Samoa Gains Independence From NZ | JANUARY 1, 1962

On January 1, 1962, Western Samoa became the first independent state in the Pacific, and also the world’s first independent “micro-state.” Malietoa Tanumafili II and...

Sister of Jeremiah Malaki Pays Tribute to Her Inspirational Big Brother

The younger sister of Jeremiah Malaki Akeli Tauiliili has shared the deep emptiness she feels from missing her older brother, who was tragically killed...

Ieli Niulesa of MNRE Collects Rubbish on the RLS Track

Ieli Niulesa is a father of 3 who works for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Every weekend he climbs the hike to the...

Accused Plead Not Guilty to Manslaughter

Herman Paul Westerlund and Suapaina Savaiinaea have both entered not guilty pleas to the charge of manslaughter.  The two men are accused of causing...

Malachi 3:1

I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. “I have a message for you!” A woman working at the conference I...

Panama Canal turned over to Panama | DECEMBER 31

On this day in 1999, the United States, in accordance with the Torrijos-Carter Treaties, officially hands over control of the Panama Canal, putting the strategic...

2 Corinthians 5:17

If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! Junkyards intrigue me. I enjoy working on...

USSR established | DECEMBER 30

In post-revolutionary Russia, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian Federation (divided...