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 Maxin who was lucky in the ballot
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Thousands of Pacific Islanders - including a quarter of Samoa’s population - are hoping for a new life through the annual visa lotteries. They are ready to wrench themselves from home for a New Zealand residence visa. But is the better life the ballot promises a reality?...
Some of American Samoa's Junior Golfers and families
American Samoa’s team of junior golfers departed the territory yesterday morning for the independent state of Samoa, to take part in a golf tournament against players from New Zealand and Samoa. The local delegation includes 12 junior golfers, two coaches, and a handful of chaperones/parents. Good...
Cancer cells image
Apia, SAMOA — Scientists in Samoa are hoping a new collaboration with New Zealand researchers will help them discover new cancer medicines from native plants and marine organisms. Two members of the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa have returned from a visit to the Maurice Wilkins Centre...
Gateway to the old Tafa'igata prison in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Police are planning the 1 July transfer of more than 300 prisoners at Tafa'igata to the multimillion dollar facility at Tanumalala. The Samoa Observer reported that Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil admitted there was a lot to consider. The Tanumalala facility is about...
Galumalemana Steven Percival
Apia, SAMOA — The Censorship Board’s aim of upholding Samoa’s morality by banning Rocketman is “laudable,” according to filmmaker, artists and manager of Tiapapata Art Centre, Galumalemana Steven Percival. Rocketman, the story of Elton John’s life, was banned by the Samoa Censorship Board on...
Photo of wrecked bus
Apia, SAMOA — At least 40 students at a Samoa college were injured when a bus they were travelling on rolled at Auala village while allegedly trying to overtake a car on the road. According to Newsline Samoa, the bus was travelling east from the villages of Falelima, Tufutafoe and Neiafu to take...
Typical family pigs foraging around the home
Apia, SAMOA — A woman is hobbling on a fractured leg she suffered when a bolting pig bowled her over on Monday at Safune, Savai’i. Pora Mathew was walking along in a group when the speeding pig burst straight at her. “We were on our way to the store and out of nowhere a huge pig burst straight at...
 Aukuso Sale
Apia, SAMOA — A man who shot his nephew and threatened to sleep with the nephew’s wife on Father’s Day Sunday, 2018 has been sentenced to three years in prison. The defendant, Aukuso Sale, 59 was sentenced to serve three years and 10 months in prison when he appeared before Supreme Court Justice...
Elton John story in banned Rocketman movie
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Censorship Board has banned the screening of Rocketman – a biographical movie about the life of musician Elton John today. “Unfortunately due to censoring issues, we have had to cancel Rocketman,” the Apollo Cinemas Samoa stated during a Facebook update of its movie...
Some of the workers at the Peeq headquarters at Vaivase.
Apia, SAMOA — Hundreds of employment opportunities will be generated when the new Peeq Telecommunications Limited Call Center is launched later this month at the Samoa Technology and Innovation Park in Vaivase. The Australian-owned company Executive Trustee, Graham Liao, said he initially visited...

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