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Perelini Ulugia with his children, neices and nephews in his growing beach fale business, Jaymy's
Saleapaga, SAMOA — The morning of the tsunami, Perelini Ulugia was halfway through shaving his face, when the earth shook the walls of the fale around him. “I thought maybe one of my brothers in law was playing a joke on me, shaking the house,” he said. It wasn’t until he stepped out that he...
Those who attended Tautai Aumaga’s funeral service
Apia, SAMOA — Only the baby boy – named Tautai Aumaga was laid to rest yesterday evening as the Court stopped the burial of the bay girl – Teviti Angel Aumaga for a post mortem. Tautai was found at sea at Laulii last month and Angel’s body was found in a rubbish bin at the Mulifanua wharf and the...
Orca off the coast of Savai'i, Samoa.
Off Shore, SAVAI'I ISLAND — Orca have been filmed off Samoa in what might be the first sighting ever caught on tape in that country. The four orca - also known as killer whales - were seen by a group of friends from Gore and Invercargill during a holiday and, while the women were delighted with the...
Samoa's Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil.
Apia, SAMOA — Police in Samoa have suspended two officers from the Transnational Crimes Unit for misconduct and one of them is faces criminal charges. The Samoa Observer newspaper reported Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil has confirmed the suspensions. The commissioner said the criminal charges...
Lauli’i boy  pointing out the spot on the beach where the body of the 6 month old baby washed up.
Apia, SAMOA — Babies who are abandoned and left to die is an ongoing tragedy the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has accepted as longstanding.  But he was careful at suggesting how to stop it, when the issue was put to him during his weekly media session on national radio yesterday. The...
ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao (middle) with Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi (right) and ADB Director General for the Pacific Ms. Carmela Locsin (left)
Apia, SAMOA — The Asian Development Bank is to give Samoa a grant of more than $US62.26 million to enhance the safety, security and sustainability of Apia Port. An ADB transport specialist, Alexandra Pamela Chiang, said improved climate and disaster resilience at the port along with better border...
Police car at Tafaigata Prison gate.
Apia, SAMOA  — The Samoan woman who dumped her new born baby in a restroom rubbish bin in Kuala Lumpur, has been returned home to face charges. She was accompanied by Samoa’s Consul General in Canberra, Australia. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi told Talamua that negotiations between...
 AS-EPA deputy director William Sili and AS-EPA finance and special projects manager, Victor Tuiasosopo next to a plant with a photo of the American Samoa flag.
APIA, SAMOA —The long awaited Centre of Excellence, more formally known as the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC), was officially opened today in Apia, Samoa during the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)’s 29th Meeting of officials. The PCCC is a partnership between...
Photo of Mulifanua wharf
Apia, SAMOA — Police in Samoa are reviewing CCTV footage to try and find how a baby's body came to be dumped in a rubbish bin in Apia. The body was discovered a week ago at Mulifanua wharf, and a forensic examination of the scene has been carried out. It comes less than a month after another baby's...
Pacific Climate Change Centre
Apia, SAMOA — A new facility dedicated to helping Pacific Island countries prepare for and cope with the impacts of the climate crisis is being officially opened in Samoa. The Pacific Climate Change Centre is the first of the its kind in the region and aims to deliver capacity development...

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