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Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo.  [SN file photo]
Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Police is investigating the death of a 53-year-old man who was found with severe injuries to his head on Wednesday.  The man is from Vailele and Salelologa.  “I can only confirm that an investigation has been launched into this homicide case, but details of the case...
High tides in Marshall Islands in March 2016 hit a seawall.  [Photo: RNZI/Giff Johnson]
WOMAN TO SUE SAMOA GOVT. OVER ALLEGED “ABUSE OF POWER” A woman who claims to have been unlawfully detained by the Ministry of Police in April last year is suing the Government for an undisclosed amount. The law firm acting on behalf of Katerinauatalia Lesatele, Lui and Chang, has officially...
Professor David Tombs ... “churches are going to have to be a part of the solution." [Image: Sri Krishnamurthi/NZIPR]
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Globally, roughly one in three women experience violence, but in Samoa it is “probably” two out of three women, according to Professor David Tombs, principal investigator of the research project to strengthen the role of the church as an actor in the prevention of gender-...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has downplayed questions raised about the advertisement of the post of Police Commissioner.  [SN file photo]
SAMOAN POET HIGHLIGHTS MOTHER'S TREATMENT A Samoan poet has published a heartfelt piece of poetry in motion on social media in response to her mother's residential care home subsidy application being declined in New Zealand. Titled Dear Loyal New Zealand Citizen, Grace Taylor reads a letter...
Aerial view of the Friendship Park concept plan [courtesy rendering]
Apia, SAMOA — Based on the Memorandum of Understanding on Friendly Cooperation between City of Huizhou, the People's Republic of China and the Independent State of Samoa co-signed by Mayor Mai Jiaomeng of Huizhou and Honourable Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi of Samoa in 2015...
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY: Mother’s Day gifts for mothers in Mapuifagalele. (Photo: Misiona Simo)
Apia, SAMOA — Mother’s Day came early for the elderly mothers of Mapuifagalele Home for the Elderly in Vailele yesterday.  This was after they were presented 30 gift hampers from Chan Mow Supermarket.  The 25 elderly mothers sang songs of thanksgiving as they accepted their gifts. “On Mother’s Day...
Ambassador Wang Xuefeng of China expressed his appreciation to those who worked to ensure the completion of the airport upgrade.  [screenshot from Observer video]
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has moved a step further to becoming the aviation hub of the South Pacific. The new and improved Faleolo International Airport was officially declared open yesterday in a grand ceremony.  The opening was attended by the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Cabinet...
TAFA’IGATA BOUND: Lupematasila Tai’s home for the next few years. (Photo: File)
Apia, SAMOA — A 53-year-old-man who impregnated his friend’s 14-year-old daughter has been sentenced to jail.  Lupematasila Ta’i, a fisherman of Siufaga Falelatai, appeared before Supreme Court Justice Mata Keli Tuatagaloa to be sentenced on eight counts of sexual connection with a girl who was...
[photo: Facebook via RNZI]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — People in American Samoa are eagerly anticipating this week's first taro shipment in two months from neighboring Samoa. The ban on Samoan taro exports to the territory was lifted this week after high level talks. Initially, American Samoa suspended the importation of...
[Gloal News]
Upolu, SAMOA —  Coral reef coverage off the main Samoan island of Upolu sank to less than 10 per cent due to global warming and other local factors in the area, according to findings by researchers published in the scientific journal Marine Pollution Bulletin in April. Scientists participating in...

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