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Suva, FIJI — Domestic worker Tuipolotu Tala­toka claims her and her colleague, Salaseini Serukeitoga, worked like slaves in Samoa. Ms Talatoka made the claim in Suva yes­terday after her return from the island na­tion. “We felt like the Cinderella sisters. A promise of a good job in paradise turned...
Apia, SAMOA —  Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren has denied the bail application for an 18-year-old murder defendant.  Ietitaia Misialofa of Fogasavai’i is accused in the murder of a man from Vailoa last month.  The deceased was found dead on the side of the road with severe...
Western Pacific Fisheries Council logo.
AMERICAN SAMOA ADVISORY PANEL MEETING The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council announces the following upcoming public meeting on fisheries management in offshore waters of American Samoa. Major Agenda Items: American Samoa MCP, American Samoa LVPA, Modification to the US...
Apia, SAMOA — The man who proposed to set up Samoa’s third university has had his plans seriously derailed. Instead of running the “The Oceania A+ Educational solution University (O.A.E.S.U)” which he planned at Poutasi Falealili, Christopher Gounder, has found himself in Police custody at Tafa’...
[photo from Peter Tulaga Eliesa's Facebook page]
Apia, SAMOA — Revenue from Agriculture makes up only seven percent of Samoa’s Gross Domestic product with taro being a major export.  Efforts have been made to assist farmers of our major export crops such as cocoa, coconut and taro but there are some challenges that are out of the control of local...
Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo.  [SN file photo]
Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Police is investigating the death of a 53-year-old man who was found with severe injuries to his head on Wednesday.  The man is from Vailele and Salelologa.  “I can only confirm that an investigation has been launched into this homicide case, but details of the case...
High tides in Marshall Islands in March 2016 hit a seawall.  [Photo: RNZI/Giff Johnson]
WOMAN TO SUE SAMOA GOVT. OVER ALLEGED “ABUSE OF POWER” A woman who claims to have been unlawfully detained by the Ministry of Police in April last year is suing the Government for an undisclosed amount. The law firm acting on behalf of Katerinauatalia Lesatele, Lui and Chang, has officially...
Professor David Tombs ... “churches are going to have to be a part of the solution." [Image: Sri Krishnamurthi/NZIPR]
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Globally, roughly one in three women experience violence, but in Samoa it is “probably” two out of three women, according to Professor David Tombs, principal investigator of the research project to strengthen the role of the church as an actor in the prevention of gender-...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has downplayed questions raised about the advertisement of the post of Police Commissioner.  [SN file photo]
SAMOAN POET HIGHLIGHTS MOTHER'S TREATMENT A Samoan poet has published a heartfelt piece of poetry in motion on social media in response to her mother's residential care home subsidy application being declined in New Zealand. Titled Dear Loyal New Zealand Citizen, Grace Taylor reads a letter...
Aerial view of the Friendship Park concept plan [courtesy rendering]
Apia, SAMOA — Based on the Memorandum of Understanding on Friendly Cooperation between City of Huizhou, the People's Republic of China and the Independent State of Samoa co-signed by Mayor Mai Jiaomeng of Huizhou and Honourable Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi of Samoa in 2015...

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