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Maina Vai of Fasitoouta is a mother of five. Maina has recently graduated with a Certificate of Customary Adjudication from the National University of Samoa.

Tautua Party Leader Asked to Withdraw His Petition Against FAST Candidate

Tautua Party leader Afualo Dr. Wood Salele was visited by over 30 high chiefs of the Salega 1 constituency this morning, pleading with him to withdraw his petition against Fepuleai Fa’asavalu Faimata who polled a mere 8 votes ahead of Afualo at the recent elections. Afualo is one of two Tautua Samoa party petitions filed […]

Tuala Asked Long Serving Prime Minister to Step Down Because “People Were Calling for Change”

Independent turned FAST Member of Parliament Tuala Tevaga Iosefo Ponifasio says Samoa has been calling for change, and that is why he asked Samoa’s Prime Minister of over 22 years, Honourable Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi, to step down. Tuala said he pondered over the change Samoa wanted when he approached the leaders of both parties […]

Parents Grieve the Loss of their Son Killed in a Hit-and-Run

The parents of an NUS Diploma in Tourism student who died on Tuesday night from a suspected hit and run are trying to come to terms with the loss of their boy. Tuuau Faasavalu would have turned 19 this Saturday 24th of April and his parents, Rosie and Fata Faasavalu, are heartbroken and finding it […]

Incidents of Double Voting Detected During Official Count

Suspected double voting was detected during the official count for the constituency of Sagaga 2 yesterday. The incidents were confirmed  by the Electrol Commissioner after a relaible source from Sagaga 2 told local media that they had found cases of individuals who had voted twice. Another scrutineer present during the Faleata 1 official count told […]

Slight Delay to Samoa’s Covid-19 Vaccination Roll-Out following Change of Advice in Australia

The roll-out for Samoa’s Covid-19 vaccination programme will be delayed as health officials consider concerns recently raised out of Australia, the UK and Germany. This was conveyed by Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri at a special ceremony held this morning to mark the arrival of 24,000 vaccinations for Samoa received through COVAX. […]

Family Travel Plans to Savaii Ruined by Two Car Accident

A car accident has ruined the general election travel plans of a family on their way to the Mulifanua wharf to catch the 10am ferry to Savaii. Registered as voters in their village of Sasina, the family of ten including children were grateful noone was seriously hurt. The driver, Isaako Nofoaiga said they had rented […]

Eseese Lagona i le Faamalosia o le Toe Foi i le Nuu mo Faigapalota

O saunoaga a le Ofisa Sili o Pulega o le Kamupani Vaa a Samoa le Afioga ia Leiataualetaua Samuel Phineas na ia faailoa ai e lē laiiiti le numera o tagata palota o loo vaavaai iai le kamupani vaa, o le a latou faaogaina le auaunaga mo aso nei e lua, ao alo atu Samoa […]

SSC Runs Continuous Ferry Service to Ensure Noone is Left Behind

Thursday 8th April 2021 Upolu Samoa. The Samoa Shipping Corporation (SSC) are expecting an influx of passengers over the next 48 hours, as Savaii residents living in Upolu make their way across to the Big Island in time for polling tomorrow. Chief Executive Officer of SSC Leiataualetaua Samuel Phineas says in response, the Corporation will […]

Judge Questions Police Investigation into Death of Newborn Baby

Judge Alalatoa Rosella Papalii has questioned police investigations into the death of a newborn baby during the inquest to determine cause of death. Judge Papalii told the Investigating Officer (IO) that she found it hard to believe the child was still born, even suggesting that if he had been uncomfortable as a male to lead […]

E Le Po Pea se Nuu – Ua Faapaia le Nofo Fou i le Suafa Faumuina i Lepea

26 Mati 2021, Lepea, Faleata, Samoa. E ui i le mamafa o uaga i le taeao nei, e lei toloa ai le faamoemoe o suli ma feoi o le suafa Faumuina le Tupufia i Lepea ina ua faae’e atu le suafa i le nofo fou e pei ona filifilia mai ai e le Faamasinoga lē […]