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Most humans take comfort in stability and a slow pace of change. Unfortunately, the world is dispassionate about our desire for equilibrium. Instead, it is dynamic, with conditions continually shifting and evolving. In terms of change, 2016 has been a momentous period. The election of Donald J....
Apia, SAMOA — Flights from American Samoa to Vava’u, Tonga or Apia to Vava’u, Tonga is a reality for Talofa Air, who received their permit last month, this is according to Talofa Air Chief Executive Officer Toleafoa Captain Jeffrey Hunt. Responding to Samoa News questions, Toleafoa said that the...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina today met with Governors’ representatives from the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the first meeting of the U.S. Territories...
Apia, SAMOA — “Samoa is a very special place to us, for so many reasons... There’s a lot of the fa’asamoa that was borrowed for the movie,” says Ron Clements, who is one of the duo of directors for Disney’s blockbuster animated movie — “Moana”. John Musker, the other half of the duo-director team,...
“We ask you to open your minds with the possibilities that can transform our existing city into an enjoyable and functional place that is well thought out and designed,” said Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi during the launching of the Apia’s Waterfront Plan last week. The plan...
PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO VIOLENCE IN SAMOA Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Ombudsman’s office — National Human Rights Institution of Samoa has launched a national public inquiry into family violence. This coincides with Samoa’s “Human Rights Day” that takes place on December 10 annually. This year’s Human Rights...
More than ten individuals with Samoan names are among the 37 defendants charged under six indictments for a variety of drug trafficking offenses and three of those defendants are charged with firearm offenses, according to a list released yesterday by the federal government as well as in a news...
Apia, SAMOA — Although more than 200 criminal charges has been filed against the police commissioner the Samoa Attorney General’s office has yet to finalized them and this was revealed during the status hearing for suspended Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil in the Supreme Court earlier...
Apia, SAMOA — “Human Rights, gender equity, cultural views and HIV&AIDS Prevention” were among the issues that will be discussed during the Fa’afafine Week in Samoa, a first time event according to Samoa Fa’afafine Association (SFA) President So’oalo To’oto’oali’i Roger Stanley. Held at the...
Apia, Samoa — Empowering women in the Pacific is one aspect of life that newly crowned Miss Pacific Islands, Anne Dunn is passionate about and in doing so, that is one of the first projects that she’ll be working on upon returning home. Held in Tuanaimato, the 30th Miss Pacific Islands pageant saw...

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