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 Fuamatu Kosetatino and his father Fuamatu Samoa Oloaga Asuelu.
Apia, SAMOA — A village council has moved to address the increasing use of Facebook to incite violence, by penalizing families whose family members recently posted derogatory and threatening comments. The Lauli’i village council has penalized five families in their village and slapped each one of...
March organizer, Unasa Iuni Sapolu
Apia, SAMOA — Members of the Samoa Solidarity International Group held a peaceful protest march Friday to call on Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi and his Government to repeal the Land Titles Registration Act 2008. They also used the occasion to commemorate Black Saturday, a dark day...
Samoa Congregational Christian Church ministers
Apia, SAMOA — The first hearing of a tax-evasion case against church ministers of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa has been adjourned until February 5 next year to allow counsel to take instructions. Nine ministers, including the chairman Elder Tauti'aga Senara, appeared in the District...
The Edge Marina View night club in Matautu
Apia, SAMOA — Popular night club Edge Marina View has been shutdown after the Liquor Board stripped its liquor and beverage license. Minister for Revenue and Liquor Board chairman, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, told the Samoa Observer that the decision of the Board has been conveyed to the club’s owners...
The courthouse in Apia, Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — The Deputy Registrar of the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration, Ve'atauia Fa'atasi Puleiata, has identified the three men charged in connection to the Police investigation into the death of Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili. Responding to questions from the Sunday Samoan yesterday...
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — Police in Samoa have warned people not to post threatening statements after a man died following an alleged beating. Civil engineer Jeremiah Malaki Tauili'ili was attacked on Saturday and died on Wednesday. Police said no arrests had been made but investigations were continuing. They...
This black and white photo from the 1950s shows the entrance into the main shaft of the Falemauga Caves on Upolu island in Samoa.
Falemauga Caves, SAMOA — Among the most striking natural wonders are the Falemauga Caves in Samoa. These caves are not just natural wonders, they’re important archaeological sites that have provided unprecedented insights into Polynesian prehistory. The cave complex appears to have played an...
ministers of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — All ministers of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa are to meet today to discuss their next step in a tax boycott. They have been summoned by the Elders Committee to decide what action to take after the apparent failure of their boycott of a new government tax on church...
meningococcal vaccine
Apia, SAMOA  — A meningococcal alert has been issued by the Samoan government. Talamua Online reported Health Minister Tuitama Dr Talalelei Tuitama said doctors had been instructed to take notice of children with fever because it is the first symptom of the potentially deadly disease which could be...
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — Allegations that an Australian tourist was raped has led to the arrest and charging of a man. This was confirmed in a statement by the Ministry of Police.  The 30-year-old tourist lodged a complaint on Wednesday against a 32-year-old male of Sinamoga. This is in connection to an...

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