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S.P.W.A.N members march to commemorate International Women’s Day. [Samoa Observer]
Apia, SAMOA — More than 50 members of the Samoa Police Women’s Advisory Network (S.P.W.A.N.) yesterday joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Press for Progress” and it marks the social, economic cultural and political achievements of women in...
 Samoa's Minister of the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa, Lopao'o Natanielu Mu'a  [Photo: RNZ Pacific /Tipi Autagavaia]
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Scientific Research Organisation has successfully produced whisky from talo. It is seen as another step in a government plan to develop potential export products from local agricultural crops.. The research agency's minister, Lopao'o Natanielu Mu'a, said scientists at the...
Vailima, brewed on Samoa, will be available in several west coast markets in the US. [photo via JustDrinks.com]
Coca-Cola Amatil's Fijian division, Paradise Beverages, has lined up a limited US roll-out for Samoa Breweries' Vailima beer brand. The lager, which is brewed on the island of Samoa, will start to hit the shelves in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho this month, the company said this week....
[Photo: 123RF via RNZI]
Apia, SAMOA — Families refusing to relocate to allow for an extension to Samoa's Faleolo International Airport may be charged with trespass. The Samoa Observer reported Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi saying his government would not bow to demands by families from Satapuala village for...
Three years ago, the Samoa Returnees Organisation was specifically set up and is now working with the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration providing support and rehabilitation for the deportees or returnees, adjust to life in Samoa.
APIA, SAMOA — The Samoan Government has been informed by the United States government that nine people who have had trouble with the law there are to be deported back to Samoa. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi told Talamua that they have been informed by the US State...
VAILIMA BEER BOUND FOR UNITED STATES MARKET  Samoa Breweries Limited has announced a major breakthrough in as far as exporting the taste of Samoa — Vailima — to the world. Vailima Beer will soon be available in the United States.  This follows an agreement signed between the Samoa Breweries...
  HONOLULU — Scientists from throughout the Pacific will convene in Honolulu Tuesday through Thursday to provide recommendations on managing fisheries in Hawai'i, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the US Pacific Remote Islands Areas. The meeting of...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi [SN file photo]
PM TUILAEPA SAYS CHINA AID IS 'ALL TRANSPARENT'  Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has defended China’s aid amidst growing concerns from the Pacific region’s traditional development partners. Tuilaepa went in to bat for China during a joint press conference with New Zealand Prime...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa can officially begin exporting fresh banana and plantains to New Zealand again. The breakthrough comes under a new export plan the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries have agreed upon. The good news for banana farmers come after a...
A SAD LOOK: A picture is worth a thousand words. [Samoa Observer]
Apia, SAMOA — A proposed Bill on the Rights of the Child by the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development could ban children under 14 years old from being street vendors. The proposed Bill is part of the Ministry’s plan to address core issues that deal directly with child labor and street...

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