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Graphic of pyramid scheme with photo of PM side by side
Apia, SAMOA — Ongoing pyramid scheme fiascos continue with several different types spreading quickly in Samoa, with some being traced to staff members of several high level organizations including business, international agencies and government ministries. Samoa Global News has been able to...
Honolulu, HAWAII — Honolulu media are reporting The City and County of Honolulu is joining the state’s efforts to help bring an estimated 800 American Samoa residents back home. The process will involve the use of a section of the Waikiki Shell Parking lot on Monsarrat Avenue. The Shell’s parking...
Dame Meg Taylor
Canberra, AUSTRALIA — As is the case the world over, the early part of 2021 will see no let up in the impacts of COVID-19 in the region. That is not to say that it will simply be ‘more of the same’ as we saw in 2020. The advent of vaccines will have a significant effect, and they are already being...
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoi in a facemask
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is expecting to take delivery of Covid-19 vaccines as early as February and the rollout is estimated to follow soon after, the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoi has revealed. The Samoa Observer reports Tuilaepa was speaking during his weekly programme on Wednesday with...
(L-R) Agafili Tomaimano Shem Leo, Interim Chairman NEOC and Director General of Health Leausa Samau Dr. Take Naseri.
Apia, SAMOA — At the recommendation by Cabinet the Head of State, le Ao Mamalu ole Malo le Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II has appropriated the extension of the State of Emergency Orders COVID19 to the 14th February 2021. The Cabinet’s recommendation to the Head of State was approved at...
Police officers at road block questioning motorist
Apia, SAMOA — Driving Under the Influence of alcohol was the second highest type of charge laid by Samoa Police in 2020. Responding to questions from Samoa Global News, Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil confirmed that Samoa Police made 3,704 arrests in 2020. 523 of those were DUI...
MP Fiame Mataafa
Apia, SAMOA — In a response from the Office of the Attorney General to claims by Individual MP Fiame Mataafa, that the press releases issued by the AG are “propaganda" made the following statement: “With respect, Hon. Fiame Mataafa’s opinion in the Samoa Observer of today, that AG press releases...
CNMI Governor Ralp DLG Torres
U.S. PACIFIC TERRITORIES — Northern Marianas and Guam have denounced the protests in U.S. Congress. In a statement, CNMI's Governor, said he was disappointed and saddened to see the nation's senators and representatives threatened and law enforcement officials overwhelmed by this unprecedented act...
Samoa coronavirus banner
Apia, SAMOA — The eased restrictions to Samoa’s State of Emergency Orders announced on the 21st of December have been extended for another two weeks to the 17th of January. A media release from the cabinet Press Secretariat confirms the Head of the Sate, le Ao Mamalu ole Malo, Afioga...
(L-R) RN Lautasi Alao, RN        Amanaki Lautusi, Koreta and Visesio with Samoa's New Year baby of 2021. [
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s first born baby for 2021 was born to Koreta Keti and Visesio Roma from Fusi Safotulafai, and Puapua village in the north east coast of Savaii. A baby girl, just under 7 pounds was born at Motootua National Hospital at 2.35am this morning in what was not an easy delivery as...

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