Samoa Immigration suspends employee as it probes illegal passport sales

David Nomereta Uaine confirmed he had been suspended when contacted by the Samoa Observer.

Last week, the Attorney General issued an order prohibiting David Uaine and another man, Fitu Goshe, from leaving the country while the investigation is in progress.



Twenty years of Samoa

"I started it because I just wanted to record what people look like," she said.

"I'm the same as my father, he was really interested in my family history. So, he would write things down and interview certain family members and for me, it was really about recording what people looked like before people died or moved away or became old."

RNZ reports the Auckland-based Samoan photographer has received an artist's residency at the National University of Samoa, which she'll use to complete her project on Salelesi village.

Sio Laki to represent Samoa in discus at Paralympics

The Hampton Park teenager, who will represent his family’s homeland Samoa at the Games, said he was very excited

Mr Laki, who has cerebral palsy, said his physiotherapist got him onto discus because she thought he would have a knack for it.

Imam in Samoa says Christians should be more open

According to RNZI, Dr Mohammed Bin Yahya was responding to comments by the National Council of Churches that Islam should be banned in Samoa.

The Secretary General of the council, Reverend Ma'auga Motu, described Islam as a threat, calling on the Prime Minister to review the religious freedom provisions of the constitution.