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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...
19-year-old Alexandrina Etelei
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A teenager who recently arrived in the country from Samoa has been reported missing by her family. Counties Manukau Police said on its Facebook page that 19-year-old Alexandrina Etelei was reported missing from her home in Kelston, West Auckland on March 27. Police said it...
 Congregational Christian Church of Samoa pastors
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's District court has set 1st July to start a hearing for twenty pastors of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa after they entered not guilty pleas over refusing to pay income taxes. The matter was called today for hearing of stay of proceedings and quash of charges...
American Samoa Junior Sailor Carneal Lili’o from Fagasa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new group of young and veteran Pago Pago Yacht Club (PPYC) members have come together to re-constitute a new interim board to revive the purpose of the Pago Pago Yacht Club, which is to carry on the South Pacific tradition of friendliness, to promote competition in all...

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