A man accused of common assault – in relation to a separate incident prior to the one that led to the death of Malaki Tauiliili – is seeking a discharge without conviction.
The blacklisting by the European Commission over anti-money laundering (AML) processes will have next to no impact on profit motivated crime, according to senior researcher and principal at AML Assurance, Dr Ronald Pol.
The man accused of the murder of former Unit Trust of Samoa Chief Executive Officer, the late Sa’u Justina Sau made an application to have his trial proceed only without assessors. Accused Kolani Junior Lam is charged with the murder of Sa’u with alternative charges of manslaughter, common assault in respect of his step daughter, possession of narcotics and conspiracy to defeat the cause of justice.
The Catholic Education Director, Father Mikaele Tuimavave, has appealed to students to stop the violence and focus on their studies. His appeal comes on the back of a recent brawl in Apia between students from the Saint Joseph’s College and Church College Pesega.
One of the major contributing factors to the development of Samoa’s economy is remittances from New Zealand and Australia under the seasonal workers scheme. This is according to the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour Assistant CEO (Apprenticeship, Employment and Labour Market), Sa’u Taupisi Faamau, when she was responding to questions on the 2016 Labour Market Survey.
Electoral Commissioner Faimalomatumua Matthew Lemisio has warned voters and candidates running in the Fa’asaleleaga No. 2 By-election to follow the electoral laws. Staff from the Office of the Electoral Commissioner, who are in Savai’i to undertake registration for the by-election, have encountered issues during the process.
Police yesterday captured prison escapee Aniseko Vailei following a tip-off from the public, after a shop at Vailoa was robbed early Thursday morning and $60,000 cash stolen. Samoa Police Service released a statement last night, saying a total of $10,000 cash was also recovered during the criminal’s recapture and they are now following leads to locate his partner in crime, Pati Chong Nee.
The public administration sector contributed 1.4 per cent ($39.6 million) to Samoa’s overall gross domestic product of $486.6 million for the September 2018 quarter.
The Samoa Police Service (SPS) has welcomed back 10 of its members who completed a one-year Tour of Duty in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Africa.
Twenty years ago European banks offered the world’s first mobile banking services to their customers called SMS banking, which gradually revolutionized banking services as smart phones came onto the market.
The “King tides” Samoa has been experiencing is all part of earth’s orbiting process, says Samoa Meteorology Office Acting Chief Executive Officer, Tile Tofaeono.
The Samoa Shipping Corporation (SSC) has signed a sponsorship deal valued at $500,000 with the Pacific Games Office making them a gold sponsor.
Think a minute…You may have heard the famous true story of the Mutiny on the Bounty. English sailors rebelled against their captain, William Bligh, in the South Pacific.
There tends to be accusatory tones whenever we talk about people who throw away plastic bags, straws or any other disposable plastic products in public places.
A prominent member of the community had his house broken into where the thief ransacked it looking for valuables to take.
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