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Three years ago, the Samoa Returnees Organisation was specifically set up and is now working with the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration providing support and rehabilitation for the deportees or returnees, adjust to life in Samoa.
APIA, SAMOA — The Samoan Government has been informed by the United States government that nine people who have had trouble with the law there are to be deported back to Samoa. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi told Talamua that they have been informed by the US State...
VAILIMA BEER BOUND FOR UNITED STATES MARKET  Samoa Breweries Limited has announced a major breakthrough in as far as exporting the taste of Samoa — Vailima — to the world. Vailima Beer will soon be available in the United States.  This follows an agreement signed between the Samoa Breweries...
  HONOLULU — Scientists from throughout the Pacific will convene in Honolulu Tuesday through Thursday to provide recommendations on managing fisheries in Hawai'i, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the US Pacific Remote Islands Areas. The meeting of...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi [SN file photo]
PM TUILAEPA SAYS CHINA AID IS 'ALL TRANSPARENT'  Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has defended China’s aid amidst growing concerns from the Pacific region’s traditional development partners. Tuilaepa went in to bat for China during a joint press conference with New Zealand Prime...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa can officially begin exporting fresh banana and plantains to New Zealand again. The breakthrough comes under a new export plan the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries have agreed upon. The good news for banana farmers come after a...
A SAD LOOK: A picture is worth a thousand words. [Samoa Observer]
Apia, SAMOA — A proposed Bill on the Rights of the Child by the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development could ban children under 14 years old from being street vendors. The proposed Bill is part of the Ministry’s plan to address core issues that deal directly with child labor and street...
[Photo: RNZ / Koroi Hawkins]
A fleet of double-hulled waka hourua is expected to be welcomed to the shores of Wellington Harbour tonight (Monday night NZ time) with kapa haka, song, and theatre, to open the New Zealand Festival. The performance is inspired by the arrival of navigator and explorer Kupe to Aotearoa, and will...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi [SN file photo]
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is a man brimming with confidence. As his critics over the Government’s plan for customary lands grow to include the former Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, Prime Minister Tuilaepa remains unfazed. He is steadfast that there...
Nearly six years on the family claim they've been let down by Natasha and Nicholas Dalton, with lawyer Olinda Woodruffe (centre), hope to get justice for their brother Hans who died in police custody in Samoa in 2012. [Photo / Peter Meecham]
Family of a mentally ill man killed in a Samoan prison are begging the Government to intervene in the long-running case when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern travels there this weekend for Cyclone relief efforts. Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has told Hans Dalton's family the Government is "...
Sharks will be protected in Samoa. (Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP via infosurhoy.com)
The island nation of Samoa has declared its waters a shark sanctuary, joining a string of other Pacific countries in protecting the marine predators. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele said the move would help sustain a vital part of the ocean’s ecosystem. “We will not sit idly by while the demand for...

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