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Tafaigata prison entrance
Apia, SAMOA — The deputy prisons commissioner in Samoa has blamed incompetent officers for a spate of recent breakouts. Levaopolo Rosa To'oese Siaosi told TV1 the recent escape of seven remand prisoners was because of a lack of oversight by an officer. She said the officer responded to what they...
container ship at sea
Apia, SAMOA — The container of personal effects where grenades were found in a Salelologa freight company compound, is shipped back to Apia today for a thorough inspection by Customs. Newsline Samoa can also confirm from top Government officials that a box of grenades was found during a routine...
The Central Bank of Samoa in the Apia
Apia, SAMOA — Increasing counterfeit currency continues to cause headaches for Samoan banking officials and the police. A report by the Central Bank of Samoa for the year ended June 2018 said the bank remains cautious and has actively promoted public awareness of counterfeit banknotes. The increase...
Police officers with the gun outside Samoa court
Apia, SAMOA —  The trial of a former Senior Court Registrar accused of stealing a firearm from the Court Exhibit Room started in the Supreme Court last week. Victory Lesa has pleaded not guilty to the charge. In court, police witness Lomigo Brown of Lalovaea testified that he remembered that the...
 ( l r) Grieving sister Pelenatete Senio with her brother and victim of a fatal beating, Miracle Iva Aileone
Apia, SAMOA — The oldest sister of 20-year-old Miracle Iva Aileone, is mourning the loss of her little brother, who was allegedly beaten to death on the evening of Easter Sunday in Fasitoo Uta. Pelenatete Senio, 37, said it’s hard to forget her brother, the fourth of seven siblings, and a funny yet...
The Central Bank of Samoa in the Apia
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan businesses, churches and individuals have been implicated in a multi-billion dollar global cryptocurrency scam. Samoa's Central Bank said on Thursday that OneCoin had compromised the country's financial system. OneCoin has been labelled by the US Justice Department as a pyramid...
Samoa Cabinet photo from June 2018
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Faimalotoa Kika Stowers, is to head the Ministry of Health, with the current minister, Tuitama Talalelei Tuitama, being moved to Women Affairs. The cabinet reshuffle by the Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, was...
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — A twenty year old man of Fasitoo-uta, who was murdered on Easter Sunday evening, was about to leave to work in American Samoa. Miracle Mioko Ivaaileone of Fasito’o-uta was been beaten to death by two men on Sunday evening. Miracle’s sister, Pelenatete Senio, said her brother went with...
Outgoing Samoa Chief Justice Patu Falefalu Sapolu, second from right.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa will soon have a new chief justice appointed by the head of state, on the advice of the prime minister, after the retirement of Patu Falefatu Maka Sapolu. Patu has been chief justice for 27 years and bid farewell to the judiciary in a special sitting of the court today. He...
Retiring Samoa CJ Patu Falefatu Sapolu
Apia, SAMOA — Chief Justice Patu Falefatu Sapolu bids farewell to the bench after the Easter Sunday holidays during a special sitting in the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning. A rare photo shoot will be held in the courtroom. The special sitting convenes at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at...

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