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Fire and Emergency Services Authority attending the injured
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fire and Emergency Services as well as the Samoa Police responded to a fatal car accident which has claimed the life of a passenger and left 3 more with serious injuries at Motootua hospital. Captain Christian Tooala who had driven past the scene soon after the...
Photo of MMR vaccine and needle
Apia, SAMOA — The Government of Samoa Ministry of Health yesterday issued a followup of their “Measles Prevention” public notice sent out last week, advising that they are continuing to reinforce the immediate closure of all pre-schools and child daycare facilities “to further prevent the spread of...
Stephanie Westberg
Apia, SAMOA — A woman who arrived on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland on the 11th of April 2019 this year and was caught with drugs has submitted a late application through her lawyer for a discharge without conviction. Stephanie Westberg had entered an early guilty plea after marijuana was...
Wellington dancer and choreographer, Tupe Lualua
Apia, SAMOA — “Aumaga”, a dance work inspired by the role of taulea’ale’a (untitled men) and the aumaga (social class of taule’ale’a) is set to be performed on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at the National University of Samoa. The dance work has been developed over the course of three months by Wellington...
A woman working at Bluesky wearing a surgical face mask
Apia, SAMOA — Strict visiting restrictions are in place at Samoa's hospitals and clinics in an effort to curb the spread of the highly infectious measles virus. Taupou Tauvela, 28, was breastfeeding her 17-month baby Neoalina on an outside bench seat as she waited for her husband to seek treatment...
Kava root
Salelologa, SAVAII — The Samoa Federated Farmers Incorporated facilitated an awareness campaign in Savaii late last month. They are the recipient of the $200,000 SAT grant by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) fund for NGOs, made available through CSSP. Their project focuses on “...
 Samoa's Ministry of Education CEO, Afamasaga Dr Karoline Fuata'i
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan government will close all schools in the country because of the current measles epidemic, but not until after exams are complete. The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Education, Afamasaga Dr Karoline Fuata'i made the announcement on Friday. TV1 Samoa reported the...
Taualai Leiloa talking with his lawyer.
Apia, SAMOA — A man who admitted to a charge of conspiracy to kill Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, wants to change his plea to not guilty. Taualai Leiloa, of Laulii and Magiagi villages, through his lawyer told the court that he wants to change to a not guilty plea. The...
Police Commissioner Fuiavailiili Egon Keil
Apia, SAMOA — Police are investigating how a woman with a criminal record ended up working as a police officer in the Ministry of Police. The woman is a former bank teller where she stole a substantial amount of money from her employer. After her recruitment several months ago, she was placed under...
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — A Methodist church minister in Samoa is facing eight charges, including rape and sexual connection, in relation to a girl under 16 years of age, who was living with his family. The accused's name suppression was lifted by the court today after the prosecution confirmed the victim is...

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