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Aniseko Vaelei (left) and his partner in crime, Pati Chong Nee
Apia, SAMOA — One of two convicts who escaped from Samoa's main prison nearly two months ago has been recaptured by Samoa Police along with $10,000 in cash. According to a statement from Police, Aniseko Vailei was caught by officers investigating a home invasion in the early hours of Thursday...
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister has told a delegation from the National Council of Churches their attempts at being peacemakers have come too late. TV1 Samoa reports a meeting took place over the ongoing disagreement between government and the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa regarding...
Viola Suliveta and Tapaau Panapa
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa police have appealed for information that would lead to the location of two girls who were last seen last Wednesday. Viola Suliveta and Tapaau Panapa – who are both 15 years of age and attend Vaimauga College – were last seen in class last Wednesday and are yet to return...
Head of State, Highness Tuimaleali'ifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II.
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Government has amended the Constitution to reduce the term in office for the Head of State to ten years.  And after the first term, the Head of State is only eligible upon reappointment for a second term.  These amendments – known as the Head of State Constitutional...
  Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and Paulo Malele or King Faipopo.
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, says the man who accused him of “murder, corruption and gun smuggling” among other things will finally have his day in Court.  He was referring to Paulo Malele, who is better known as “King Faipopo,” whom the Police arrested and...
ASCC-ACNR/Land Grant director Aufa’i Apulu Ropeti Areta (2nd right) welcomed visitors from the Independent State of Samoa’s environmental ministries, who came to learn firsthand about the invasive little fire ant, which has yet to reach Samoa.  Pictured with Aufa'i are Samoa Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries ACEO Lupeomanu Pelenato Fonoti; Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment CEO Tofa Ulu Bismarck Crawley Areta; and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment ACEO Seumaloisalafai Afele Faiila
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The recent invasion of the little fire ant on Tutuila is causing concern not only in American Samoa, but also in neighboring Samoa. The extensive links and movement of people and goods between the two Samoas create a risk that the ant could accidentally be transported...
Photo of rat
Apia, SAMOA — The increase in the rat population in Samoa is causing concern amongst the business community The Samoa Observer reports that the managing director of Natural Foods International Limited, Papali'i Grant Percival, said rats are a persistent problem on his company's farm. He says they...
A Samoan player tries the old tongue fake out move, as Samoa's National Rugby League presented its "Fantastic 4' tournament, for the top Samoa resident Rugby League players to compete for a roster spot in the upcoming Pacific Games to be held in Samoa.  [Photo by Barry Markowitz, 2/9/19]
Motootua National Hospital.
Apia, SAMOA — A 14-year-old girl who died last month suffered from typhoid fever. This was confirmed by Tagaloa Dr. Robert Thomsen, the A.C.E.O. of Samoa's Health Service Performance and Quality Assurance – Medical and Allied Division.  The deceased was suspected to have been killed by dengue fever...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi toasts departing People’s Republic of China’s Ambassador to Samoa Wang Xuefeng
Apia, SAMOA — Outgoing Ambassador Wang Xuefeng will be remembered by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi as a unique diplomat who has gone beyond his call of duty to promote mutual cooperation ties between his country and Samoa. As the People’s Republic of China’s Ambassador...

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