Landowners will be prosecuted if they plant trees not less than 10 meters from electricity poles. Law amendments to this effect are now with the Attorney General’s Office, the General Manager of the Electric Power Corporation, (EPC) Tologata Tile Leia Tuimalealiifano told a press...
Fuimapoao Beth Onesemo-Tuilaepa  [photo: JL]
Apia, SAMOA — “No parent doesn’t love their children, but the daily challenges of raising a family on top of other obligations is one difficult task and low income families tend to find ways to meet these needs and this is the end result, sending their children to sell goods,” said Chief Executive...
Selu Alofipo, who was born and raised in Samoa, with his wife, Tofuola, last year in May, when he was selected as one of ten artists chosen by the White House to showcase his artwork which was featured in the East Wing of the White House, and was recognized as a “Champion of Change”. Go to: www.seluart.com to meet the artist and his work.  [Courtesy photo]
Last May, Samoan artist Selu Alofipo was recognized as one of ten artists chosen by the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), as a “Champion of Change” last year, May 2016, during President Obama’s Administration. Alofipo started his career as a...
Supreme Court Justice, Mata Tuatagaloa [photo: RNZI]
Apia, SAMOA — A 26-year-old man who performed sexual acts on an 11-year-old boy was sentenced to four years in jail. Sentencing was handed down by Supreme Court Justice, Mata Tuatagaloa earlier this month. The defendant, Val Apiuta was charged with two counts of indecent acts and one count of...

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