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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi [SN file photo]
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Alliance of Media Practitioner for Development (S.A.M.P.O.D.) has cautioned Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi against continuing with a threat to shut down Facebook in Samoa. In a statement, the Group has reminded the Government that the right to free...
Samoa Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala - Warren. [Samoa Observer]
Apia, SAMOA — Eteru Alualu, 29, of Fuailoloo Mulifanua, has been sentenced to two years in prison.  This is in connection to a sex related case inside a home in Mulifanua.  Eteru appeared for sentencing on one charge of assault with intent to commit sexual violation, burglary and wilful trespass...
 The late Hon. Tuiloma Lameko Gae'e [Photo: Samoa Govt]
Apia, SMAOA — People in Samoa have paid their last respects at the state funeral for former Samoan MP, Tuiloma Pule Lameko Gae'e held today in Apia. The funeral was held at Parliament house led by Samoa's National Council of Churches followed by his burial at Alafua. Tuiloma, a deputy head of state...
Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo.  [SN file photo]
Apia, SAMOA — A 31-year-old man from the village of Falease’ela died as a result of severe injuries he sustained when a domestic argument turned violent. The man passed away at the Leulumoega hospital on Wednesday last week.  This was according to Police Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino...
Samoa Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi [SN file photo]
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi has revealed that he threatened the council of churches with a proposed new law which would close the country down completely every weekend to allow Christians to keep the sabbath holy. Speaking on national Radio 2AP yesterday, Tuila...
[Photo: RNZI / Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia]
Apia, SAMOA — Taro from Samoa may be allowed into American Samoa if stringent control measures being proposed by the Samoa Ministry of Agriculture are accepted. Of major importance to this new proposal is confirmation from Samoan authorities that the taro is pest free. Consignments of taro for...
An emotional Feagaiga Stowers at Monday's medal ceremony. [ GETTY IMAGES   via Stuff NZ]
Gold Coast City, AUSTRALIA —  Samoa won't top the medal table at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games but a trio of weightlifters gave the island nation its day in the sun on Monday. Sanele Mao and Feagaiga Stowers hoisted their way to gold medals on day five of the 2018 Games. Their medals were just...
LUATUANU'U CLASH: Police Commissioner Fuiava Egon Keil and Police officers at Luatuanu'u. (Photo: Misiona Simo / Samoa Observer)
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Police Service has issued a statement confirming the severity of the attack against Police officers when they were called to Luatuanu’u to resolve a conflict there, last month.  According to a statement issued to the Weekend Observer, the Police estimate that $10,000 is the...
Iuniarra Sipaia of Samoa competes in the women's +75kg final during the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  [photo: AFP via RNZI]
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan weightlifter Iuniarra Sipaia has been cleared of any wrongdoing after mistakenly taking a banned substance. But the decision by the International Weightlifting Federation has come too late for the 24-year-old to compete at the Commonwealth Games. Iuniarra Sipaia was originally...
Fonotele Malua. (Photo: Samoa Observer)
Apia, SAMOA — The Elders Committee of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) is adamant. They will not obey the demand by the Government for all Church Ministers to pay income taxes.  The law became effective in January 2018. Which means many of the Church Ministers of C.C.C.S. are...

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