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Photo of Stryofoam cups
Apia, SAMOA — Styrofoam plates, containers and cups will be banned in Samoa from 30 January next year. When Samoa banned single-use plastic bags and straws in January this year, the government also planned a ban on styrofoam containers and cups, but deferred its enforcement until environmentally-...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While Tropical Cyclone Sarai moves slowly away from Fiji, it is leaving behind damage to homes, crops and some infrastructure across the Fiji group. Closer to home, an active monsoonal trough to the northwest of the islands will bring damaging winds on Monday morning...
Measles epidemic logo
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Ministry of Health, in a statement, says there have now been five days without any deaths from measles. The death toll since the epidemic began in October is 81. Meanwhile the government announced on Saturday it had cancelled the state of emergency it issued six weeks ago....
Projected path of Tropical Cyclone Sarai
Nadi, FIJI — The body of a man has been found in Fiji after he went missing in a river during Tropical Cyclone Sarai. The maximum winds at its centre are up to 120 kilometres per hour, with momentary gusts to 170 kilometres per hour, hitting the southern island groups. Two people have now died...
Photo of various rides at Fiafia Park
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is about to have its first amusement park, complete with rides, thanks to the founder of the Magic Circus of Samoa. Samoa Observer reports Tupai Bruno Loyale has taken to social media to promote his new venture built in the grounds of the old Tafaigata Prison. He posted that his...
Visible infra-red satellite imagery of Cyclone Sara
Nadi, FIJI — The Fiji National Disaster Management Office reports one casualty in Kadavu as Tropical Cyclone Sarai lashes parts of the island group with winds of upto 150 km/hr. The Office said one person is missing in Vunidawa, Naitasiri, and another person is in intensive care at Suva hospital,...
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Apia, SAMOA — The state of emergency in Samoa, declared due to the measles epidemic, has ended following a special Cabinet meeting. At Friday's meeting, Cabinet unanimously approved the cancellation of the State of Emergency Orders in place. In its decision, Cabinet has approved the State of...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Ministry of Health says there have been no new fatalities due to measles in the past 24 hours. The death toll since the outbreak began in October was 81, the ministry said, with the two most recent deaths officially reported on Christmas and Boxing Day. A total of 5634...
TC Sarai forecast track map
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fiji Meteorological Service says Tropical Cyclone Sarai is now a Category two storm as it moves down Fiji's west coast. Tropical Cyclone Sarai is intensifying. In the long term forecast for American Samoa, the local weather service is forecasting adverse weather for...
Misaeli Funaki during media briefing at Nadi Weather Office
Nadi, FIJI — People are urged to remain on high alert as a tropical depression which continues to move closer to Fiji is expected to gradually intensify into a Tropical Cyclone this evening. The Tropical Depression is moving at 10 kilometres per hour, according to the Fiji Meteorology Service. The...

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