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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,...
U.S. Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard
Apia, SAMOA — Samoans have embraced the announcement by Tulsi Gabbard that she will be contesting the Democrats Presidential nomination next year, as she eyes the U.S. Presidency office currently occupied by Donald Trump. On the streets of Apia a few days after the announcement was made, members of...
Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Tupua Tamases Meaole Hospital is still waiting on laboratory confirmation that a 14-year-old girl who died earlier this month had typhoid and dengue. Local media reports quoted the family saying that was what they had been told by hospital officials. But the director general...
Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua.
Apia, SAMOA — A 14-year-old girl has died at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua from typhoid and dengue fever. A representative of the deceased’s family, Leota Faaui Mika Samuelu, confirmed the death and indicated that the doctors advised the family that she died due to typhoid and...

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