• A 14-year-old male from Patamea died yesterday Monday 14 December, allegedly drowned when he went swimming with his brother at the Maliolio River in Savaii.

      As per Meteorology Office’s update, we are expecting heavy rainfall, high combined waves, and swells, flooding to major rivers and vulnerable locations throughout the week. Due to these severe weather conditions, the Samoa Police, Prisons and Corrections Services urge families living around the coast and low-lying areas and near rivers to be vigilant and take extra cautious.

      We remind parents and guardians to please keep a close eye on our young children and youth. This tragedy could have been avoided and our condolences to the grieving family. As we head into Christmas and New Year let’s not turn cheers into tears.

      Working Together for a Safer Samoa.