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Laauli Resigns from Parliament Over Queries into $300k Budgeted for a Standby Generator

Former Minister of Agriculture and Speaker of the House, Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Schmidt walked out of Parliamentary proceedings this afternoon, having given his verbal...

Self-Represented Defendant Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder

A man facing charges of attempted murder for an incident involving a bush knife in Aliesa earlier this year has refused legal counsel and...

Former Police Constable Sentenced to 18 Months Supervision for False Report to NZ Immigration

  Former Constable Pelenatete Leitua was sentenced to 18 months supervision for forging a police report used for her niece's application to the New Zealand...

NPF Declares 9.1% Dividend for Year Ended June 2020

  A press release confirms a 9.1% annual dividend for National Provident Fund contributors for the year ended 30 June 2020, which equates to $64.5...

South and West Both Undefeated in Taula All Star Rugby Tournament

  The Taula All Star tournament shifted to Apia Park for its second week, and with it, performances of all 4 teams for both divisions...

Youth Jailed for Fatal Stone Throwing Incident at Faleasiu

  A 22 year old youth from Moamoa Faleasiu has been sentenced to 4 years for manslaughter and 6 months for being armed with a...

Falealupo Bestows Aeau Title on Tima Leavai

Lawyer and daughter of long serving Member of Parliament Aeau Peniamina Leavai has taken a giant leap forward in her chances for success at...

Head of NEOC Reappointed

  Head of the National Emergency Operations Center Ulu Bismarck Crawley has been reappointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Natural Resources and...

Not Guilty – Supreme Court Dismisses All Charges Against Laauli

More than 100 charges of forgery, theft, and obtaining by deception against former Minister of Agriculture and Speaker of the House Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Schmidt and...

TV1 Apologises for Airing Controversial SISDAC Pastors Sermon

  Samoa's longest serving television broadcasting network has issued an apology in response to a warning from the Government of Samoa, “to expect the Government’s...