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A Samoa measles poster.[
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government has confirmed a measles epidemic. Seven cases had been confirmed, and it said the death of a one-year-old last week was also likely to be because of measles. In a statement, Samoa's government said test results back from Australia showed two adults and five children...
Poster warns against the spread of measles.
Apia, SAMOA — The mother of a one-year-old has told media in Samoa that her son who was highly suspected of having measles has died. The boy had been confined for a week at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua isolation unit for patients suspected of having measles. He died on White...
Two policemen in front of the Samoa police station.
Apia, SAMOA — The principal of a secondary school in Samoa is under police investigation after allegedly using PVC piping to assault an 18-year-old student. The beating is alleged to have happened after the student posted a photograph of him and another student on social media wearing their school...
Samoa Supreme Court building
Apia, SAMOA — The Attorney General's Office in Samoa is seeking a closed court hearing next year for the trial of two men accused of plotting to assassinate Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. The issue was raised on Friday when one of the three suspects, who has pleaded guilty to two...
SMET logo
Apia, SAMOA — Heavy rain that's causing flooding along northern Samoa is forecast to continue well into the weekend. The rain has caused flooding in some areas, as well as parts of the capital, Apia. Samoa's meteorological service said the trough was expected to linger for about another two days,...
Ireland's Johnny Sexton celebrates after scoring a try against Samoa
TOKYO (AP) — Ireland crushed Samoa 47-5 in their final Pool A game to reach the quarterfinals with a bonus-point victory. Ireland scored four of its seven tries with a player less, after center Bundee Aki became the first Irish player sent off at a World Cup. He got marched in the 29th minute with...
Kolani Junior Lam outside the courthouse in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — The husband accused of murdering his wife has denied the charge and described his wife, as a loving, committed and good hearted person. Kolani Junior Lam is standing trial for the murder of Sa’u Justina Fiapaipai Sa’u on 20 October 2018. He described his late wife as a person who...
 Director General of Health Leausa Dr Take Naseri (middle) with two senior doctors
Apia, SAMOA — Health officials in Samoa are waiting for confirmation of a suspected measles case thought to have been transmitted from the Auckland outbreak. The Ministry of Health held a news conference in Apia on Wednesday and said if lab results sent to Melbourne were positive, an outbreak would...
 Vaimoso Methodist Church children learning their White Sunday verses.
Apia, SAMOA —  White Sunday is approaching and the children are spending time to practice for their special day in front of parents and the congregation. White Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday of October every year and it’s a day that excite the children by getting to wear new clothes and...
Aniseko Vaelei
Apia, SAMOA — Two of Samoa’s most notorious prisoners escaped from the new Tanumalala Prison early Sunday morning. Lauititi Tualima and Aniseko Vaelei broke free despite assurances from the Samoa Prisoners Correction Services, that the new $18 million Tanumalala prison would minimise the...

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