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Wellington dancer and choreographer, Tupe Lualua
Apia, SAMOA — “Aumaga”, a dance work inspired by the role of taulea’ale’a (untitled men) and the aumaga (social class of taule’ale’a) is set to be performed on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at the National University of Samoa. The dance work has been developed over the course of three months by Wellington...
A woman working at Bluesky wearing a surgical face mask
Apia, SAMOA — Strict visiting restrictions are in place at Samoa's hospitals and clinics in an effort to curb the spread of the highly infectious measles virus. Taupou Tauvela, 28, was breastfeeding her 17-month baby Neoalina on an outside bench seat as she waited for her husband to seek treatment...
Kava root
Salelologa, SAVAII — The Samoa Federated Farmers Incorporated facilitated an awareness campaign in Savaii late last month. They are the recipient of the $200,000 SAT grant by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) fund for NGOs, made available through CSSP. Their project focuses on “...
 Samoa's Ministry of Education CEO, Afamasaga Dr Karoline Fuata'i
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan government will close all schools in the country because of the current measles epidemic, but not until after exams are complete. The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Education, Afamasaga Dr Karoline Fuata'i made the announcement on Friday. TV1 Samoa reported the...
Taualai Leiloa talking with his lawyer.
Apia, SAMOA — A man who admitted to a charge of conspiracy to kill Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, wants to change his plea to not guilty. Taualai Leiloa, of Laulii and Magiagi villages, through his lawyer told the court that he wants to change to a not guilty plea. The...
Police Commissioner Fuiavailiili Egon Keil
Apia, SAMOA — Police are investigating how a woman with a criminal record ended up working as a police officer in the Ministry of Police. The woman is a former bank teller where she stole a substantial amount of money from her employer. After her recruitment several months ago, she was placed under...
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — A Methodist church minister in Samoa is facing eight charges, including rape and sexual connection, in relation to a girl under 16 years of age, who was living with his family. The accused's name suppression was lifted by the court today after the prosecution confirmed the victim is...
Noni fruit
Apia, SAMOA — A Chinese company has broken ground on a 24 acre site at Tanumalala in Samoa, where it plans to build a factory to make health products. The company, Skyline, will also grow and process fruit on site. Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said he welcomed Skyline's...
Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II and Her Highness Masiofo Faamausili Leinafo Tuimaleali’ifano attended the Ceremony of Enthronement for His Majesty Emperor Naruhito of Japan
Tokyo, JAPAN — The Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II and Her Highness Masiofo Faamausili Leinafo Tuimaleali’ifano attended the Ceremony of Enthronement for His Majesty Emperor Naruhito of Japan. The ceremony was held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo where Their...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health officials in American Samoa are moving to enforce a law requiring measles immunization, and remove children from school who have missed their shots. The Environment Division of Health said the territory was not leaving anything to chance with the current measles...

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