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Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some 100 passengers, local residents and Samoan workers recruited from Samoa for the cannery, were flown in last week Wednesday and Friday on flights from Apia, but still no passengers are allowed for the return flights to the Independent state. During a Health...
Never leave a child alone in a car graphic
Apia, SAMOA — A couple from Faleasi'u village in Samoa are being investigated over the death of their three-year-old baby girl. TV1Samoa reports Assistant Police Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo confirming the couple had gone shopping on Wednesday with their daughter and left her in the...
Baby chicks in a cage
Apia, SAMOA — Baby chicks are arriving at 5 new poultry units in Samoa as part of the Pacific Regional Integrated Food and Security Initiative to COVID-19. "We're hopeful that the new poultry units will further reduce Samoa's reliance on imported meat and generate more benefits for farmers, in...
Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson
Apia, SAMOA — Pacific journalist, Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson has written a searching examination in The Guardian newspaper of what climate change threatens to take away from the Pacific community in general and from Samoans in particular and she has addressed this in a podcast series available...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Electoral Commission said polling for seven by-elections will have happen on November 12. The seven seats became vacant after the petition process resulting from the April general election. Writs for the by-elections will be issued this Friday with nominations throughout...
Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — Almost 60-thousand people in Samoa await their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and the country also plans to return some of the 100,000 unused doses it has before they expire in November. Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri is reported by the Samoa Observer saying...
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Apia, SAMOA — The financial regulator of Samoa, one of the nations implicated in the Pandora papers as a tax haven for wealthy individuals, has defended the country’s involvement in the offshore industry and pointed the finger at “larger economies” such as the UK and Singapore for their role in it...
The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) at Faleula on White Sunday
Apia, SAMOA — A White Sunday celebration was the focal point for members of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa at Faleula, but the heavy loss of life globally from the COVID-19 pandemic also weighed heavily on their minds. Touches of yellow was chosen by the church’s congregation to be...
Damaged Samoan fale in Leone from 2009 tsunami
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga has ordered all flags in the territory to be flown-at-half staff today and that ASG will observe a half day today — marking the 12th anniversary of the deadly Sept. 29, 2009 tsunami that claimed the lives of 34 people in American...
2019 was 10th year anniversary of the 2009 earthquake & tsunami
This Samoa News file photo remembers the tragic event that happened on Sept. 29, 2009. Pictured is the ASG sponsored memorial service for the 10th anniversary of the 2009 tsunami held in September 2019 at Veterans Memorial Monument in Tafuna where empty chairs signify the lives of those lost and...

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