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Anne Cairns with her family who joined her in Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — A deal has been struck to allow news from the Pacific Games to be broadcast in Samoa. The local journalists' association had complained that restrictions placed on local TV stations had made news coverage unfeasible. (See yesterday’s Pacific Briefs) Local stations were being charged...
American Samoa women's basketball team that beat Tahiti 85 to 67
O le aso Lua i Samoa na manumalo ai le tatou 'au a tama'ita'i i le ta'aloga Basketball i le 'au malosi mai Tahiti i le latou fetauiga mata'ina lea na maua ai latou 'ai e 85 i le 67 a Tahiti. Malo le fa'amalosi, ia maua mai se 'ai matagofie o lenei tausaga. [ata:foa'i]
Alatise Vitale outside the courtroom
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's probation committee has decided to recall Alatise Vitale, who was convicted of murdering the Minister of Works, Luagalau Levaula Kamu, 20 years ago. He is to continue serving his life sentence. The committee decided that Vitale had breached parole conditions after being...
Samoan weightlifter Feagaiga Stowers carrying Samoa flag
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games officially opened on Sunday evening with a three-hour celebration of Samoan culture showcasing dance, legends and sport.  The Opening Ceremony at Apia Park Stadium in Samoa's capital city was broadcast internationally, and was the first Pacific Games...
American Samoa cheered during opening ceremony
Apia, SAMOA — The only medals Team American Samoa is after are gold and nothing but gold. Team American Samoa will be competing in 15 sports and they would like a gold medal in each of these Team American Samoa Chef de mission Falefata Moli Taai Lemau said. “ We are competing in 15 sports and our...
Pacific Games participants
O le au ta'a'alo mai Amerika Samoa i le malae i Ti’afau i Samoa, o lo’o auai i Ta’aloga o le Pasefika in Apia. [ata: foa'i]
Apia, SAMOA — More than 2,000 students are expected to perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games today as organizers seek to showcase the country's culture. Local officials have worked to develop an Opening Ceremony around the Games slogan "One in Spirit". Students from 16...
Pacific Games logo
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is investing heavily to avoid the use of single-use plastics at the Pacific Games which starts this weekend. More than $US460,000 is being spent on the Greening of the Games initiative which will provide 250 water stations and more than 100 water dispensers at venues for the 12-...
The Apia waterfront
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's capital Apia has had a facelift which opened yesterday just in time for the Pacific Games which begins this weekend. Apia's waterfront and downtown area have had a $US4 million makeover which was jointly funded by the New Zealand government and the Global Climate Fund. The...
 Samoan PM, Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's newly passed amendments of the 1965 Alienation of Customary Lands Act has cleared uncertainties raised by local and overseas based Samoans. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment responsible for the registration of lands says the changes to the Principal Act aimed...

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