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SAMOA’S PM TUILAEPA BOOK LAUNCH OF “PALEMIA”  On Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, Prime Minister, Susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi launched his book, “Palemia” — written by Dr. Peter Swain, as narrated by the PM — in New Zealand during a well-attended event at Samoa House in Auckland, NZ. The prime...
An Auckland family is demanding answers from the Samoan Government five years after their son and brother died while being held at Tafai-Ngata prison near Apia. Hans Dalton suffered from a mental illness and was found dead upside down in a water drum in 2012. Time hasn't healed the pain for Hans...
Noumea, New Caledonia – Pacific Island countries and territories at the Pacific Community’s (SPC) 10th governing body conference in Noumea have called for the establishment of a Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science. The centre, to be hosted at SPC, will draw on the scientific and technical...
Fiji Airways is already expanding on its newly-formed alliance with Samoa's renamed international airline, Samoa Airways. It has announced additional flights into Samoa from November this year. The Samoa Tourism Authority newsletter reported a Fiji Airways official, John Nickel, made the...
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government has been accused of stalling the progress of an investigation into a complaint by a group of matai fighting to stop government-initiated projects they claim will “alienate customary lands.” The group’s spokesperson, Fiu Mataese Elisara,...
2018: PARKING METERS WILL BE A PERMANENT FIXTURE IN APIA TOWN AREA — Come 2018 parking meters will be a permanent fixture in the Apia town area. Cabinet recently has given the green light for Land Transport Authority to proceed with their long awaited plans to install parking meters starting in...
Guam is being used as a pawn in the confrontation between North Korea and the United States, an academic says. North Korea has said it will develop a plan by next week to launch four intermediate range missiles towards Guam, targeting waters near the US territory. US President Donald Trump said he...
Poor fitness, alcohol issues, disrespect for the blue jersey are some of the reasons identified as key factors in the Manu Samoa’s failed campaign which has led to the resignation of the Head Coach. The issues are highlighted in a report by a Review Committee appointed by the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R...
APIA, SAMOA — Samoa Airways, Samoa’s new international airline, has revealed its new logo as it prepares to launch international jet services.  The logo, which acknowledges the airline’s origins and links, features an adapted version of the iconic coconut tree which since 1959 has been the symbol...
ST JOSEPHS BUILDS ON AMERICAN FOOTBALL LINKS — Samoa Observer reports that St Joseph’s College is taking American Football to a whole new level in Samoa.  Following their first game against American Samoa’s Tafuna High School last month, Football Coach, Agatupu Lefao and his team are heading to...

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