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Tom Udall, Ambassador to NZ & Samoa
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has confirmed the former Democratic Senator from New Mexico Tom Udall as ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. Mr Udall was nominated in July by President Joe Biden. He was a two-term senator before standing down in 2020. In the Senate he served on the Foreign Relations...
 Samoa prime minister Fiamē Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa has hinted that her Cabinet will consider a recommendation from the National Emergency Operations Committee to delay some of the planned repatriation flights from New Zealand and Australia. "This request came in after the Cabinet meeting and...
Samoa Ministry of Health building
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan government has explained the rationale behind banning flights from American Samoa while allowing repatriation flights from New Zealand and Australia. Director General of Health, Leausa Take Naseri, said it's because four cases in the territory there have still not been...
Never leave a child alone in a car graphic
Apia, SAMOA — A couple from Faleasi'u village in Samoa are being investigated over the death of their three-year-old baby girl. TV1Samoa reports Assistant Police Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo confirming the couple had gone shopping on Wednesday with their daughter and left her in the...
Samoa prime minister Fiamē Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's National Emergency Operations Committee says 70 people are now in isolation at quarantine sites after being possible contacts of a man who escaped from quarantine and moved about freely before being caught. Chairman of the committee, Agafili Shem Leo, says the man had taken a...
John Mike Muliaga and Fiatuagaluia Ahkee
Hagåtña, GUAM — The findings of an autopsy have led to the indictment of a man for murder and of his older cousin for manslaughter in connection with the death of a 23-year-old Marine Corps veteran. John Mike Muliaga, 22, now faces charges of murder, aggravated assault and assault. Muliaga's cousin...
Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa with Deputy Prime Minister Tuala Iosefo Ponifasio
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa District Court Judge Alalatoa Rosela Papalii reluctantly granted another adjournment in the hearing of Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mataafa’s private prosecution trial. She granted the adjournment but also noted that it would be the final adjournment. Fiame is charged with one...
Baby chicks in a cage
Apia, SAMOA — Baby chicks are arriving at 5 new poultry units in Samoa as part of the Pacific Regional Integrated Food and Security Initiative to COVID-19. "We're hopeful that the new poultry units will further reduce Samoa's reliance on imported meat and generate more benefits for farmers, in...
Woman with mask waving Samoan flag
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — There was a street festival vibe to many Pasifika-organized Vaxathon events around New Zealand on Saturday. Thousands of Pacific people have taken the chance to be vaccinated against Covid-19 - with organisers going out of their way to make many events as much fun as...
 Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through an executive order, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga has directed the ASG Office of Property Management, which was established in 1998, to inventory certain government assets. According to the order, ASG is in need of an inventory in connection with its U.S Department of...

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