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Aerial view of the Friendship Park concept plan [courtesy rendering]
Apia, SAMOA — Based on the Memorandum of Understanding on Friendly Cooperation between City of Huizhou, the People's Republic of China and the Independent State of Samoa co-signed by Mayor Mai Jiaomeng of Huizhou and Honourable Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi of Samoa in 2015...
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY: Mother’s Day gifts for mothers in Mapuifagalele. (Photo: Misiona Simo)
Apia, SAMOA — Mother’s Day came early for the elderly mothers of Mapuifagalele Home for the Elderly in Vailele yesterday.  This was after they were presented 30 gift hampers from Chan Mow Supermarket.  The 25 elderly mothers sang songs of thanksgiving as they accepted their gifts. “On Mother’s Day...
Ambassador Wang Xuefeng of China expressed his appreciation to those who worked to ensure the completion of the airport upgrade.  [screenshot from Observer video]
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has moved a step further to becoming the aviation hub of the South Pacific. The new and improved Faleolo International Airport was officially declared open yesterday in a grand ceremony.  The opening was attended by the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Cabinet...
TAFA’IGATA BOUND: Lupematasila Tai’s home for the next few years. (Photo: File)
Apia, SAMOA — A 53-year-old-man who impregnated his friend’s 14-year-old daughter has been sentenced to jail.  Lupematasila Ta’i, a fisherman of Siufaga Falelatai, appeared before Supreme Court Justice Mata Keli Tuatagaloa to be sentenced on eight counts of sexual connection with a girl who was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — People in American Samoa are eagerly anticipating this week's first taro shipment in two months from neighboring Samoa. The ban on Samoan taro exports to the territory was lifted this week after high level talks. Initially, American Samoa suspended the importation of...
[Gloal News]
Upolu, SAMOA —  Coral reef coverage off the main Samoan island of Upolu sank to less than 10 per cent due to global warming and other local factors in the area, according to findings by researchers published in the scientific journal Marine Pollution Bulletin in April. Scientists participating in...
Faleolo International Airport  [photo: Samoa Observer]
Apia, SAMOA — Construction work on the Faleolo International Airport’s arrival area has now been completed. A grand ceremony is planned for this Thursday afternoon to officially open the airport’s terminals, which also includes the departure area that was opened in November last year.  Prime...
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Apia, SAMOA —  A 75-year-old woman of Fagali’i has become the latest road fatality in Samoa.  The deceased is the victim of an alleged hit and run incident on Friday night.  A 19-year-old man allegedly struck the elderly woman when she was crossing the road. The driver has since been found and...
The Central Bank of Samoa, in the capital Apia.  [photo: RNZI/ Koroi Hawkins]
SAMOA'S FOREIGN DEBT REACHES BILLION TALA MARK Samoa's foreign debt reached the billion tala mark late last year according to a report. The Samoa Observer newspaper reports the Chinese government is the biggest debtor with loans to Samoa worth more than $US160 million. That's more than the...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is lifting its ban on taro exports to American Samoa next week, according to Minister of Agriculture Lopaoo Natanielu Mu'a, who imposed the temporary ban in late February. Lopaoo said Samoa had achieved remarkable results in negotiations with their American Samoan counterparts...

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