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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,...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi says the taxation of church ministers should not have been an issue at the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa's Annual General Conference. The fonotele is currently in progress at the church headquarters in Malua. On his weekly...
San Diego, CA — Thai Union Group’s US shelf stable operation has reached an agreement with Walmart resolving antitrust claims brought by the retailer, according to a statement. Under the terms of the agreement, Tri-Union Seafoods, which trades as Chicken of the Sea International, will pay a cash...
Suva, FIJI — Domestic worker Tuipolotu Tala­toka claims her and her colleague, Salaseini Serukeitoga, worked like slaves in Samoa. Ms Talatoka made the claim in Suva yes­terday after her return from the island na­tion. “We felt like the Cinderella sisters. A promise of a good job in paradise turned...
Apia, SAMOA —  Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren has denied the bail application for an 18-year-old murder defendant.  Ietitaia Misialofa of Fogasavai’i is accused in the murder of a man from Vailoa last month.  The deceased was found dead on the side of the road with severe...
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AMERICAN SAMOA ADVISORY PANEL MEETING The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council announces the following upcoming public meeting on fisheries management in offshore waters of American Samoa. Major Agenda Items: American Samoa MCP, American Samoa LVPA, Modification to the US...
Apia, SAMOA — The man who proposed to set up Samoa’s third university has had his plans seriously derailed. Instead of running the “The Oceania A+ Educational solution University (O.A.E.S.U)” which he planned at Poutasi Falealili, Christopher Gounder, has found himself in Police custody at Tafa’...
The opening of the Jubilee Church at Malua in May of last year saw hundreds of Samoa Congregational Christian Church members and special guests attend celebrations on Upolu. [Photo: Tipi Autagavaia / RNZI]
Malua, SAMOA — The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa's governing body has rejected outright the government's new law to tax all church ministers implemented earlier this year. The Fono Tele or General Conference governs all matters pertaining to or affecting the church. A source told KHJ...

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