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New parking meters bound for Apia town. [courtesy photo]
2018: PARKING METERS WILL BE A PERMANENT FIXTURE IN APIA TOWN AREA — Come 2018 parking meters will be a permanent fixture in the Apia town area. Cabinet recently has given the green light for Land Transport Authority to proceed with their long awaited plans to install parking meters starting in...
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Guam is being used as a pawn in the confrontation between North Korea and the United States, an academic says. North Korea has said it will develop a plan by next week to launch four intermediate range missiles towards Guam, targeting waters near the US territory. US President Donald Trump said he...
Poor fitness, alcohol issues, disrespect for the blue jersey are some of the reasons identified as key factors in the Manu Samoa’s failed campaign which has led to the resignation of the Head Coach. The issues are highlighted in a report by a Review Committee appointed by the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R...
APIA, SAMOA — Samoa Airways, Samoa’s new international airline, has revealed its new logo as it prepares to launch international jet services.  The logo, which acknowledges the airline’s origins and links, features an adapted version of the iconic coconut tree which since 1959 has been the symbol...
St Joseph’s College students up against Tafuna High School at the inaugural game last month.  [photo: Samoa Observer]
ST JOSEPHS BUILDS ON AMERICAN FOOTBALL LINKS — Samoa Observer reports that St Joseph’s College is taking American Football to a whole new level in Samoa.  Following their first game against American Samoa’s Tafuna High School last month, Football Coach, Agatupu Lefao and his team are heading to...
Kalepo Naotala, a Univ. of Hawaii freshman from Virginia who is of Samoan ancestry suffered a serious spinal cord injury on July 1, 2017.  [courtesy photo]
The College Football Assistance Fund (CFAF) announced that a grant of $10,000 will be awarded to University of Hawaiʻi football player Kalepo Naotala to help with medical and non-medical costs while undergoing rehab for a spinal cord injury. Naotala, a freshman from Virginia who is of Samoan...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi displays the new book, Palemia Memoirs.  [courtesy photo M.P.M.C. Press Secretary]
AMERICAN PEACE CORPS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN SAMOA — After decades of running various projects in Samoa, the American Peace Corps program celebrates 50 years in Samoa, proving it's just as popular today as it was back then. Almost 2000 Americans have volunteered their services, since it was first...
Aufanua Manusina, pictured here with his wife and two of his children, was deported to Samoa on Tuesday.  (Photo courtesy Sauelelee Manusina)
After living in the United States for 15 years, a West Valley City man was deported to Samoa on Tuesday, leaving his wife wondering how she came to be a single mother of four children younger than 5 years old. Aufanua Manusina had just renewed his work permit in March. Officials called him...
Dr. Babington addresses faculty, students and staff on her first day.  [Courtesy photo]
HONOLULU (August 1, 2017) – Students, faculty and staff from all divisions and schools at Chaminade University enthusiastically greeted Dr. Lynn M. Babington on Aug. 1 as she officially began her tenure as the institution’s tenth President. The colorful welcoming ceremony featured a traditional...
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The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, officially opened the new Samoa High Commission complex in Canberra, Australia in late July. It was a momentous occasion for the diplomatic community and the Samoans from around Australia, according to a press release from the Prime...

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