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Police Commissioner Fuiavailiili Egon Keil
Apia, SAMOA — No charges will be filed against a Samoan woman who allegedly dumped her baby in a trash bin in Malaysia. Samoa police say the matter is beyond their jurisdiction. According to the Samoa Observer the 33 year old woman, was on a study tour in Malaysia. She was escorted back to Samoa...
Mary Moeono-Kolio marching for the climate
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Mary Moeono-Kolio was up past midnight on Thursday, painting banners and stapling flags to poles. Writing chants and rallying her community. For two years now, she's been the coordinator of the Wellington branch of a group that call themselves the Pacific Climate Warriors...
Samoa Supreme Court building
Apia, SAMOA — Five men jointly charged with causing grievous bodily harm appeared in the Samoa Supreme Court this week for the alleged beating of a man accused of raping a female relative. All entered pleas of not guilty. Newsline Samoa understands that the defendants are related to the victim of...
Leaders of Samoan Organizations awarded U.S. Government grants
Apia, SAMOA — The U.S. Embassy today honored 8 Samoan organizations and 15 individuals at a Grantee Ceremony at the U.S. Embassy Residence Vailima. These organizations received funding from the U.S. Embassy Apia’s 2019 Public Diplomacy Grants program as well as other funding support.  The...
Pacific Basin container ship
UNITED NATIONS — A coalition of Pacific island nations wants to raise millions to ensure there is only zero carbon shipping across the Pacific by 2050. The Guardian reported the Pacific Blue Shipping Partnership, announced on Tuesday at the UN climate action summit by the governments of Fiji, the...
What is left of a family home that was burnt to the ground as
Apia, SAMOA — Police have arrested one person over the burning of family houses and other properties at Taelefaga village at the Fagaloa Bay last Thursday night. Police confirmed the arrest this week and said that more people are expected to be charged over the incident. The Incident The properties...
Samoan police headquarters in Apia
Apia, SAMOA — The police in Samoa have launched investigations into the unrelated deaths of three children. The first occurred on Saturday in Lefaga where a one-year-old boy is believed to have drowned behind the family home. The police said the child was left unsupervised. The second death was...
Car club, Leai Sou Feau members watch game on a big screen TV in front of the Government building.
Apia, SAMOA — They are celebrating on the streets of Apia. When the Manu Samoa defeated Russia in their opening World Cup game, Manu Samoa fans in Samoa stayed up late at night and early into the next morning to showcase their support for their team. While most people watched from the comfort of...
Monitors observing a purse seiner unloading in Majuro
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — American researchers are calling for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Committee to ban trans-shipping. The Pew Charitable Trust said tens of millions of dollars each year was lost to the practice of offloading catch before it reached its final destination. A...
University of Auckland logo
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A ground-breaking study which looks at how Māori and Samoan peoples describe their experience of youth justice across three different but comparable countries is calling for participants. Led by Dr Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni and Dr Robert Webb of the University of Auckland and...

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