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Maugaloto Palu
Apia, SAMOA — Former Samoan rugby league international Maugaloto Palu has been arrested for attempted murder. The former prop is in police custody facing four charges including one count of attempted murder, and two of grievous bodily harm and one of armed with a dangerous weapon. Palu appeared...
 Chairman of Moata'a Rugby and former Manu Samoa sevens player, Falepauga Filipo Saena
Apia, SAMOA — Local rugby competitions will get back underway in Samoa this weekend after Covid-19 forced all sporting activities to a standstill in March. Eight sub unions across Apia and Savaii are expected to start domestic competitions in the under 19 and senior age grades which includes...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Twenty-four hours after ASG implemented its repatriation plan to return back to the territory local residents stranded in Samoa after inter-Samoa borders were closed two months ago, the local Attorney General’s Office issued an advisory yesterday morning that “OK Board”...
A Talofa Airways plane on the tarmac at Pago Pago Int'l Airport
Apia, SAMOA — Returning Samoa residents on the repatriation flights between the two Samoas that began Wednesday are not required to go into quarantine once they reach Samoa. Flights operated by Samoa Airways and the privately owned Talofa Airways are being coordinated by Samoa’s Ministry of Foreign...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG’s new repatriation plan for American Samoa residents stranded in Samoa due to border closure over the COVID-19 threat, will be carried out in phases — based on available quarantine facilities — starting tomorrow, Wednesday, with priority to travelers without medical...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The number of local residents stranded in Samoa needing repatriation back to American Samoa has been reduced down to just over 200, while a meeting was scheduled for yesterday to finalize the ASG repatriation plan, says Iulogologo Joseph Pereira, chairman of the...
Street vendors in Apia around a bus.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has further relaxed its Covid-19 State of Emergency restrictions for church services and allowed more than one gathering allowed on their sabbath. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi announced the easing of restrictions on Wednesday which included the return of street...
Leiataua Family members with Samoa for Black Lives Matter signs
Members of the Leiataua Family from Compton, California participate at a Black Lives Matter march in Southern California. Young adults in American Samoa are planning a Black Lives Matter march next weekend. Event organiser Marissa Afuola said while the territory is Covid-19 free and away from the...
Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi has been the Prime Minister of Sāmoa for 21 years. In coming into office in November 1998, Tuila'epa has had the great responsibility of guiding and leading the people of Sāmoa into the 21st century. And this hasn't been an easy task. As his memoir, Pālemia accurately...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Contrary to renewed calls to allow Samoans residing overseas to vote in General Elections, government under no circumstance is stopping any Samoan eligible to vote to be part of the democratic election process, says Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi. Opening the...

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