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Marieta Heidi Ilalio has been writing since 2003 after graduating from the American Samoa Community College in Pago. She comes from the village of Tufulele is a freelance contributor to Samoa Global News.

Man Faces Four Sexual Related Charges Against Grand-Niece

A 39 year old man appeared in the Supreme Court on Monday morning with four sexual related charges against a his grand niece. The victim is categorized by the Court as being under 16 years of age. The defendant whose name is suppressed to protect the identity of the victim, had sexual connection with his […]

Barricades in Place as Police Warn Public Not to Enter Parliament Grounds

Barricades have been put up around Samoa’s Parliament grounds to block the public from entering following a decision set down by the Speaker that the Maota Fono and its grounds, are closed to the public ahead of Tuesday’s Parliament session. The Samoa Police have issued a public notice to warn the public from entering the […]

Health Director Gives Assurance of Samoa’s Stringent Border Control Measures

The Ministry of Health Director General, Leausa Dr Take Naseri has allayed fears that Samoa’s borders would be affected by a cargo ship that had traveled through Fiji, entering Samoa earlier this week on the 8th of September. During an NEOC press conference, Leausa said all vessels entering the Apia wharf are pre approved by […]

Three Prison Officers Sacked, Unrelated to Sunday Escape

Three Prison Officers who have been working at the Tanumalala Correctional Facilities have been terminated. This was confirmed by Deputy Police Commissioner, Papali Monalisa Tiai-Keti to Samoa Global News. “I can confirm that three prison officers have been terminated following the completion of an investigation conducted over the past couple of months,” she said. Asked […]

Salvage Operations Underway for Nafanua II Police Patrol Boat

The salvage operation is underway for Samoa’s Nafanua II guardian-class police patrol boat that went aground near the Salelologa wharf two months ago. A special team of technical advisors arrived into Samoa on the last direct repatriation flight from Australia. Following the mandated quarantine period in isolation, they began the salvage operation this week joined […]

Five More Youth Arrested for Faleu Stoning Incident, Chiefs Who Ordered the Attack Not Yet Charged

Five more youth between 20-28 years from the village of Faleu, Manono have been charged by police in relation to an attack on a family’s property where their home was stoned while a mother and her five children were inside. Deputy Police Commissioner, Auapa’a Logoitino Filipo says there are now altogether six young men from […]

Health Director Urges Community to Get Second Dose of Covid-19 Vaccines

9 September 2021 Apia Samoa. Samoa’s Director General of Health is urging the public to come in for their second dose of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca before the last batch expires at the end of November. The call was made during the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) press conference on Thursday afternoon. Leausa Dr. Take Naseri […]

“Team 8” of St Mary’s College Old Girls Plan for 65-Year Celebration

Members of St Mary’s Old Girls Association (SMOGA) who come together as “Team 8” this week to plan for their high school’s 65 year anniversary since it opened in Samoa. All former students of St Mary’s College are divided into ten teams and to ensure a cross section of generations in each team, you are […]

Su’a Sworn-In as Interim Attorney General by Head of State

8 September 2021, Apia Samoa. Senior lawyer and Partner of Wallwork-Lamb law firm, Su’a Hellene Wallwork was sworn-in at a special ceremony held at the Head of State’s residence in Vailele this morning. Speaking to the media after the ceremony, Su’a held back tears as she acknowledged her parents, and thanked God for the opportunity […]

Fisherman Found Dead at Sea in Satitoa Aleipata

The body of a 60 year old fisherman from Satitoa, Aleipata was found at sea on Tuesday night after a search by his family and the Samoa Police. Responding to questions from Samoa Global News, Deputy Police Commissioner Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo said the concerned family contacted Police after their father had not returned home by […]