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Court Officer, Mane Junior Su’a
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa District Court has given Court Officer Mane Junior Su’a a 12-month suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to the possession of utensils under the Narcotics Act. The Court heard that in April this year the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration building Manager...
Two policemen outside Samoa's police station
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa police are investigating the death of a man who allegedly died after he was beaten by his 58-year-old father. The incident was confirmed in a Police weekly update posted on their Facebook page. The 35-year-old man is from Vaitele fou and Safotu, Savai’i. “On the 10th September,...
William Ernest Rockliffe of Canada
Apia, SAMOA — A Canadian man accused of possession of ‘ice’ appeared before Samoa Chief Justice Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu on Monday (Samoa time). William Ernest Rockliffe, 50, is accused of possession of narcotics and possession of utensils.  He was represented by lawyer, Lefau Harry...
Mu Fualau, Roman Luamanu, Sui Fualau and Magia La'iva.
Apia, SAMOA — Four men who assaulted and kidnapped a taxi driver before stuffing him in the boot while they went on an all night drinking spree, have been sent to jail in Samoa. TV1Samoa reported Justice Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke told the young offenders that their actions were indicative of being...
uilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi presents the flag of Samoa to Celine Keil
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The life of Hans Joachim ‘Joe’ Keil was celebrated and honored in a state funeral held yesterday for the former statesman, who was also a well-known philanthropist and prominent business man. The Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II and his...
The late Malietoa Tanumafili II
Apia, SAMOA — Some of the descendants of Samoa's former head of state, the late Malietoa Tanumafili II, are disappointed about an 'unauthorised' biography of a man seen as one of Samoa's key historical figures. Tanumafili II was bestowed the paramount chiefly title of Malietoa, one of the four...
Winner of the Teuila String Band Competition: Maeva string band.
Apia, SAMOA — The 28th Teuila Festival ended on a high note at the Malaefatu National Park and Reserve, Sogi yesterday.  Amidst the hype and excitement, prizes were awarded to best traditional dances, best fire knife competitors, string band and more. The Minister of Tourism, Sala Fata Pinati,...
Outgoing Miss Samoa Papalii Alexandra Iakopo (middle) flanked by the nine contestants
Salelologa, SAVAII — As Savaii prepares for the 2018 McDonald’s Miss Samoa Pageant at the Don Bosco Hall at Salelologa, Saturday morning, the Big Islands’ resident have been assured that the Teuila Festival will be theirs to enjoy in 2020. The government commitment was announced by Finance Minister...
View of Apia
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Minister of Transport believes that drunk drivers should be given mandatory jail terms as a form of deterrent in efforts to curb the increasing offence on the roads. Papalii Niko Lee Hang told the Samoa Observer that intoxicated and impaired drivers were a very real danger for...
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Pacific Islands Forum, NAURU — Nauru is at the centre of a diplomatic storm after the Pacific ­Islands Forum host nation, which is aligned to Taiwan, denied ­Chinese observers the right to visit on official passports. Forum chairman Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi threatened to...

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