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The new volunteers from the Peace Corps in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Sports, and Culture (MESC) to promote teaching and learning capacities in English Literacy in government primary schools.  (Photos US Embassy-SAMOA0)
Apia, SAMOA — Twenty-one Americans arrived in Samoa last week, they are volunteers from the Peace Corps who has been sending volunteers since 1967. The volunteers who will spend two years living and working in Samoan villages serving as English Resource Teachers in government primary schools. This...
PACIFIC SHORT STORY COMPETITION UNDERWAY IN SAMOA Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Observer’s Editor in Chief, Savea Sano Malifa and his wife Muliaga Jean Malifa who is also the publisher, have again opened up the opportunity to writers all over the Pacific — young and old — to the Samoa Observer Tusitala Short...
INMATE ESCAPES JAIL CAUSING FEAR AMONGST PUBLIC Apia, SAMOA — A 24-year-old male from Vaiusu and Aele — an inmate at the Tafa’igata Prison — has escaped from police custody as of last week. This was confirmed by Samoa’s Police Spokesperson, Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu during the weekly police press...
INMATE ESCAPES JAIL CAUSING FEAR AMONGST PUBLIC Apia, SAMOA — A 24-year-old male from Vaiusu and Aele — an inmate at the Tafa’igata Prison — has escaped from police custody as of last week. This was confirmed by Samoa’s Police Spokesperson, Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu during the weekly police press...
 Language weeks are one way for Tuvalu people to keep their culture and language alive for the next generation. [Photo: RNZ/Indira Stewart ]
This week many across New Zealand have joined the Tuvalu community in celebrating Tuvalu language week. But the celebrations have reflected an urgency among Tuvaluans who are trying to keep their culture alive and strong, while their small island nation is sinking. The Pacific island nation sits...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is seeing an increase of visitors, this is according to Samoa Tourism Authorities (STA) statistics where year-to-date numbers stand at 65,274 (compared to 58,559 in 2015). “In June alone, 12,773 visitor arrivals were recorded, representing growth of 10% versus the same period...
Apia, SAMOA — 41-year-old man from Faleula who was convicted of attempted murder after assaulting his partner with a machete has been sentenced to 11 months in jail. Uso Taumata Bragovits also known as Auvale Taumata, brutally assaulted his female partner with a machete and the end results left her...
Apia, SAMOA —The Samoa Government has moved forward on their own with their application to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) enabling the export of meat and meat products to American Samoa. This is according to Samoa’s Government newspaper Savali this week. Savall reports that it’s...
Apia, SAMOA-- A young man who raped his five-year-old cousin on four separate occasions was sentenced to 35 years for the four counts of rape. “The victim was only five years’ old. She was just a child. A child who was sexually violated at that age or younger is a heinous offending," said Supreme...
Photo: Tavai Faasavalu rehearses lines in front of other members of the troupe. (ABC: Jarni Blakkarly)
Samoan actors and singers are set to take to the stage in Melbourne, with one of the biggest shows from the Pacific Islander theatre community in Australia. The play, "Amataga O Le Alofa" or "The Beginning of Love", is an original take on the Samoan creation myth. Rita Seumanutafa, founder of the...

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