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Police Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logotino Filipo. [SN file photo]
Apia, SAMOA — A 23-year-old female is in custody on the charge of attempted murder. Police Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logotino Filipo, confirmed this yesterday. He said the matter was reported to them on 11 March 2018. Auapa’au said the victim was a 17-year-old male. “The hospital reported a male being...
DOI TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR LEGAL TRAINING  WASHINGTON – U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary of Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech has authorized a payment of $653,003 to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council Pacific Islands Committee to provide and oversee legal training for FY2018 in the...
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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary of Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech has authorized a payment of $900,000 for FY 2018 funding of the Close Up Insular Area Program.  This year’s program will bring approximately 190 high school-aged students from American Samoa,...
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Apia, SAMOA — Three members of an alleged methamphetamine manufacturing ring in Samoa appeared in court this week on various charges of theft as servants. The three, all former employees of the Samoa National Health Services, were caught in a police raid on a home in the hills of Apia which found...
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Agafili Shem Leo. [photo: Talamua]
APIA, SAMOA – WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH 2018: The eight Samoans deported from America landed in Samoa today via a chartered flight. Some were handed over to their families on arrival at the Faleolo Airport while the other families preferred to wait at the Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust (SRCT) office for...
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoan deportee sent back from the United States found the transition tough, but with ongoing support he has been able to rebuild his life. Vaaimalu Omar Benjamin Toilolo, who was deported to Samoa from the US a decade ago, found there was no help or resources. His lobbying led to...
In 1970 Peter Moon started an annual Hawaiian music concert called Kanikapila at Andrews Amphitheater at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The event ran until 1995 and provided a place for up-and-coming musicians and dancers to gain exposure. [photo: COURTESY FRANK ISAHARA  vis Star-Advertiser]
Peter Moon, an ukulele virtuoso, businessman and composer who contributed to a revival of Hawaiian music in the 1970s, died Feb. 17. He was 73. George Darby, president of Moon’s record label, Kanikapila Records, said Sunday that he did not know Moon’s cause of death and that the family already held...
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Satapuala, SAMOA — A Satapuala resident has questioned the legality of the 1983 agreement signed between the Government and their family chief, the late Toalepaialii Toeolesulusulu Siueva. The agreement concerns the Satapuala land, which the Government plans to extend the Faleolo International...
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Monash University's World Mosquito Programme says wolbachia bacteria can stop mosquitoes from spreading dengue and other diseases like chikungunya and zika. The programme director of impact assessment, Professor Cameron Simmons, said wolbachia was a naturally occurring bacteria and once transmitted...
 A coral reef off an island in Fiji's Yasawa Group [Photo: RNZI/Sally Round]
The rapid depletion of coral reefs could prove more damaging for small islands than sea level rise, according to recently published research. Coral reefs provide an important barrier for coastlines, creating friction that slows down and dissipates the energy of waves rushing in off the ocean. But...

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