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View of the apron, east side. [courtesy photo]
Apia, SAMOA  – In the coming months, Samoa Airport Authority (SAA) will be Following the World Bank’s No Objection in October 2017and a Cabinet Approval in November 2017, SAA signed a USD 31,400,750.00 contract on 18 January 2018 with Downer NZ Ltd to undertake the design and construction of...
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Apia, SAMOA — Landowners will be prosecuted if they plant trees not less than 10 meters from electricity poles. Law amendments to this effect are now with the Attorney General’s Office, the General Manager of the Electric Power Corporation, (EPC) Tologata Tile Leia Tuimalealiifano told a press...
(2nd from left) Digicel Samoa CEO, Mr. Farid Mohammed and (3rd from left) SSCC Board Chairman, Leiataua Alden Godinet with Digicel and SSCC officials announced on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 that it’s the first company to sign up with the Tui Samoa cable.  [Courtesy photo]
Apia, Samoa – Digicel today announced, it’s the first company to sign up with the Tui Samoa cable. This announcement follows the announcement made earlier this month about it investing WST $25-million in upgrading its network. The official contract signing ceremony took place at the Samoa Submarine...
Tupulaga O Samoa Mo a Taeao, representing Samoa, will perform Friday night as part of the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s International Nights 2018. [Photo courtesy of BOB DOUGLAS]
The University of Hawaii at Hilo International Student Association will present International Nights 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center. As one of the most diverse college campuses in the nation, this annual event features performances from around the world...
Paul Bayly (l) surveying the damage done by TC Winston with ​DS at RKS school library in Viti Levu, with one of his deputies Puamao Sowane (r).  [Courtesy photo]
WANGANUI, 21 February 2018 — Speaking on the second anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Winston, and having just faced the brunt of Cyclone Gita in New Zealand, Paul Bayly former Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in Fiji, calls on more Pacific led research to contribute...
Convicted rapist, Lauititi Tualima [file photo]
A notorious prison escapee and convicted rapist, Lauititi Tualima, who brought much shame to Samoa when his offending attracted the attention of 60 Minutes last year, has refused to cooperate with the Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu. A Court official said he appeared to...
A lawyer in Honolulu representing students who suffered decades of horrific abuse at the hands of a doctor says victim complaints were ignored by staff and key evidence destroyed to protect the school's reputation. Kamehameha Schools has now agreed to pay out a record $US80 million to 32 victims...
GITA'S FINAL STING: MORE WILD WEATHER FOR DEEP SOUTH NZ  While most of the South Island of New Zealand is out of the woods when it comes to the wild weather, a heavy rain warning remains in place for Dunedin and North Otago. Ex-tropical cyclone Gita had moved away from the country and was currently...
[Photo: RNZI Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia]
Samoa hopes to introduce electronic voting at the next election in 2021. The electoral commissioner, Faimalōmatumua Mathew Lemisio told Talamua Online the new voting system would solve the delays in obtaining preliminary election results on polling day. He said a voter's fingerprint will be scanned...
Big Island volunteers Karen Kane (left) and Susan Hicks (right). [Courtesy photo]
Two Hawai‘i Red Cross volunteers from the Big Island, Karen Kane and Susan Hicks, are deploying to American Samoa today to help with the Red Cross response to Tropical Cyclone Gita. Both volunteers will be assisting with casework. The American Red Cross is providing assistance to families affected...

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