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Judge Allows Two Men Charged with Theft as a Servant to Apply for Legal Aid

Mulinuu Courthouse, Apia Samoa; translated from FaaSamoa. Two former employees of Bluebird Lumber and Hardware appeared before the Supreme Court facing charges of theft as a servant for allegedly removing a washing machine, an electric saw and a tool box. The two men are charged with removing hardware goods on three separate occasions. According to […]

Tanumalala Inmate Charged with Dealing Drugs in Prison Requests Name Suppression

Mulinuu Courthouse, Apia Samoa; translated from FaaSamoa. It was a definite “no” from Justice Fepuleai Ameperosa Roma when an inmate accused of dealing drugs at Tanumalala prison asked for name suppression. Justice Roma told Faasao Peseta, from Pu’apu’a Savai that the public must know about these serious allegations and noted with concern the increasing number […]

Man Dies while Serving a Life Sentence for Death of His Wife, Suspected Suicide

Translated from the files of #FaaSamoa. A prisoner had died while serving a life sentence at Tanumalala for the murder of his wife. Police Commissioner Auapaau Logoitino Filipo said the prisoner was rushed to Leulumoega District Hospital yesterday, but despite efforts by medical staff, he passed away last night. According to the Police Commissioner, the […]

Man Charged with the Murder of a Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty

A former cop charged with the murder of a police woman on December 24th last year has pleaded not guilty to all five charges against him in relation to the tragic incident. Police Officer Mele Segisolo Lapana was shot and killed in the early hours of Saturday morning 24 December 2022. Police arrested and charged the […]

Samoa Shipping Services General Manager is the FAST Party Candidate for Vaimauga 3

Longserving General Manager of the Samoa Shipping Services is the Faatuatua i Le Atua Samoa ua Tasi party candidate for the upcoming by-elections for Vaimauga 3, recently vacated by the sudden passing of the late Tapunuu Papaliitele Niko Lee Hang. Lautimuia Afoa Uelese Vaai has been the driving force behind the success of the Samoa […]

Former Bank Employee Admits to Falsifying Loans Valued at $80,000

From the files of FaaSamoa. A former ANZ employee has pleaded guilty to forging loan applications to channel funds of $80,000 tala to herself. Seira Malifa, 38, of Nuu-Fou and Safotu entered her plea before Justice Fepuleai Ameperosa Roma in the Supreme Court of Samoa on Monday morning. The Court heard the former branch manager […]

Miss Pacific Islands: Contestants Select Development Topics to Discuss

Monday 30 January 2023 Apia Samoa. Contestants of the Miss Pacific Islands pageant are given a development topic each year to research, and then make a presentation on. This year the topics range from Health, Education, Technology, Tourism and Climate Change. contestants are expected to discuss are its impacts both nationally and in the region. […]

Faafetaia e le Minisita o Faatoaga ma Faigafaiva le Tautua a Tilafono David Hunter

Ua faailoa e le Minisita o Faatoaga ma Faigafaiva, Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi Shmidt, le faamavaega a le Pule Sili o le Matagaluega, le afioga ia Tilafono David Hunter. O le saunoaga a le Minisita i le Palemene o Samoa i le vaiaso nei sa folasia ai, ua faamavae Tilafono, ona o ni fuafuaga tau […]

Samoa Needs its Own Cargo Ship – Transport Minister

Translated from FaaSamoa. The answer to the rising cost of imported goods, is for Samoa to invest in its own cargo ship. That was the definitive position presented by the Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure (MWTI) Hon Olo Afoa Fiti Vaai, in Parliament this week. Olo was giving his official Ministerial response to questions […]