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Samoa’s Supreme Court building
Apia, SAMOA — A former board chair of the National Bank of Samoa has been convicted of indecent assault. Peter Arthur Meredith, who is a prominent businessman, was found to have indecently assaulted a woman who is a manager of a tourist resort. The incident took place in July at a house rented by...
Photo of MMR vaccine and needle
Apia, SAMOA — Another child has died from the measles epidemic in Samoa, bringing the death toll to 78. Samoa's Ministry of Health said a child under the age of five had died in the past day. There have been another 39 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours (ending Friday Samoa time), taking the...
Kolani Junior Lam
Apia, SAMOA — Kolani Junior Lam has been found guilty of the murder of his wife Sa'u Justina Sa'u - the late chief executive of the Unit Trust of Samoa. He has been sentenced to a life prison term. Supreme Court judge, Justice Mata Keli Tuatagaloa, has also found the defendant guilty of one count...
Nurse Fa'atafa Tavita (R) speaking with a father holding his child at the Apia Town Clinic
Apia, SAMOA — Another child under the age of five has died in Samoa's measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 77 on Thursday (Samoa time). The age group makes up almost all of the dead - 121 people remain in hospital, including 17 critically ill children. There were another 53 measles cases recorded...
Former independent ASTCA Hawaiiki Cable consultant Maui Sanford with Space X Sr. Vice President Jonathan Hofeller
Cape Canaveral, — Kacific1 was launched successfully into space this week aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7.10pm eastern time (UTC-4) on 16 December 2019 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. It was placed into its target geostationary transfer orbit 33 minutes following...
Measles posters on display in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — There have now been 76 measles-related deaths since Samoa's outbreak began, the government says. There are 126 people with measles in hospital, including 17 children in intensive care. Forty new measles cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of...
American Samoan workers at the turkey plant in Moroni holding America Samoa flag
Moroni, UTAH — Scores of American Samoan migrant workers who originally came to the mainland for job opportunities at the turkey processing plant went on a labor strike last week. Dozens of migrant workers gathered outside the Pitman Family Farms-owned Norbest turkey processing plant in Moroni on...
Nurse preparing to administer a vaccination
Apia, SAMOA — Two more children have died in Samoa's measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 75. Both fatalities were under five years old - that age group makes up almost all of the dead. According to the latest update, 5331 measles cases have been reported in total with 64 cases in the past 24...
 A sign directs people to the tsunami escape route on Samoa's Lalomanu Beach.
Apia, SAMOA — New Zealand's climate and ocean science agency (NIWA) has started deploying a new tsunami warning system around the Pacific. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters revealed while in Apia, Samoa, on Friday that NIWA's ship Tangaroa is on a mission to position the first four of 15 hi-tech...
 The father of Ferolini Mala with members of the ASA Foundation
Apia, SAMOA — Another baby has died from measles in Samoa, taking the death toll from the outbreak to 73 people. Ferolini Mala, a one-year-old baby girl, died on Sunday at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole hospital in Apia, the 73rd victim of the epidemic in Samoa. To date, 5267 measles cases have been...

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