A 60-year-old granduncle has been sentenced to 16 years and six months imprisonment for raping his 13-year-old niece. This followed an assessors’ trial last month. Ioane Peni of Apolima was charged with two counts of rape and three counts of sexual connection.
The crew of a fishing vessel from Samoa are safe and well in American Samoa. The vessel owned by Luafutu Fa’amoana, of Poutasi, Falealili, was discovered at the Pago Pago dock area behind the Taoa building.
Hardship, struggles and poverty has left a father of four worried about his family’s future. Emosi Leasi Tufu’e is especially concerned about the condition of his home.
Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff, is remaining tightlipped about being ordered by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi to take action against people whom the government suspect are behind the Ole Palemia blog. Repeated attempts to get an interview – including a visit to his Office – have not been responded to.
A seven-year-old girl who has been missing since Wednesday has been found. This has just been confirmed by the Police in a statement. “The Samoa Police Service would like to inform the general public that the 7 year old that was missing from her family since Wednesday is now being found and reunited with her family today, the 23rd of February 2018,” the statement said.
Since the launch of the Pacific-American Climate Fund (P.A.C.A.M.) project in July 2016, the Project Management Unit has conducted six trainings already, four in Upolu and two in Savai’i.
Admiring the lavalavas at the Fugalei Market was Bevan Trethowen yesterday. When Dear Tourist approached him, he gladly agreed to be interviewed with his wife, Clair Cherry, joining in a few seconds later to share their experience of Samoa.
Gord and Sharon Marano are a long way from home. The couple from Winfield, British Columbia, Canada, found themselves in the South Pacific region for the first time, stumbling on Samoa as their first choice of a vacation destination.
Love knows no boundaries. Not even a tropical cyclone could stop love. And so it was when Cyclone Gita was not able to stop Blessing Matauiau, 26, from saying I do to Logologo Asotasi Va’afuti, 27.
The Livestock Division under the umbrella of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is topping up its pig stocks with the arrival on new genetics imported from Hamilton New Zealand.
Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, has called on Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi to remove the management of the Samoa Prisons and Corrections Services. “It has been three months since prisoner escapee, Uili Manuleleua remains on the run," he said.
Sand buildup is causing blockage and shallowness in the Vaisigano River, which during natural disasters can cause catastrophic flooding and damage to the residents who live along the riverbank.
READY FOR WORK: Acting Australian High Commissioner, Amanda Jewell, presented new and improved operational uniforms to Samoa’s Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil, for the crew of the Nafanua Patrol Boat, during a brief ceremony on board the vessel, yesterday.
The Central Bank of Samoa has issued a warning to members of the public to be on the look out “organised criminals” that who use social media to rob them of their money.
When your live an unfortunate life, you are grateful for all the little blessings that comes your way. That is how Asofa Uoli tackles each day. She told the Samoa Observer her one wish is a proper home for her six children.
Alleged brutality and inhumane treatment inside the Prisons are some of the reasons prisoners escape from Tafa’igata. This is according to a letter penned by a prisoner and passed on to the Samoa Observer. Fearing for his safety, the Prisoner has asked to withhold his name.
Think a minute…There was a baker who bought his butter from a local farmer. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter. He was surprised that the farmer had been giving him less butter but still charging him the same price.
Talofa Samoa! Someone asked me the other day whether the whole food, plant based (W.F.P.B.) diet that M.E.T.I. is promoting can help reverse heart disease. The answer is a loud YES.
THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.
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