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 Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama addressing climate change talks consultations in Bonn, May 2017 [Photo: Supplied]
An Australian think tank says the withdrawal of the US Trump administration from the Paris Accord presents an opportunity for the Pacific to look to China. The director of research at The Australian Institute, Rod Campbell said China is getting more serious about climate change. Mr Campbell said he...
E-Life Wild Turmeric made in Samoa [photo from website]
Nine Pacific Island food and beverage companies from five countries will showcase and sell their wares of packaged foods and drinks at the Auckland Food Show this week. Among the products that will be on show will be a range of biscuits, snack foods, artesian water (in biodegradable bottles),...
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A new chapter in the history of Samoa started Friday at Tuana’imato. It began with the changing of the guard in terms of the Head of State when His Highness Tuia’ana Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II took his oath as the new Head of State. By his side was the Masiofo, Her Highness Fa’...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi was awarded a silver medal in archery in the 2007 Pacific Games. [SN file photo]]
SAMOA GOVERNMENT GEARS UP FOR 2-SAMOA TALKS Samoa will host the 2017 Inter-island Samoa talks in Apia with American Samoa in early October. Originally the talk was planned for early next month but American Samoa has communicated to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi requesting...
 The drone found at the Department of Corrections prison facility on Friday 14 July. [Photo/The Guam Daily Post via DOC]
The Guam Department of Corrections is investigating whether drones have been used to smuggle contraband into prisons after one was found at its main facility. The Guam Daily Post reported the discovery was the latest in a string of 26 cases that the department was investigating involving the...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi. [SN file photo]
Sacredness is about doing what’s right and following the law. That’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s response to claims that Samoa has lost the sacredness over the selection of the country’s Head of State.   “The most sacred thing to do is to follow the law.... our laws,” Tuilaepa...
ASTCA [SN file photo]
ASTCA APOLOGIZES FOR QUALITY OF THEIR INTERNET SERVICE — The American Samoa Tele Communications Agency (ASTCA), in a press release, says it has identified some technical issues, which are affecting the quality of their Internet service; and apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused and...
A new report has highlighted concerns with teen pregnancy in Samoa only a week after a young mother wasjailed for infanticide. Vesi Enele was sentenced to 10 years in prison last week after pleading guilty to trying to flush her newborn down the toilet. Abortion is only legal in Samoa to preserve...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi [SN file photo]to]
VIRGIN’S APPLICATION DOES NOT SURPRISE PM TUILAEPA The intention by Virgin Australia to continue flights to Samoa after its Virgin Samoa joint-venture with the Samoan government concludes in November comes as no great surprise to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi. Virgin...
Samoa Supreme Court [SN file photo]
A half brother and sister charged with allegations of incest, appeared in the Supreme Court before Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiavasue Falefatu Sapolu this week. The Prosecutor in the case is Leone Su’a – Mailo. In court, Ms. Su’a asked if the matter could be further adjourned for the...

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