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A container ship at sea
Apia, SAMOA — Some Samoan wholesalers have started rationing as delays in shipping related to Covid-19 restrictions cause disruptions to the supply of poultry and meat. Last week, a container ship carrying meat produce was turned away after failing health inspections although it has not been...
Samoa Supreme Court
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoan man has pleaded guilty to the murder of a Chinese businessman in October. The Supreme Court will sentence 18-year-old Gogosina Leilua in three weeks after he changed his not guilty plea to guilty. Three other men, including one of his brothers, who have already pleaded not...
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Apia, SAMOA — Beginning March 7, 2020, all travelers entering Samoa must note the following requirements: A Special Health Declaration Card is required to be filled out by all travelling passengers in-flight or on arrival in to Samoa. ALL Travellers including returning residents entering Samoa are...
Gas station that was set on fire
Apia, SAMOA — A man set fire to the Apia Maroon petrol station Saturday afternoon (Samoa time), then stabbed and killed his wife before taking his own life in Samoa’s latest horrific incident of domestic violence. Witnesses say the couple had been arguing for quite some time before the incident...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.
Samoa's prime minister has blasted local court reporters over reporting of sexual offences, especially incest cases involving close members of a family. Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi said the journalists had reported cases broadcast locally and overseas which made it seem that sexual offences were...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan authorities have confirmed a cargo ship was denied entry to Apia over the weekend in the first case of a container vessel being turned away because of anti-coronavirus measures. The Samoa Ports Authority chief executive officer, So'oalo Kuresa So'oalo, said the IMUA II's normal...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa government has cut the number of weekly international flights from New Zealand in reaction to its first case of Covid-19 (the form coronavirus that is currently spreading around the world). On Friday, a New Zealander in their 60s tested positive for the coronavirus in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A domestic violence case came before District Court last week for sentencing and District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea told the male defendant that he court doesn’t take these cases lightly. He told the defendant that a week doesn’t go by without these cases coming before...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa pled guilty last week to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl over a span of nearly five months. Polani Taumaloto, 24, is an overstayer who was initial slapped with 8 felony charges — two counts of rape, two counts of sodomy, and 4 counts of sexual...
Tailani Salanoa and Dave Chung
Apia, SAMOA — Lovers of Korean food now have ready access to the most basic staples of its rich cuisine: the humble fermented cabbage dish called Kimchi is now for sale out of a little kitchen in Papauta. Seoul Good is the three week old venture of partners Tailani Salanoa and Dave Chung, who are...

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