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 Pacific Islander diong seasonal work in Hawke's Bay
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan officials say the expulsion of misbehaving seasonal workers from New Zealand, and the blacklisting of their villages in Samoa, is a one-off. The Samoan government said this week 10 workers had been sent back for various reasons including theft, adultery and smoking marijuana....
MV Nafanua departing Samoa for Australia
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa will be without a patrol and rescue boat until September after its only dedicated vessel was returned to Australia. Police commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil said he was worried about an incident happening in the next four months. Newsline Samoa reported police have warned...
uns and bullets taken from a Police raid
Apia, SAMOA — Three people are already charged with the recent police raid of illegal guns at Faleula and Leauva’a, but there could be more as police continue with their investigations. Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil, is concerned with the missing suspects and the threat they may pose to...
Chao Xiaoliang and PM Tuilaepa
Apia, SAMOA — With just over a fortnight left before the opening of the Pacific Games in Samoa a ceremony has been held in Faleata to mark China's handing over of a brand new multi-sport centre and the completion of refurbishment work on existing games venues. Speaking at the ceremony yesterday...
 Maxin who was lucky in the ballot
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Thousands of Pacific Islanders - including a quarter of Samoa’s population - are hoping for a new life through the annual visa lotteries. They are ready to wrench themselves from home for a New Zealand residence visa. But is the better life the ballot promises a reality?...
Some of American Samoa's Junior Golfers and families
American Samoa’s team of junior golfers departed the territory yesterday morning for the independent state of Samoa, to take part in a golf tournament against players from New Zealand and Samoa. The local delegation includes 12 junior golfers, two coaches, and a handful of chaperones/parents. Good...
Cancer cells image
Apia, SAMOA — Scientists in Samoa are hoping a new collaboration with New Zealand researchers will help them discover new cancer medicines from native plants and marine organisms. Two members of the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa have returned from a visit to the Maurice Wilkins Centre...
Gateway to the old Tafa'igata prison in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Police are planning the 1 July transfer of more than 300 prisoners at Tafa'igata to the multimillion dollar facility at Tanumalala. The Samoa Observer reported that Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil admitted there was a lot to consider. The Tanumalala facility is about...
Galumalemana Steven Percival
Apia, SAMOA — The Censorship Board’s aim of upholding Samoa’s morality by banning Rocketman is “laudable,” according to filmmaker, artists and manager of Tiapapata Art Centre, Galumalemana Steven Percival. Rocketman, the story of Elton John’s life, was banned by the Samoa Censorship Board on...
Photo of wrecked bus
Apia, SAMOA — At least 40 students at a Samoa college were injured when a bus they were travelling on rolled at Auala village while allegedly trying to overtake a car on the road. According to Newsline Samoa, the bus was travelling east from the villages of Falelima, Tufutafoe and Neiafu to take...

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