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London, ENGLAND — Samoa sevens captain Alatasi Tupou has been 'stood down' and sent home after being charged with drunk driving. The 30-year-old was charged by police during the early hours of Sunday morning, before the team left the country for the final two World Series tournaments in London and...
Salelologa, SAMOA — Moananu Mafua Romeo of Salelologa is grateful to be alive.  A teacher by profession, Moananu is counting his lucky stars after he was shot at early Sunday morning. He was caught in the crossfire when young men from Salelologa set up rocks to block the road.                   “I...
Savaii, SAMOA — Police in Samoa looking into ongoing brawls between village youth have now launched an investigation into cybercrime offences after the posting of a video of a man being questioned at gunpoint. Police have sent personnel from Apia to Savaii after a brawl between Salelologa and...
Malua, SAMOA — The Samoa government's decision to tax the head of state and church ministers is the beginning of the "downfall" of the administration, according to a local church. The claim was made during the general debate at the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa's general assembly at...
Mangere, NEW ZEALAND — Sunday's launch of Samoan Language Week at Fale o Samoa in Mangere highlights the importance of language in sustaining the community’s traditions and cultural identity. “Our language is key to our Samoan identity and the protection and preservation of our values and...
MADISON, Wisc. -- The most popular man around here is a 6-foot-2, 335-pound, backflipping, ukulele-playing, toe-touching former cheerleader who happens to be the starting nose tackle for Wisconsin's football team. That's an important thing to understand about Olive Sagapolu. He's known for football...
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — A Samoan grandmother living illegally in New Zealand for 31 years has been granted residency. South Auckland Sunday School teacher Lesa Matagitau, 53, was last year served a deportation order and was terrified at the thought of going back to Samoa where she has no...
Malua, SAMOA — The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) is standing its ground in the ongoing dispute with the Government over the law requiring the Head of State and Church Ministers to pay taxes on their alofa. “The decision from the Fonotele remains the same as in 2017 and that is...
Apia, SAMOA — Reverend Elder Tautiaga Senara is the new Chairman of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.).  He succeeds Reverend Elder Tunumoso Iosia.  He was elected yesterday, at the end of the two-week General Conference at Malua. The last activity was the election of leaders...
Port Moresby, PNG —The Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania has called for a sea of political change to avoid destructive climate change in countries of the world. Held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in April, the conference was attended by archbishops and bishops from Fiji,...

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