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The main bus station in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Cabinet has eased some of its state of emergency lockdown restrictions including reopening inter-island travels and public transport. The Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, in announcing the changes, said the two meter social distancing rule remains, and other state...
Tupa'i Sale'imoa Va'ai
Apia, SAMOA — The Covid-19 stimulus package passed by Samoa's Parliament last week may have come too late for some hotels and their workers. The government announced a $US23.6 million package to deal with the impacts of the Covid-19 coronavirus, however the Samoa Hotel Association (SHA) indicated...
 Samoa PM, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister says despite the nation still being Covid-19 free, it is highly unlikely the borders will be reopened at this stage, even to those wanting to attend urgent family matters. The last 12 Covid-19 samples from Samoa sent to New Zealand for testing have all returned...
Ua fiafia tele aua ua sauni mo le vala’au mai e malaga loa I le va’alele ma aga’i atu i Honolulu, Hawaii i le aso Tofi i Samoa. O i latou o sitiseni Ausetalia ma Sitiseni o Amerika, peita’i ua va’aia o i laotu e to’atele lava o tagata Samoa. [ata: foa’i]
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court sentenced a man convicted of violating local drug laws to 5 years probation, after the judge in the case commented that foreigners convicted of drug offenses should be sent back to their countries of origin in order to save local resources. Reupena Ilalio...
Mareko Mareko of Vaitele Uta and Aleipata
Apia, SAMOA — As the Samoa government’s $66.3 million tala stimulus package was being debated and mostly praised in Parliament by various MPs, a handicraft stall owner at the Savalalo market in central Apia was counting the $5 tala he managed to earn in sales for the day. Mareko Mareko of Vaitele...
Samoa's parliament
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Parliament is in urgent session as members debate a $US23.6 million stimulus package to deal with the impacts of the global Covid-19 pandemic and to assist the local economy. It is the second supplementary budget in less than three months after the first for the current...
Dept. of Health logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Dept. of Health (DoH) has recommended keeping American Samoa’s borders closed with Samoa, even if the Independent state ends its state of emergency, while the governor has expressed appreciation to Hawaiian Airlines for protecting the lives of local residents, over...
Samoa PM, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Prime Minister Tuilaepa has broken the news that a flight attendant was under surveillance quarantine for the coronavirus. Local media in Samoa is reporting that the flight attendant works for Samoa Airlines. Samoa still has no positive Cvoid-19 cases, after tests sent away came back negative....
Samoa Coronavirus logo
Apia, SAMOA — The World Bank has delivered US$5.1 million in immediate funding to support Samoa's response to the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The funds will support Samoa's efforts to prepare and manage its response to COVID-19. Samoa currently has no confirmed COVID-19 cases, however,...

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