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McDonald’s Restaurant in Apia has secured the naming rights for the 2018 Miss Samoa Pageant.  Restaurant Owner and President, Tautolo Charlie Tautolo, presented a cheque of $50,000 to Miss Samoa Pageant Director, Lemalu Lina Slade-Palamo. The launch of the 2018 Miss Samoa will be held on August 30...
HONOLULU (AP) — Sirens wailed while workers piled sandbags in front of hotels and police blared warnings to tourists to leave the world-famous Waikiki Beach as Hurricane Lane barreled north after dumping nearly 2 feet (61 centimeters) of rain on Hawaii’s mostly rural Big Island. Emergency crews...
ere's the latest forecast track for Hurricane Lane as it marches toward the state. (Image: Central Pacific Hurricane Center)
HONOLULU (AP) — As emergency shelters opened, rain began to pour and cellphone alerts went out — and the approaching hurricane started to feel real for Hawaii residents. Hurricane Lane was forecast to continue its northwest turn into the islands Thursday, which would make it the most powerful storm...
Moefaauo Salale Moananu, Falefata Hele Matatia and Lepale Niko Palamo
Apia, SAMOA — The official Pacific Games 2019 Sports programme was released in a press conference at Tuina’imato Sports complex yesterday. The two-week schedule covering 26 sports and their confirmed location and venue was launched as well as introducing the Technical team from China who will be...
men sorting bananas
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi walked away impressed with the Tanumapua Farm swift recovery from Hurricane Gita at the end of a brief tour by Cabinet Wednesday this week. Of particular interest to the Prime Minister is the Tanumapua Farm's Banana Plantation...
The octopus was captured in Andersons Bay Inlet on New Zealand's South Island
Andersons Bay, NEW ZEALAND — A man has captured two octopuses with his bare hands from waters on New Zealand's South Island.  Samoan tourist Seleselelimalelei Lavea was spending time with his family in Dunedin, when they headed down to Andersons Bay Inlet. It was there the two octopuses were...
Beaverton, OREGON  — A police K-9 tracked down a suspect who is accused of going into a woman’s apartment in Beaverton, Oregon and exposing himself as she slept, police officials said. K-9 Malietoa (or ‘Toa, for short) is named for the Samoan word for “brave warrior.” Toa lived up to his name on...
Tupai Bruno Royale
Apia, SAMOA — Magic Circus of Samoa ring master, Tupa’i Bruno Royale has a retirement plan in Samoa.  He told the Samoa Observer of his interest in establishing an amusement park to be known as the Samoa Safari Park.   “I have discussed with the Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele...
Monday’s protest was organized by the Aloha Center Chicago, an arts and culture organization, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, and ʻIlioʻulaokalani Coalition, a political advocacy group led by kumu hula Vicky Holt Takamine, as well as the Office of Hawaiian Affairs
CHICAGO — Activists demonstrated again Monday over a controversial restaurant chain headquartered in Chicago. Protesters marched in front of the corporate headquarters of Aloha Poke company following reports that the restaurant company had sent cease and desist letters to Hawaiian-owned shops that...
MMR vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan nurse who has been charged in relation to the deaths of two babies who died soon after a vaccination has been released on bail. The nurse, who has not been named, was due to appear in court yesterday after last week being charged with manslaughter, conspiracy to defeat the...

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