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  CAUSE OF DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION: Body of the woman found at sea on Monday morning being carried by Police officers. [Samoa Observer]
A woman was found naked and dead at Mulinu’u on Monday morning. While it was not possible to get an official comment from the Samoa Police last night, the Samoa Observer understands they have launched an investigation to determine how she died. A man who spotted the woman floating on the water at...
DIFFERENT VIEWS: Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Aumua Amata and U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photo: Samoa Observer and AP)
The Deputy Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa has expressed deep disappointment in the United State’s President, Donald Trump’s annoucment that the his country would withdraw from Paris Climate Change Accord. Speaking to the Samoa Observer as the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment,...
 Representatives who signed the Pacer Plus trade agreement in Tonga [Photo: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat]
A region-wide free trade agreement has been signed in Tonga, with some notable absences. The deal, known as PACER-Plus, has been hailed by proponents as a new kind of agreement that links development to trade to boost island economies. Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Niue, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon...
The girls from McAuley High School won the debate against De La Salle on the topic: O le ala I le pule o le tautua, or the way to authority is through service.  [photo: Kymberlee Fernandes/Fairfax NZ]
TALOFA AIRWAYS REVEALS NEW TONGA SCHEDULE Talofa Airways will begin its new Tonga service with four flights per week — 2 from Samoa on Monday and Friday (Tuesday and Saturday in Samoa) and 2 from American Samoa on Sunday and Thursday (Monday and Friday in Samoa) — and tickets are now available for...
STILL MISSING : Kilino Joseph Lemafo’e Tua. [Samoa Observer]
The Police spokesperson, Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu, has cautioned members of the public against spreading vicious rumors and lies, saying they need to be sensitive about people’s feelings. The caution was issued yesterday when the Sunday Samoan contacted him for a comment about reports that a New...
  SENTENCING ADJOURNED: Yang Quigreen and Zhong Shuiming. (Photo: Deidre Fanene)
A delay in the submission by the Samoa prosecution has forced the Court to reschedule the sentencing of two Chinese men who have been convicted of stealing more than $70,000 from the A.T.M machines of the Bank of South Pacific. Yang Quigreen and Zhong Shuiming, who are under police custody, are...
 Hawaiian senator Kalani English [Photo: flickr via RNZI]
An indigenous Hawaiian senator has welcomed a bill drafted earlier this year to enable Hawai'i to sign up to the Paris climate change accord has now become law. Hawai'i is the first state in the United States to enact legislation to allow it to implement parts of an agreement to reduce carbon...
A businessman in the Northern Marianas has admitted involvement in a large-scale birth tourism business on Saipan. Richard Peng reached a plea agreement with the prosecution and told them his former business partner had made his property on the island available specifically to house pregnant...
P.M. Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi and A.G. Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff. [Samoa Observer]
It’s official. Samoa is now a Christian state. The bill to make this happen, the Constitutional Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2017, was passed in Parliament last week when all members of Parliament voted in favour of it. But any suggestion the new law would endanger freedom of religion in Samoa has been...
TARO IMPORTS FROM SAMOA SUSPENDED Despite the assurance from the Samoa Ministry of Agriculture that the nation has nothing to worry about in terms of a new unknown virus found in taro in some parts of Upolu, American Samoa is not convinced. And to show it, the American Samoa Department of...

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