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 Samoa PM and helping hands haul submarine cable ashore [Photo: RNZI/Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia]
More job opportunities are expected in Samoa after the setting up of a new depot to service 19 submarine cable systems in the region. A ground breaking ceremony has been held to kick off construction works for TE SubCom's depot on the main wharf at Apia. The Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele...
A student, one of two at Avele College who had been expelled from school for bad behaviour, attacked a teacher, last week. As a result, the male teacher has filed a complaint with the Police. The attack was confirmed by the School’s Principal, Matafeo Reupena Matafeo. “I can’t discuss what has...
The Tahiti ukulele world record attempt.  (Photo: Supplied/ Présidence de la Polynésie française)
BOY ELECTROCUTED BY BROKEN POWER LINE IN SAMOA A live broken power line caused by cyclone Gita, is being blamed for the death of an 8-year-old boy in Samoa on Monday. TV1Samoa reported that the family had reported the broken power line after the cyclone but nothing was done. A family member said...
21 February 2018 — Nadi, Fiji – The Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project workshop series is back in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) and on track to provide over 300 fishery experts with resources to improve management of their tuna fisheries. The last workshop for members from the Western...
Mangere members head out for some exercise. [courtesy photo]
With a prayer and a stretch the walkers are off. There's music and laughter – a mix of Samoan and English chatter – as the flower-festooned group begins to walk around the lagoon. Those that get tired sit by the water, listen to some tunes and cheer on the others but the party atmosphere belies a...
  The Central Bank of Samoa [Photo: RNZI/ Koroi Hawkins]
The Central Bank of Samoa is warning locals about the dangers of Facebook and other social media networks being used by scammers to take their money. The bank has issued the warning in a press statement for the general public to be on the lookout for internet organized crime. The Bank says it's has...
The consignment of 23 pigs imported from Hamilton New Zealand recently touched down at Faleolo International Airport. [courtey photo]
The Livestock Division under the umbrella of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is topping up its pig stocks with the arrival on new genetics imported from Hamilton New Zealand which promises to revolutionize the local piggery industry. Arriving by commercial flights, the 23 pigs includes 8...
View of the apron, east side. [courtesy photo]
Apia, SAMOA  – In the coming months, Samoa Airport Authority (SAA) will be Following the World Bank’s No Objection in October 2017and a Cabinet Approval in November 2017, SAA signed a USD 31,400,750.00 contract on 18 January 2018 with Downer NZ Ltd to undertake the design and construction of...
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Apia, SAMOA — Landowners will be prosecuted if they plant trees not less than 10 meters from electricity poles. Law amendments to this effect are now with the Attorney General’s Office, the General Manager of the Electric Power Corporation, (EPC) Tologata Tile Leia Tuimalealiifano told a press...
(2nd from left) Digicel Samoa CEO, Mr. Farid Mohammed and (3rd from left) SSCC Board Chairman, Leiataua Alden Godinet with Digicel and SSCC officials announced on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 that it’s the first company to sign up with the Tui Samoa cable.  [Courtesy photo]
Apia, Samoa – Digicel today announced, it’s the first company to sign up with the Tui Samoa cable. This announcement follows the announcement made earlier this month about it investing WST $25-million in upgrading its network. The official contract signing ceremony took place at the Samoa Submarine...

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