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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...
Lands and Titles Court judge Fepulea'i Atila Ropati
Apia, SAMOA — Land and Titles Court Judge Fepulea’i Atilla Ropati is expected to step down from his position in the judiciary after a five-member Court of Appeal reversed the decision of a lower court and convicted him for hitting a man over the head with a bottle twice and punching him. The...
A procession of the Stations of the Cross in Apia
Procession through Apia marks Good Friday in Samoa: A procession of the Stations of the Cross was conducted by members of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral starting from Mulinuu to Mulivai. It was one of many processions that took place across the world as the Christians pause to remember the...
Participants of the first workshop at Vailima earlier this week from the villages of Afiamalu, Letava, Tiapapata, Vaoala, Vailima & Avele
Apia, SAMOA — Hydroponic farming, recycling, organic catering, agro-forestry, eco tours and landscaping.  These are some of the ‘green’ ideas that can potentially be converted into business ventures for households, community-based organizations, non-government organizations and existing businesses...
Mulifanua
Apia, SAMOA — The Va‘a and sailing competitions at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa will now take place at a new venue. The events were originally scheduled for Mulinuu and Vaiusu but will now be held at Mulifanua, just under an hour outside of the capital Apia, on the north-western tip of Upolu....
Members of the Saeni Lemalu family who support the lease holder
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoa resort is continuing to operate after the Court of Appeal upheld a ruling which overturned a Lands and Titles court decision to revoke the government's endorsement of the resort's customary land lease. The problems for the Return to Paradise beach resort at Matautu Lefaga...
EPC linesmen at work on the power lines
Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour (MCIL) is holding off any official statement on the recent death of an electrical linesman, until a full report from the investigation into the fatal incident is ready. MCIL is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of workers are...
Ryan Pardee
Apia, SAMOA — Three officials from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are in Samoa this week to train information technology workers in the police and other government ministries to fight cybercrime. Twenty six professionals are being trained in the basics of how to investigate...

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