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Satapuala, SAMOA — A Satapuala resident has questioned the legality of the 1983 agreement signed between the Government and their family chief, the late Toalepaialii Toeolesulusulu Siueva. The agreement concerns the Satapuala land, which the Government plans to extend the Faleolo International...
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Monash University's World Mosquito Programme says wolbachia bacteria can stop mosquitoes from spreading dengue and other diseases like chikungunya and zika. The programme director of impact assessment, Professor Cameron Simmons, said wolbachia was a naturally occurring bacteria and once transmitted...
 A coral reef off an island in Fiji's Yasawa Group [Photo: RNZI/Sally Round]
The rapid depletion of coral reefs could prove more damaging for small islands than sea level rise, according to recently published research. Coral reefs provide an important barrier for coastlines, creating friction that slows down and dissipates the energy of waves rushing in off the ocean. But...
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES ORDERS BOEING, DROPS AIRBUS  Hawaiian Airlines has ordered 10 next-generation Boeing 787 aircraft, and cancelled an order for a new version of their Airbus A330. Hawaiian joins Pacific carriers Air Niugini, Air Tahiti-Nui and Air New Zealand in selecting the long-range wide-body...
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Apia, SAMOA — Conflicting stories have emerged from Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s Government over the performance and profitability of Samoa Airways. While the Airline’s Minister, Lautafi Fio Purcell, had abruptly rejected reports that it was already running at a “substantial”...
Nuku'alofa, TONGA – Tonga will soon be the first country in the Pacific to have a legal aid centre specifically dedicated to helping people who are survivors of domestic violence. The Family Protection Legal Aid Centre will be opening its doors on Monday 12 March 2018. The Centre was established by...
  COURT HOUSE: Details that could lead to revealing the identity of the victim and the defendant have been suppressed. [SN file photo]
  A 36-year-old father has pleaded guilty to 41 charges of sexual connection in an incident involving his biological daughter.  The defendant appeared before Justice Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke. The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on 15 March 2018. He is represented by lawyer, Arthur Lesā,...
Samoa voters will cast their ballots in the next General Elections electronically removing the current time consuming manual voting process. [Courtesy photo]
Apia, SAMOA — Voters will cast their ballots in the next General Elections electronically removing the current time consuming manual voting process. But while electronic changes looms, some things will remain the same when Samoa return to the polls in 2021. For instance, the new electronic system...
One of Cecilia Keil's garments featuring in the parade: "Drowning Paradise"The bare centre piece in the middle representing Land and everything else is ocean. [Samoa Observer]
Apia, SAMOA — Local fashion designers are heading to Auckland, New Zealand, this weekend to participate in the Inaugural Skycity Pasifika Parade Fashion show.  Cecilia Keil of Cecilia’s Fashion House, Dane Fabricious of D.M.F. and Natalya Ah Him from Pele Creations, will be showcasing their...
 Samoa's PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi [Photo: RNZ / Sela Jane Aholelei]
The long, drawn-out taro ban battle between the two Samoas has clearly angered Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. He told KHJ yesterday afternoon that he was not aware of the counter ban by his country's Ministry of Agriculture. American Samoa had suspended the importation of Samoan...

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