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Outgoing Miss Samoa Papalii Alexandra Iakopo (middle) flanked by the nine contestants
Salelologa, SAVAII — As Savaii prepares for the 2018 McDonald’s Miss Samoa Pageant at the Don Bosco Hall at Salelologa, Saturday morning, the Big Islands’ resident have been assured that the Teuila Festival will be theirs to enjoy in 2020. The government commitment was announced by Finance Minister...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Minister of Transport believes that drunk drivers should be given mandatory jail terms as a form of deterrent in efforts to curb the increasing offence on the roads. Papalii Niko Lee Hang told the Samoa Observer that intoxicated and impaired drivers were a very real danger for...
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Pacific Islands Forum, NAURU — Nauru is at the centre of a diplomatic storm after the Pacific ­Islands Forum host nation, which is aligned to Taiwan, denied ­Chinese observers the right to visit on official passports. Forum chairman Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi threatened to...
The courthouse in Apia, Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — Two nurses accused of killing two babies in Samoa have pleaded not guilty in the Supreme Court at Apia. The two accused, Leutogi Te'o and Luse Emo Tuavale, entered a not guilty plea to manslaughter, conspiracy to defeat the course of justice and negligence. The women remain on bail...
Samoa's prime minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi welcomes Salvation Army delegation
Apia, SAMOA — The Salvation Army New Zealand has officially begun work in Samoa this month to run programs for victims of substance abuse and addiction. A church and addiction treatment center will be set up. Another focus will be addressing violence against women and children. The church was first...
Lead coordinator Susitina Lene helps to administer treatment to a family in Leauvaa
Apia, SAMOA  — Minor side effects from the treatment of filariasis is expected but there is nothing to be worried about, says World Health Organization’s Dr. Rasul Baghirov. Members of the public have recently reported having adverse reactions to the treatment, which is part of a Government...
Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi
Suva, FIJI — Samoa's prime minister, Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi, arrives in Fiji today (Sunday, August 25 Fiji and Samoa time) for a three-day official visit. He will pay calls on the President of Fiji and is expected to meet with his Fiji counterpart Frank Bainimarama on Monday. He will address...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While American Samoa’s mass drug administration (MDA) to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis is set for next month, Samoa Government’s Ministry of Health launched last week its MDA, as shown in this photo posted on the Samoa Ministry of Health’s Facebook Page called, “...
Moefaauo Salale Moananu, Falefata Hele Matatia and Lepale Niko Palamo
Apia, SAMOA — The official Pacific Games 2019 Sports programme was released in a press conference at Tuina’imato Sports complex yesterday. The two-week schedule covering 26 sports and their confirmed location and venue was launched as well as introducing the Technical team from China who will be...
men sorting bananas
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi walked away impressed with the Tanumapua Farm swift recovery from Hurricane Gita at the end of a brief tour by Cabinet Wednesday this week. Of particular interest to the Prime Minister is the Tanumapua Farm's Banana Plantation...

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