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Faleolo Airport, Apia, Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — Not all of the 140 passengers who arrived in Samoa on Friday's repatriation flight from New Zealand were quarantined at government sites. The Samoa Observer newspaper reported at least nine people had been allowed to quarantine at home. One such person is historian Meleisea Malama...
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Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa a stern warning was issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre restricting the public from setting foot at the Faleolo international airport and the quarantine sites for passengers of the first repatriating flight from New Zealand that arrived over the weekend. The...
Two Prime Ministers, Mata’ata Faumuina Faime Mulinu’u II and Keith Holyoake, lower their countries’ flags
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa celebrated its 58th Independence Anniversary on Monday 1st June, 2020 (yesterday in Samoa) online with the official opening and closing ceremonies pre-recorded and distributed to media outlets for broadcast and dissemination. The opening ceremonies, per request from the...
Fotu Baby Mo'a Sanele in police custody
Apia, SAMOA — Two trigger-happy men accused of firing gunshots to frighten fellow villagers in Faleatiu have been denied bail by Supreme Court Justice Leiataualesa Daryl M. Clarke. Fotu Baby Mo'a Sanele and his co-defendant Iolamo Sanele Mo'a appeared for a custody hearing before Leiataualesa on...
Passenger getting off Air New Zealand plane
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s newly announced Chief Justice along with several other passengers described as VIPs who arrived into Faleolo International Airport on Friday afternoon have been moved to and from three separate hotels in the past 24 hours. According to a staff member of the Ministry of Health...
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — People around the world are sending prayers to Samoan twins living in New Zeland, after they posted a video on Facebook that has gone viral. Joella and Joanna Lee-Lo are supporting each other after Joanna was diagnosed with leukaemia. Joella posted the video on her Facebook...
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Apia, SAMOA — The repatriation flight originally announced by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to be scheduled for the 19th of May, then rescheduled to this Friday 22nd May has once again been postponed by a further seven days to next Friday 29th of May. Potential passengers have been...
Pulemelei Mound
Apia, SAMOA — The pyramid-like Pulemelei Mound in Samoa, identified as the largest ancient structure in Polynesia, is for sale. The structure is located on a piece of land covering more than 1000 acres, the largest freehold property on Samoa, has now been put on the market either as a single block...
 Air New Zealand planes parked up at Auckland Airport
Apia, SAMOA — The Government of Samoa in collaboration with the Government of New Zealand and Air New Zealand will begin repatriation flights out of Auckland for Samoan nationals and residents on Friday 29 May and thereafter on June 12 and 26 as well as July 9 and 23.  The flight on May 22 is still...
Tusi Fala in handcuffs after his initial appearance in court
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 48-year-old male from Samoa accused of recklessly causing the death of another male by throwing a speaker and a knife, both of which hit the victim’s chest, is now in custody after he was arrested by police this week. Tusi Fala made his initial appearance before...

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