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The General Secretary of the Congregational Christian Church, Reverend Vavatau Taufao and the CEO of the Ministry of Revenue, and Matafeo Avalisa Fautuaalii
Apia, SAMOA — The minsters of the Congregational Christian church who had tax evasion charges withdrawn in court this week, expect to face similar charges to be filed against them soon. The CEO of the Ministry of Revenue confirmed in a media release last night that the Court was advised of future...
Samoa Courthouse
Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Revenue in Samoa has withdrawn tax charges against a further 19 ministers from the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa. The ministers appeared in the District Court this week with the church General Secretary Vavatau Taufao confirming the withdrawals. In July a...
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — A police constable in Samoa, Lefiu Aiga Fono, has appeared in court on charges of murder and manslaughter following the death of man in a stone throwing incident at Faleasi'u village early this year. Another man, who is a relative of the accused, has also been charged. The policeman...
 Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — A monument erected by the New Zealand Government commemorating those who died in the Spanish influenza epidemic in Samoa has been unveiled in Samoa. It memorializes the 8500 lives lost in Samoa to the Spanish influenza epidemic in 1918 . New Zealand's Minister of Social Development...
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Faith in the overriding will of God has left the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, unconcerned by any plot to have him killed. His reaction on national radio yesterday, was the first time he has responded publicly to an alleged murder conspiracy on his life.  “ God has...
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Apia, SAMOA — Police in Samoa say they hope recent arrests will deter others from using social media to commit crimes. Police said two youths were in custody facing assault charges following an ambush which used Facebook to lure their victim. The use of social media to instigate violence reflected...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — A 28-year-old father who was convicted of breaking into his uncle’s home in Vaitogi and stealing a pair of laptops, has been given a second chance. The court has ordered that Si’u Valaau Jr be released from prison. Valaau Jr, a citizen of Samoa, was initially charged...
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,...

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