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Police Charge Savaii Man with Possession of Marijuana and Ice Utensils

Translated from FaaSamoa. Police have arrested and charged a man from Sapapalii, Savaii with possession of marijuana, utensils and ammunition for a 12 gauge gun. Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti said the man was arrested at the end of last week, when the Tuasivi Police Post received a credible tip from a member of […]

France Pull Off 21-10 Win Over Samoa in Hamilton

After putting away Kenya by 31-5 this morning, the Manu Samoa 7’s have not been able to secure the win in their second pool match against France in Hamilton. The Cape Town champions were starved of possession by a relentless French side, who looked to have been the more determined team on the day. Samoa […]

“Tumau le Faatuatua se ia oo i le Taunuuga – Faith it until you Make it”

“A e tamo’e i luga o le malae taeao, ave lau taleni, ae sili atu ona tāua, o lou faatuatua i Le Atua.” “We serve a big God who can do anything, and winning takes both talent and FAITH in God.” O le feau lena sa tuuina atu e le Taitai o le 1Touch Ministries, […]

Crime in Samoa Fell by 38% over the Festive Season Compared to Last Year

Translated from the Files of FaaSamoa. Crime in Samoa decreased by 38% over the recent Christmas and New Year festive season, compared to the same time last year. This was confirmed by Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti at this year’s first press conference with local media held on Wednesday. Only 81 arrests were made […]

Witnesses Tell Police of Drug Movements inside Tanumalala Prison

Translated from the files of FaaSamoa. The investigation into a suspended prison officer at Tanumalala has now moved to include the question of how marijuana has been found on the premises. Vacancies Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti said investigations into the conduct of a suspended prison officer has led to credible witnesses stating that […]

Security Detail for Former Prime Minister to be Reinstated

Security protection for Samoa’s former Prime Minister of 23 years will be reinstated by Police after a recent incident where two women approached and collared Hon Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi as he was getting into his car outside the Mulinuu Courthouse. Tuilaepa had been attending the annual prayer service to bless the work of the Samoa […]

Police Investigate Banned Alcohol Products Re-Emerging in Samoa

Translated from #FaaSamoa. The Samoa Police have launched an investigation into banned alcohol products found to have been sold in local stores in recent weeks. Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti told media that products such as rice vodka re-emerged in stores during the recent festive season where demand for alcohol peaked. “The decision of […]

Lepea Performs Traditional Apology to Tuilaepa for Actions of Overseas-Based Villagers

16 January 2023 Apia Samoa. The high chiefs of Lepea this morning performed a traditional apology (ifōga) to former Prime Minister and leader of the Human Rights Protection Party Hon. Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi, seeking forgiveness for the actions of two villagers who attacked Tuilaepa last Friday morning. Police had launched an investigation into the […]

Former Prime Minister Will Not Press Charges against Alleged Attacker

Former Prime Minister and leader of the Human Rights Protection Party Hon. Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi has refused to press charges against a woman who allegedly attacked him outside the Mulinuu Courthouse on Friday morning. Samoa’s longest serving Prime Minister (Nov 1988 – July 2021) had been attending the prayer service for the re-opening of […]

Director General of Health says, “there is a lot to be done” to Improve Health Services in Samoa

“There is a lot of work to be done to lift health service standards and many areas that need improvement..” E telē se galuega e ao ona faatino mo le siitia i luga o le auaunaga a le Matagaluega o Soifua Maloloina, ma e tele foi ni vaega e ao ona faaleleia. That was the […]