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Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Police Service (SPS) confirms that three males have now been charged as a result of the investigation relating to a conspiracy to assassinate the Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. A Police media statement received at 7:54 Friday night (Samoa time) said...
Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Funafuti, TUVALU — Pacific island leaders do not share Australia's concerns about China's rising influence in the region, Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Malielegaoi said Thursday. While Canberra and Washington fear China's long-term ambition is a military base in the Pacific, Malielegaoi said he...
A view of Apia taken from outside police headquarters
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa, two people will be facing charges relating to an alleged conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. This was confirmed by Samoa's acting police commissioner, Papalii Monalisa Keti. However she said the Attorney General, Lemalu Herman Retzlaff,...
Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — The high ranking chief of Lauli'i village in Samoa, Leniu Vainiu Te'o, has spoken out on the alleged plot to assassinate the Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. Three people are involved in the allegations - two from Lauli'i and a man from another village married to a...
Papali’i Monalisa Keti
Apia, SAMOA — The Lauli'i village council in Samoa says it believes a baby found floating off a beach near their village was dumped there last Wednesday. The Samoa Observer newspaper reports local mayor, Fa'alogo Sasauli Moli, saying the council had been to every family in Lauli'i and concluded...
Seaman Eli Teagle, Ensign Landon Klopfenstien, and Ensign Cecelia Hosley read to students at LufiLufi Primary School
Apia, SAMOA — The Coast Guard Cutter Walnut (WLB 205) crew conducted a three-day port call and several engagements in Samoa the first week of August.  The crew is participating in Operation Aiga to conduct fisheries law enforcement and strengthen partnerships in American Samoa and Samoa throughout...
 Police on the scene of the reported beating
Apia, SAMOA — A woman was attacked at around 3 pm outside of the Vaivase Primary School gate yesterday. Police were at the scene and an ambulance rushed the woman to the hospital. Some of the eye witnesses said that the woman who was in a blue car was attacked by four women. Onlookers who spoke to...
Malele Atofu, aka King Faipopo, sitting in court
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa the sentence of Malele Atofu Paulo also known as King Faipopo on a charge of making false accusations and defaming Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has been set aside. This comes as Paulo considers vacating the guilty plea his lawyer entered last week. The...
A pig crosses the tarmac at Asau airfield
Asau, SAMOA — Early in the morning, before sunrise, low tide on the Samoan island of Savai'i reveals the remnants of an old American airstrip, washed away by decades of erosion, cyclones and tsunamis. The World War II site in Asau, which also hosts a 1960s-era concrete wharf in its well-protected...
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...

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