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 AS-EPA deputy director William Sili and AS-EPA finance and special projects manager, Victor Tuiasosopo next to a plant with a photo of the American Samoa flag.
APIA, SAMOA —The long awaited Centre of Excellence, more formally known as the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC), was officially opened today in Apia, Samoa during the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)’s 29th Meeting of officials. The PCCC is a partnership between...
Photo of Mulifanua wharf
Apia, SAMOA — Police in Samoa are reviewing CCTV footage to try and find how a baby's body came to be dumped in a rubbish bin in Apia. The body was discovered a week ago at Mulifanua wharf, and a forensic examination of the scene has been carried out. It comes less than a month after another baby's...
Pacific Climate Change Centre
Apia, SAMOA — A new facility dedicated to helping Pacific Island countries prepare for and cope with the impacts of the climate crisis is being officially opened in Samoa. The Pacific Climate Change Centre is the first of the its kind in the region and aims to deliver capacity development...
Talalelei Pauga and supporters
Apia, SAMOA — Police in Apia are working to extradite a Samoan man based in Australia in connection with the alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil, confirmed to the Samoa Observer that the Police had made an...
Houses at Sogi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa police are preparing to evict families who are refusing to vacate government lands at a settlement known as Sogi in Apia. The Police Commissioner Fuiavaili'ili Egon Keil has cautioned against violence in the process. "Our plea to the families in this area is to keep the peace...
Samoa Government Building
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is proposing to criminalize the leaking of government documents with an up to seven year jail term for those found guilty of the crime. The Samoa Observer newspaper reports that a draft amendment to the Crimes Act would make it illegal for public servants to disclose "any...
Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Agafili Shem Leo.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government is reviewing its policy on the repatriation of bodies back to the country. The Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's proposed policy is expected to strengthen measures used by authorities to allow for repatriation of the deceased. Ministry CEO Agafili Shem...
Zita Martel captaining her longboat inside the reef in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — The popular fautasi or traditional longboat racing is being revived for the Teuila Festival next year, but crews must take competition seriously.  No more token entries to make up the numbers and arriving at the finishing line in comfort to collect on the prize money for taking part....
The General Secretary of the Congregational Christian Church, Reverend Vavatau Taufao and the CEO of the Ministry of Revenue, and Matafeo Avalisa Fautuaalii
Apia, SAMOA — The minsters of the Congregational Christian church who had tax evasion charges withdrawn in court this week, expect to face similar charges to be filed against them soon. The CEO of the Ministry of Revenue confirmed in a media release last night that the Court was advised of future...
Samoa Courthouse
Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Revenue in Samoa has withdrawn tax charges against a further 19 ministers from the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa. The ministers appeared in the District Court this week with the church General Secretary Vavatau Taufao confirming the withdrawals. In July a...

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