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  Apia, SAMOA — It’s not by accident that Savaii will host the 2018 Miss Samoa Pageant in September as the Teuila Festival finale this year. The inaugural and historical event, the first time ever in the 33 year old history of the Miss Samoa Pageant to be staged on the Big Island has long been...
Apia, SAMOA — The Police have issued a public notice calling for help to find a suspect in a burglary investigation. The statement was issued on their Facebook page last night. “The Samoa Police Service is searching for a 24 year old male named Pati Sonny Chong Nee from the villages of Vaitele-...
Apia, SAMOA — Baby Miracle was laid to rest at her family land at Matautu Falelatai yesterday. Her funeral service was held at Catholic Church in Matautu Falelatai. Baby Miracle’s father, Mikaele Nanai, spoke highly of his daughter’s battle when she was alive. “The life of Baby Miracle was very...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, says the police have filed charges against suspects behind O Le Palemia a social media page which has been used to launch accusations of corruption against several government officials, including the prime minister. Tuilaepa...
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa three more men from Salelalvalu village have been charged as a result of last month's brawl with Salelologa village. A senior police officer says the three men have been brought from Savaii to the main police office in Apia for further investigation. The trio have been...
Apia, SAMOA — During the commemoration of World Day Against Child Labor and the World Occupational Safety and Health Day at the United Nations Conference room yesterday, Samoa Observer Chief Reporter Joyetter Luamanu was presented with a Recognition award for reporting on street vendors. In...
Saipan, CNMI — Before signing a bill that legalizes marijuana, the governor of the Northern Marianas says he wants to find out if it could cause crime rates to spike. CNMI governor Ralph Torres said he wanted to know if there was a correlation between similar legislation in 29 US states and any...
Big Island, HAWAII — "Shelter fatigue" is starting to bite in Hawaii where about 2000 people have been displaced by lava flows from the Kilauea volcano. Many evacuees on the Big Island are living in shelters, tents and other people's homes. The East Hawaii chapter of Voluntary Organizations Active...
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — Liamelie Latu is president of the People's National Party that was launched over the weekend in Tonga. Latu is a retired army colonel and diplomat, who said the party would focus on traditional Tongan values, aiming for "peace and prosperity". It was good to have another party...
Suva FIJI — The arrival of a Chinese surveillance ship in Suva on the same day the Australian navy visited was purely a coincidence, China's ambassador to Fiji says. The Yuanwang 7, which is used to track and support Chinese Army satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles, docked near the...

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