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Truck carries bananas for export to the port in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — Five hundred cartons of bananas set sail for New Zealand from Samoa just yesterday (17 October), which the industry hopes will pave the way for further commercial volumes. The first commercial trial shipment will spend five days in transit before clearing New Zealand customs and...
Apia, SAMOA — The National Council of Churches and the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) have declined to comment on the latest move by the Government to collect unpaid taxes from Church Ministers’ directly from their personal bank accounts.  General Secretary of the National...
Afamasaga Faauiga Palepua Mulitalo at the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination of Women.
Apia, SAMOA — A top Samoa government official has recommended hospitals have a designated area for victims of domestic violence and protocols for health practitioners to follow when attending to such cases. The Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development Chief Executive Officer, Afamasaga...
 A Polynesian Airlines Twin Otter aircraft at Fagali'i Airport in Upolu, Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — A proposed airstrip at Ti'avea on the east coast of Samoa's Upolu island may never take off following a demand for compensation. The village has demanded $US2.049 million dollars for the land earmarked for the airstrip. The Samoa Observer newspaper reported the Minister of Works,...
Apia, SAMOA — A brawl in town during the weekend has left one dead and another hospitalised with stab wounds on his neck. Falefou Lemana, of Togafu’afu’a and Nu’u, was stabbed to death following a fight between a group of men in Apia.  The second victim is admitted to the Tupua Tamasese Meaole...
27 American Peace Corp volunteers with Charge d’Affaires Tony Greubel and Izumi and Peace Corps Samoa Country Director, Gini Wilderson
27 Americans arrived in Samoa on Monday, joining a select group of citizens who have come to Samoa to serve as Peace Corps Volunteers. The new volunteers, who range in age from their early 20s to their 40s, will spend two years living and working in Samoan villages serving as English Resource...
Mr Dalton's mother Christine Wilson
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — The family of a New Zealander killed in a Samoan prison is hoping for answers after meeting with Foreign Minister Winston Peters today. Hans Dalton died in Taifagata Prison while holidaying in Samoa in 2012. The 38-year-old had a mental illness and became distressed...
Court Officer, Mane Junior Su’a
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa District Court has given Court Officer Mane Junior Su’a a 12-month suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to the possession of utensils under the Narcotics Act. The Court heard that in April this year the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration building Manager...
Two policemen outside Samoa's police station
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa police are investigating the death of a man who allegedly died after he was beaten by his 58-year-old father. The incident was confirmed in a Police weekly update posted on their Facebook page. The 35-year-old man is from Vaitele fou and Safotu, Savai’i. “On the 10th September,...
William Ernest Rockliffe of Canada
Apia, SAMOA — A Canadian man accused of possession of ‘ice’ appeared before Samoa Chief Justice Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu on Monday (Samoa time). William Ernest Rockliffe, 50, is accused of possession of narcotics and possession of utensils.  He was represented by lawyer, Lefau Harry...

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