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With the Auckland-Faleolo international route generating revenues in the neighborhood of NZ$50-to NZ $60 million a year, government is heedful that Samoa Airways has a fighting chance to survive the grueling dog eat dog international air services competition. The promising lucrative revenues...
APIA, SAMOA — Church ministers who say the government’s move to explain the ramifications of new tax law governing their income is late, and they also have a message for Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s administration — use the church tax money wisely! “There are countless families in...
Splitting international match takings between host and visiting teams could solve the broke Samoa Rugby Union's financial woes, the country's Prime Minister and Rugby Union chair says. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, who is also chairman of the union, said the move could fix its...
Miss American Samoa Matauaina Toomalatai heads to the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in Nadi, Fiji at the end of this month. Prayers and blessings will be offered for Matauaina at a church service at the Onenoa EFKAS which she attends before she leaves for Fiji. Executive Director of the American...
Large black strips of spearhead and turtle shell patterns, parallel lines, waves made out of negative space and other geometric shapes are only a few of the designs that cover the skin of many Pacific Islanders. “The Samoan tatau very intricately describes the philosophy of the Samoan people and...
The Samoa Parliament has endorsed a constitutional amendment that may extend the term in office of the head of state from five to ten years. Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, said this came after the former head of state, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, was not re-elected after two five...
Intensive livestock farming is a huge global industry that serves up millions of tons of beef, pork and poultry every year. When I asked one producer recently to name something his industry thinks about that consumers don’t, he replied, “Beaks and butts.” This was his shorthand for animal parts...
SAMOA’S NEWEST INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE — Samoa Airways is ready for its Inaugural flight scheduled for the beginning of next week, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from Apia to Auckland, NZ. The Government’s vision of bringing back its own airline through the re-establishment of Polynesian Airlines’ jet...
An idea brewed by the Samoa Cancer Society Board Member Vaitoa Toalupe with lifelong friend Manamea Apelu Schwalger, now the face of the Society’s Cancer Awareness Drive, the alumni has taken the country by whirlwind since its first informal get together in June. Late last month, the Alumni was...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — In the Samoan language, “olaga” means life — which makes it a perfect acronym for a unique new research laboratory opened by Brown University and Yale University scientists at the Pacific island nation’s Ministry of Health on Friday, Nov. 10. At the Obesity,...

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