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Prime Minister  Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Contrary to wishful thinking to give the green light that would allow Samoans residing overseas to vote in General Elections, Government under no circumstance is “stopping any eligible Samoan to be part of our democratic election process,” says Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr....
 A member of the public takes a closer look at one of the parking meters
Apia, SAMOA — Members of the public will soon pay to park their vehicles in the Apia Township.  This was confirmed by the Land Transport Authority C.E.O., Galumalemana Ta'atialeoitiiti Tutuvanu-Schwalger yesterday. The Chief Executive Officer was asked for a comment after a team was seen in the...
ocean water
Apia, SAMOA — The body of a man found floating in Samoa waters last Friday has been identified as that of an Indonesian citizen. According to a report on TV1Samoa last night, an unnamed fishing vessel had found the man floating at sea and brought him ashore. Police confirmed the matter and said the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 19-year-old overstayer from Samoa who was in the territory since May 2016 departed American Samoa this week on board the Lady Naomi, pursuant to an order from District Court Judge Fiti Sunia. While here, the young man was convicted of underage consumption of alcohol -...
Telsa Powerpacks on Tau Island, Manu'a
Apia, SAMOA — One of Tesla’s earliest microgrid projects with Powerpacks was deployed in American Samoa and now the company deployed two bigger systems in order to help the country of Samoa transition their energy production from the more expensive and polluting fossil fuels, like diesel, to...
Measles, MMR vaccine (file photo)
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — There is a high likelihood medical error was to blame for the deaths of two infants in Samoa following their MMR vaccinations, a vaccinologist and senior lecturer says. The one-year-olds died earlier this month, minutes after receiving the jab for measles, mumps and...
Electoral Commissioner Faimalo Mathew Lemisio
Apia, SAMOA — Compulsory voting will eliminate vote selling and lead to the changing of mindsets among voters that candidates ‘own' their votes.  Speaking on the move by the Government to introduce amendments to electoral laws to make voting compulsory in Samoa, Electoral Commissioner Faimalo...
Apia police headquarters
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa, police are investigating the remains of two adults found on a beach near the village of Sa'anapu on Upolu.In Samoa, police are investigating the remains of two adults found on a beach near the village of Sa'anapu on Upolu. The police say they believe the remains of bones and...
View of Apia
Apia, SAMOA — A new political party has reportedly been registered in Samoa. Talamua Online reports Samoa's Electoral Commissioner has confirmed the Samoa First party has been registered. A source told Talamua that the party hoped to bring change to Samoa's political landscape and would push to...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has cautioned the General Secretary of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.), Reverend Vavatau Taufao, to leave politics to politicians. Prime Minister Tuilaepa offered the warning during his weekly media conference...

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