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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.

Samoa’s First Covid-19 Case Cleared to Re-Enter Community

Samoa’s only recorded case of Covid-19, the 16 year old boy who returned home with his mother on the 12th January 2021 repatriation flight from Los Angeles has been allowed to re-enter the community, and move freely from being isolated in his home. The National Emergency Operation Centre Samoa has confirmed that Samoa is once […]

1.6 Million Reasons to Smile – FAST Radio Telethon a Hit

20 March 2021, Apia Samoa.  It was a relaxed and enjoyable event yesterday as the Faatuatua i Le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) political party congregated in tents at Vaitele for a fundraising radiothon that brought in a total of $1,643,734 tala. There was an overwhelming amount of support from overseas based Samoans from Australia, USA […]

Tragic Death of Student following Accident at St Joseph’s College

19 March, 2021 Apia Samoa. Published 10pm Fri 19 March 2021. Updated 9.30pm Sat 20 March 2021. A 16 year old student from St Joseph’s College died on Friday afternoon when according to his uncle Ulugia David Paono, he took a hard fall on the concrete floor during a sack race held inside the school […]

Lawyer Argues Client Held in Custody for Past 3 Months Unfair

  Defense counsel Masoe Charlie Vaai successfully sought bail for his client who had been held in custody for the past three months. Benjamin BJ Evalu, 25, was arrested and charged in December 2020 in relation to a Birdie’s bar incident at Faleata Golf Course; which led to the death of Misipati Poasa, a 30 […]

Students Want Peace Between HRPP and FAST as Nation Prepares for General Elections

Three weeks out from general elections, three Avele College students say all they want is peace between political parties in Samoa. The three girls shared their thoughts on the current political climate in Samoa, and say they feel unsafe and are afraid by what they see on social media. Emi Ene from Vaiusu says they […]

Parliament of Samoa’s Head Translator Remembered for his Dedication and Commitment

The Congregational Christian Church of Tanoalei’a at Vaivase-Uta was packed on Saturday morning with dignitaries, members of the clergy, community leaders, staff of the Legislative Assembly, family and friends to honor and farewell the Reverand who was also Head of Samoa’s Legislative Assembly Translation Division. Reverend To’omata Kereta Faatonu was described as a humble person, […]

Deputy Police Commissioner Tells of her Early Days with the Samoa Police Service

Deputy Commissioner of Police Papalii Monalisa Tiai Keti delivered an inspirational speech during a special lunch to mark International Women’s Day held by the Samoa Police Womens Advisory Network (SPWAN) in colaboration with the Samoa Australia Police Partnership earlier this week. “Have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you […]

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa Leads New Political Party

Samoa’s former Deputy Prime Minister, Honorable Fiame Naomi Mataafa has been announced the leader to take Samoa’s newest political party to the April 9th general elections. The Faatuatua i Le Atua Samoa ua Tasi FAST party accelerated its momentum yesterday afternoon when Fiame’s constituency formally presented their uncontested candidate as a member of the FAST party. […]

Sailor Detained in Miami for 10 Months Helped by Samoa First Union

  Aisoli Faapusa Te’o was removed from the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) cruise ship he had been working on after he allegedly stabbed another sailor in an incident that he says was self-defense. Aisoli insists that he had acted in defense of a young Samoan sailor who was being bullied and beaten by another sailor […]

Noelani Selected as Head Girl of Suva’s Holy Trinity Anglican School

  A young Samoan from Fasitootai who moved to Fiji with her family two years ago will be taking up the role of Head Girl at the Holy Trinity Anglican Primary School in Suva. Despite being at the school for just two years, the school principal says Noelani Serenade Brown-Vaise has been selected through her […]