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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways has confirmed that it's only aircraft was damaged when the catering truck smashed into the rear service door last Friday. It delayed the flight to Auckland by nearly a day while repairs were undertaken. The delay forced Samoa Airways to charter a Qantas 737 for its...
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Hagåtña, GUAM — The U.S. Department of Justice has filed its reply to the government of Guam’s defense of the Chamorro Land Trust Act citing a landmark 26-year-old case that upheld the validity of the act and orders its implementation. "(In that case), the government of Guam admitted that the...
NZ visa
Apia, SAMOA — The New Zealand Government announced the increases in the new fees and levies in a public notice.  According to the notice issued by the local Immigrating office, circulating locally, the new fees are subject to change pending advice from Immigration of New Zealand’s Head Office. For...
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Apia, SAMOA — Facing the increased effects of climate change, natural disasters, and the outsized impacts of global economic shocks on small economies, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) resolved to strengthen their efforts to achieve sustainable development at the conclusion of a three-day...
Fepuleai Atilla Ropati.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Supreme Court Justice Leiataualesa Darryl Clarke yesterday quashed a District Court decision to discharge without conviction suspended Lands and Titles Court President, Fepulea’i Atilla Ropati. Justice Leiataualesa upheld an appeal by the Police and ruled that the matter is...
Damage at  Hopwood Middle School
Sipan, CNMI — It could take up to two months for public schools in the Northern Marianas to reopen because of damage inflicted by last week's Super Typhoon Yutu. School administrators said public school students would miss at least 14 days of school. They said the worst case scenario would be up to...
Offshore wind turbine
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives remains divided on fossil fuels and the role of renewables like solar and wind. During the current Congress, dozens of bills supporting more investment in alternative-energy infrastructure and jobs have faltered. One of the measures that could...
View of Apia
Apia, SAMOA — Representatives of Small Island Developing States from around the world are meeting in Samoa this week. About 250 people from governments, the private sector, civil society and the UN are attending the week long conference. Participants will review porgies of what's called the SAMOA...
  The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Lopaoo Natanielu Mua introducing the new whiskey product
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Whiskey was launched by the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (S.R.O.S.) at the Taumeasina Island Resort on Friday. The whiskey is a unique product made out of taro and the first of its kind to be produced in Samoa and around the world.  Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’...
One of the parking meters already installed in Apia
Apia, SAMOA — Parking meters installed in selected locations in Apia town will become operational next month. This has been confirmed by the L.T.A. Chief Executive Officer, Galumalemana Titi Tutuvanu-Schwalger, in an email to the Samoa Observer. She said the parking meters will be switched on from...

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