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Apia, SAMOA — Police in Samoa have been filmed destroying almost 300 confiscated firearms by crushing them with a road roller. The video, taken by Samoa Planet this morning, shows the roller moving slowly over the long line of 285 guns.
 Earlier, Commissioner Fuiavailiili Egon Keil invited media to...
 Samoa's Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil
Apia, SAMOA — A gun used as evidence in a Samoan Police case, that was stolen from a lock up more than six years ago has resurfaced. Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil has confirmed that the gun was discovered during investigations into a different matter, but he did not say where it...
Bitcoin displayed in front of a price chart on the website of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase earlier this year.
Apia, SAMOA — Cabinet is not asleep at the wheel.  In fact, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has reassured that if “Samoa’s boat sinks,” as the “Captain of the boat,” he will be the first one to know. The Prime Minister made the point in Parliament last week when he was responding...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's capital has a newly upgraded port facility at Matautu. The US$30-million project to improve safety and efficiency at Apia's main port has taken two years and was opened this week by the Japanese ambassador to Samoa, Shinya Aioki. The Samoa Observer reports that the project is...
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CHANGCHUN, (Xinhua) — A medical team of six on Friday headed to Samoa in the south Pacific Ocean. The team from the First Bethune Hospital of Jilin University based in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, boarded on a plane Friday and will stay in Samoa for six months. "It's an...
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Apia, SAMOA — A Samoan lawyer in the US denies being one of the writers of the controversial blog, O le Palemia, or OLP. Samoa's Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi's naming of two alleged writers was publicized briefly by Talamua Online, which later retracted the story. Namulau'ulu Albert...
 Faamauslil Moli Malietoa leaving courthouse surrounded by family members
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's future holder of the Malietoa paramount title, Faamausili Moli Malietoa, has been discharged without conviction after facing threatening behaviour charges. The accused was found guilty after a trial of three charges including one count of insulting words, armed with a...
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi objected to being called a “sifi” yesterday when Parliament convened to discuss the 2018/19 Budget at their makeshift home at Tuana’imato. The word sifi in Samoan is often used to describe the leader of a bad gang who is the last to be...
Apia, SAMOA — A court in Samoa has sentenced a 68-year-old family chief or matai Sa'o to 16 years in jail for rape. A panel of assessors found Pulemau Sione guilty of the offence which took place in October last year while he was visiting family in Samoa from New Zealand. In passing sentence the...
Apia, SAMOA — Baby Miracle was laid to rest at her family land at Matautu Falelatai yesterday. Her funeral service was held at Catholic Church in Matautu Falelatai. Baby Miracle’s father, Mikaele Nanai, spoke highly of his daughter’s battle when she was alive. “The life of Baby Miracle was very...

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