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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With as many as eight people being investigated by the Samoa Ministry of Health for Coronavirus (COVID-19), the public is reminded that there is a continuing public health emergency and effective Monday, March 23, all entry permits are suspended and all public and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the suspension of all flights from Samoa to American Samoa, under the Samoa government’s State of Emergency Declaration, that leaves no air service for the Manu’a island group, served by Samoa government owned Samoa Airways. Samoa’s state of emergency, which became...
Samoa PM, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has declared a state of emergency which went into effect midnight March 20, 2020 Samoa time. The Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, announced the measures will be in effect for 14 days. The Government Press Secretariat */ media release says the order includes...
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Apia, SAMOA — As of this Wednesday morning (Samoa time), the Ministry of Health is investigating one patient for Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a suspected case only. The patient was admitted Wednesday 18 March 2020, to the TTM Hospital Motootua after experiencing flu-like symptoms for 2 days....
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Apia, SAMOA — There have been posts on social media falsely reporting a Coronavirus case in Samoa. These statements are not supported by any evidence, and all ongoing investigations have found no Coronavirus cases (no suspected and no confirmed). The result of these false social media statements is...
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Apia, SAMOA — Some Samoan wholesalers have started rationing as delays in shipping related to Covid-19 restrictions cause disruptions to the supply of poultry and meat. Last week, a container ship carrying meat produce was turned away after failing health inspections although it has not been...
Samoa Supreme Court
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoan man has pleaded guilty to the murder of a Chinese businessman in October. The Supreme Court will sentence 18-year-old Gogosina Leilua in three weeks after he changed his not guilty plea to guilty. Three other men, including one of his brothers, who have already pleaded not...
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Apia, SAMOA — Beginning March 7, 2020, all travelers entering Samoa must note the following requirements: A Special Health Declaration Card is required to be filled out by all travelling passengers in-flight or on arrival in to Samoa. ALL Travellers including returning residents entering Samoa are...
Gas station that was set on fire
Apia, SAMOA — A man set fire to the Apia Maroon petrol station Saturday afternoon (Samoa time), then stabbed and killed his wife before taking his own life in Samoa’s latest horrific incident of domestic violence. Witnesses say the couple had been arguing for quite some time before the incident...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.
Samoa's prime minister has blasted local court reporters over reporting of sexual offences, especially incest cases involving close members of a family. Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi said the journalists had reported cases broadcast locally and overseas which made it seem that sexual offences were...

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