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Apia, SAMOA —  The United States Embassy in Apia is pleased to announce that it will hold its next Visa Interview Week from August 20 – 24, 2018. The online calendar for scheduling appointments will open Tuesday 31 July, at 12pm (Apia date and time). Please do not email or call the Embassy for an...
MMR vaccine bottles and needle
Apia, SAMOA — A vaccine expert in the Pacific region is urging Samoans to continue with immunisations for their children as they save lives. Earlier this month a pair of one-year old infants died shortly after being given the MMR vaccination at a hospital on Savaii. A post morten has been completed...
Samoan Congregational Christian Church parishioners
Samoa's prime minister has continued his criticism of the leadership of the country's largest church, as a dispute over income tax grows increasingly heated. On July 1, a new law kicked in which requires church ministers and the head of state to pay income tax. But pastors for the Congregational...
American Samoa’s starting 11 for the game against Samoa on Match Day 2 of the OFC U-16 Championship Qualifier at Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Veitongo, Tonga on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. American Samoa lost to Samoa 10-3. Gabriel Taumua scored two goals for American Samoa, and Peter Lauvao scored the...
American Samoa’s captain Gabriel Taumua
Veitongo, TONGA — American Samoa lost to Samoa 10-3 in their second game of the OFC U-16 Championship Qualifier at Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Veitongo, Tonga on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.   “This result was really unexpected,” said the team’s coach, Rupeni Luvu.  “I really didn’t expect the game to...
Apia, SAMOA — It is the responsibility of all Samoans to ensure young people are protected from internet pornography, the country's telecommunications regulator says. Lefaoali'i Unutoa Auelua-Fonoti told the Samoa Observer that she was concerned by the accessibility of internet pornography to...
American Samoa will play Samoa on Match Day 2 of the OFC U16 Championship Qualifier, looking for its first win on the second day of the tournament at Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Veitongo, Tonga. The game kicks off at 11 a.m. on July 17, 2018 (11 a.m., July 16, American Samoa time and date). American...
Ioapo Toetu
Apia, SAMOA — AN 11-year-old boy has been reported missing since last Wednesday by his family at Faleas’iu. Ioapo Toetu was last seen wearing black shorts without a shirt and the matter has been brought to the attention of the police.  The Ministry of Police released a statement last Friday evening...
HEIDELBERG, Germany (AP) — Samoa qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after beating Germany 42-28 for a second time in their playoff on today. Samoa won the first leg 66-15 in Apia two weeks ago, making qualification on aggregate virtually inevitable. Germany was competitive at home, leading...
 Laulus' child
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Two children who died after being immunised in Samoa are suspected to have had a rare life-threatening immunodeficiency disorder. Their parents decided to speak publicly after media reports on their deaths after being given the vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (...

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