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Samoa PM Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi tries out some Virtual Reality goggles
Samoa PM Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi tries out some Virtual Reality goggles after explaining that 35 people in Samoa have successfully undergone training for Virtual Reality technology.“This is the next step for Samoa in its communications. Samoa will soon be able to run at the same pace as...
Faleolo Airport, Apia, Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — The first repatriation flight from the United States to Samoa this month, since the start of Covid-19 travel restrictions, will be bringing back 150 sailors stranded overseas. TV1 Samoa reported most of the sailors had been stranded onboard ships in Europe, the Carribean and US but...
Customs at Faleolo airport in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — The 12th repatriation flight into Samoa arrived on Friday with more than 300 passengers from Auckland, New Zealand. TV1Samoa reports the passengers have now all been sent to quarantine at various locations around the country for the next fortnight. Some returning families have been...
Fa’amanu Fa’amanatu in a hospital bed
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — When Fa’amanu Fa’amanatu travelled to Australia seeking employment to provide for a better future for his family in Samoa, he never imagined that he would instead, be hospitalised with life threatening cancer. As reported in an exclusive interview with Mark Riley on 7News in...
Samoa coastline
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa this weekend signed a groundbreaking new agreement to conserve 30 per cent of its ocean area and sustain its resources for the long-term. Some 36,000 square kilometres of new fully-protected Marine Protected Areas inside Samoa’s Exclusive Economic Zone is expected to result from...
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi said the Samoa government had approved five repatriation flights from Los Angeles starting later this month. Samoans in the US and Europe will have to make their own way to Los Angeles or New Zealand to board repatriation flights to Apia,...
SS Talune
Seattle, WASHINGTON — Wireless ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communications were already established, but they expanded rapidly during World War I. The Naval training station at the University of Washington trained cadets in many aspects of service — including a large class in radio communications...
Samoa Police, Fire and Emergency Services treating people during voter registration in Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — The scene was chaotic as thousands of people flocked to the EFKS Youth Hall at Mulinuu in the hope to process last-minute voter registrations before the official closure of electoral rolls, six months out from next year’s April 2021 general elections. Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'...
Edwin Tamasese
Apia, SAMOA — A man on trial in Samoa for posting comments online last year attacking the government's measles vaccination program is seeking the recusal of yet another judge presiding over his case. Edwin Tamasese's defense lawyer has applied for recusal of Justice Alalatoa Rosella Papalii because...
Electoral commissioner Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio
Apia, SAMOA — Voters in Samoa have been told they must register with the electoral commission by Thursday 8 October or face a fine. Electoral commissioner Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio told TV1 Samoa 12,000 new voters have registered so far. "Going on figures from the last census, we had targeted...

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