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SMALL-SCALE CANNING GETS A BOOST Just as canning in American Samoa is going bust, the first regional training for small-scale tuna canning entrepreneurs in the Pacific started in Majuro. The training aims to certify prospective canners so that small domestic commercial tuna canning operations can...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Attorney General has assumed prosecutorial duties of the National Prosecution Office (NPO) following the suspension of the Acting Director of the NPPO, Mureil Lui who took over when cabinet also suspended Director of NPO, Mauga Precious Chang who is facing criminal charges in...
The partially decomposed body of the man who was found floating in Levi, Sale’imoa earlier this week.  (Facebook)
Apia, SAMOA — A man who appears to be in his late 30s was found floating in the sea near Levi Sale’imoa earlier this week and efforts to find this man’s family have been unsuccessful, says Superintendent and Police Spokesperson Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu who said they will reach out to the neighboring...
HONOLULU, HAWAI’I — Standing Committees of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council are meeting today to consider management measures for fisheries in the expanded Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI); 2017 longline-caught bigeye tuna...
The new volunteers from the Peace Corps in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Sports, and Culture (MESC) to promote teaching and learning capacities in English Literacy in government primary schools.  (Photos US Embassy-SAMOA0)
Apia, SAMOA — Twenty-one Americans arrived in Samoa last week, they are volunteers from the Peace Corps who has been sending volunteers since 1967. The volunteers who will spend two years living and working in Samoan villages serving as English Resource Teachers in government primary schools. This...
PACIFIC SHORT STORY COMPETITION UNDERWAY IN SAMOA Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Observer’s Editor in Chief, Savea Sano Malifa and his wife Muliaga Jean Malifa who is also the publisher, have again opened up the opportunity to writers all over the Pacific — young and old — to the Samoa Observer Tusitala Short...
INMATE ESCAPES JAIL CAUSING FEAR AMONGST PUBLIC Apia, SAMOA — A 24-year-old male from Vaiusu and Aele — an inmate at the Tafa’igata Prison — has escaped from police custody as of last week. This was confirmed by Samoa’s Police Spokesperson, Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu during the weekly police press...
INMATE ESCAPES JAIL CAUSING FEAR AMONGST PUBLIC Apia, SAMOA — A 24-year-old male from Vaiusu and Aele — an inmate at the Tafa’igata Prison — has escaped from police custody as of last week. This was confirmed by Samoa’s Police Spokesperson, Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu during the weekly police press...
 Language weeks are one way for Tuvalu people to keep their culture and language alive for the next generation. [Photo: RNZ/Indira Stewart ]
This week many across New Zealand have joined the Tuvalu community in celebrating Tuvalu language week. But the celebrations have reflected an urgency among Tuvaluans who are trying to keep their culture alive and strong, while their small island nation is sinking. The Pacific island nation sits...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is seeing an increase of visitors, this is according to Samoa Tourism Authorities (STA) statistics where year-to-date numbers stand at 65,274 (compared to 58,559 in 2015). “In June alone, 12,773 visitor arrivals were recorded, representing growth of 10% versus the same period...

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