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national bank of samoa
Apia, SAMOA — The National Bank of Samoa (NBS) is developing a suite of new banking products that would benefit women entrepreneurs and improve remittances in Samoa with the support of IFC and the New Zealand Government. The new products include tailored financial offerings for women entrepreneurs...
Samoa Independence celebration
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The early morning downpour on Monday could not dampen the patriotic spirit and enthusiasm of hundreds of Samoans from all walks of life and different age groups, as they gathered at Mulinu'u to commemorate the 62nd Independence Day celebration.  Despite the government...
Samoa Independence
Apia, SAMOA — The early morning downpour on Monday (Samoa time) could not dampen the patriotic spirit and enthusiasm of hundreds of Samoans from all walks of life and different age groups, as they gathered at Mulinu'u to commemorate the 62nd Independence Day celebration. Despite the government...
Very Reverend Taimoanaifakaofo Kaio
(WS) Very_Reverend_Fakaofo_Kaio.jpg       Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Very Reverend Taimoanaifakaofo Kaio has been recognized in the King’s Birthday honors for services to the Pacific community. Rev Kaio has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM). He became the Moderator...
Pacific leaders at SIDS conference
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Small Island Developing States (SIDS) from around the world are in Antigua and Barbuda to develop a 10-year prosperity and sustainable development plan. This is the fourth edition of the conference (SIDS4) under the theme "charting the course toward resilient prosperity...
Acting commissioner of police Sakeo Raikaci
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Fiji police officer is alleged to have raped a woman and has been arrested. Fiji police say its Major Crime Unit is investigating. Acting commissioner of police Sakeo Raikaci has directed the investigation file is to be submitted to the Office of the Director of Public...
plane crash debris being lifted from the sea
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A motor glider flown by retired Captain Philip Meredith crashed into the sea just off the coast of Vaitele on Monday (Samoa time) and the incident claimed the life of Mr. Meredith. According to the police, Mr. Meredith took off with the glider just behind Vaitele and...
Papalii Sia Figiel
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Details are emerging after a well-known Samoa playwright was charged with murder on Monday (Samoa time) for allegedly stabbing a woman in Vaivase-uta on Saturday.  Award-winning playwright Papalii Sia Figiel, 57, was earlier charged with manslaughter on Sunday, however...
young Pacific woman
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — A new report released by Te Hiringa Mahara — Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission paints a grim picture of Pacific peoples wellbeing in New Zealand. The 'Achieving equity of Pacific mental health and wellbeing outcomes' report found Pasifika reported being worse off in...
The elders in the Christchurch Samoan community
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — New coral designed to thrive in warming waters is now in place off Maui. The Maui Ocean Center’s Marine Institute has moved 420 coral fragments and 11 coral colonies to the waters there. It’s part of the “Restore with Resilience Project,” which looks to strengthen reefs...

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