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Two policemen in front of the Samoa police station.
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Police Service continue their pursuit to keep Samoa free of illegal substances and criminal activity with six arrests made over the weekend at Faatoia. Responding to questions from Samoa Global News, Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil confirmed that guns and...
Samoas first baby of 2020 pictured with her grandmother Lavenia Pouli.
Apia, SAMOA — A baby girl born at 12.30am at Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital weighing 7lbs 8ozs is Samoa’s first baby of the new decade. Born to Angela and Faletoa Moli from Falefa, the little princess is her parent’s third daughter and possibly the first baby born this decade if Christmas Island...
New Years fireworks at Sydney Opera House 2020
(AP) — Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. A look at how the world is ushering in 2020 so far: SAMOA In Samoa, New Year’s Eve was more somber...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Ministry of Health mental health unit has warned of the growing psychological impact of the measles epidemic and is urging people to seek help. Seiulialii Dr George Leao Tuitama has told the Observer the unit had been working behind the scenes and so far had seen more than 600...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...

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