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uila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister says using teaching resources based on the works of the Scientology founder, Ron Hubbard, does not mean accepting his religious beliefs. Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi was responding to enquiries after the Samoa Observer reported last month that educational...
Apia, SAMOA — Despite an outdoor field venue drenched by two weeks of rain and a forecast calling for a 90 percent chance of more rainfall during the event, 10,000 people — 5 percent of the nation’s population — are expected to attend a devotional address here on Saturday night by President Russell...
Sharon Toetu with her fine mat and grandmother Telesia Televave (right) and mother Rosa Toetu
Apia, SAMOA— An 11 year old school girl of Nofoalii village, was the youngest to display the fine mat she worked on for 8 months at yesterday’s National & Exhibition of Fine Mats that kicked off the official activities to celebrate the national Mother’s Day. Sharon Toetu – a shy Year 7 student...
Peace Corps volunteers infron of Poutasi Village sign
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has sent a 13-member contingent to provide dental care in Samoa over the next two weeks. Major Philip Worthington, who is leading the NZDF contingent, said the programme, run in collaboration with Samoas Ministry …The New Zealand...
Sooau Vaa Brown and his wife Maylynn Brown
Apia, SAMOA —The father of a teenager in police custody at the Tafaigata prison is appealing to the Ombudsman’s Office to transfer his son from prison to the police holding cells in the Apia to await his appearance in Court. In a letter to the Ombudsman dated 3 May 2019, So’oau Va’a Brown said he...
Samoa acting chief justice, Vui Clarence Nelson
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's acting chief justice has highlighted the need for people charged with serious crimes to be informed of their right to legal aid. Vui Clarence Nelson declared a mistrial in the case of a woman who tried to defend herself because she could not afford a lawyer. Newsline Samoa...
 Applicant posting application form at the Samoa Post
Apia, SAMOA — A total of 16, 832 people applied for the New Zealand Quota Scheme this year. According to the CEO of the Samoa Post Tupai Tupe Ualolo Nun Yan there were 15,400 applicants  from Upolu while 1,404 were from Savaii. Tupai said the number of applicants has spiked again after a drop in...
(L-R) Tu’u Fu’a Hazelman (APS Board Member), Aniva Clarke (Slogan Competition winner), Dr. Joan Macfarlene (APS Chairperson) and U.S. Embassy, Acting Chargé d’Affaires – Katelyn Choe
Apia, SAMOA —  The Animal Protection Society Inc. (APS) of Samoa today launched a new Community Awareness Program.  The Program aims to promote awareness about responsible pet ownership and uses the slogan ‘Pets are Family’. APS Chairperson, Dr. Joan Macfarlane explained that ‘a responsible pet...
Zhenna Chan Mow-Fa’aiuga
Apia, SAMOA — A prominent local pharmacist is fearful of the health risks to the general public from non-medically approved medications, sold widely on the streets of Apia and around the country. The worry is on imported pills and other medications supposedly for weight loss and other body ailments...
Tafaigata prison entrance
Apia, SAMOA — The deputy prisons commissioner in Samoa has blamed incompetent officers for a spate of recent breakouts. Levaopolo Rosa To'oese Siaosi told TV1 the recent escape of seven remand prisoners was because of a lack of oversight by an officer. She said the officer responded to what they...

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