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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...
Samoa Court building
Apia, SAMOA — The Supreme Court in Samoa has released on bail a 55-year-old man facing a murder charge. TV1 Samoa reported Taofinu'u Vitale of Falealupo faces the charge after the death of a 50-year-old male from the same village on Savai'i. His lawyer, Leota Tima Leavai, asked the court to bail...
Samoa Court building
Apia, SAMOA — A Supreme Court Justice in Samoa has blamed a woman for failing to protect her daughter from being sexually abused by her father. The comments came during the sentencing of a 47-year-old man, who was found guilty of raping his step-daughter five times, starting when she was 13 years...
Apia, SAMOA — Two prisoners escaped from the Tafaigata Prison yesterday morning. Aniseko Vaelei and Pati Chong Nee – who were jailed for burglary and robbery charges – dashed for freedom after a church service. The Samoa Observer could not reach the Prisons and Correctional Service Commissioner,...

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