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ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao (middle) with Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi (right) and ADB Director General for the Pacific Ms. Carmela Locsin (left)
Apia, SAMOA — The Asian Development Bank is to give Samoa a grant of more than $US62.26 million to enhance the safety, security and sustainability of Apia Port. An ADB transport specialist, Alexandra Pamela Chiang, said improved climate and disaster resilience at the port along with better border...
Police car at Tafaigata Prison gate.
Apia, SAMOA  — The Samoan woman who dumped her new born baby in a restroom rubbish bin in Kuala Lumpur, has been returned home to face charges. She was accompanied by Samoa’s Consul General in Canberra, Australia. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi told Talamua that negotiations between...
 AS-EPA deputy director William Sili and AS-EPA finance and special projects manager, Victor Tuiasosopo next to a plant with a photo of the American Samoa flag.
APIA, SAMOA —The long awaited Centre of Excellence, more formally known as the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC), was officially opened today in Apia, Samoa during the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)’s 29th Meeting of officials. The PCCC is a partnership between...
Photo of Mulifanua wharf
Apia, SAMOA — Police in Samoa are reviewing CCTV footage to try and find how a baby's body came to be dumped in a rubbish bin in Apia. The body was discovered a week ago at Mulifanua wharf, and a forensic examination of the scene has been carried out. It comes less than a month after another baby's...
Pacific Climate Change Centre
Apia, SAMOA — A new facility dedicated to helping Pacific Island countries prepare for and cope with the impacts of the climate crisis is being officially opened in Samoa. The Pacific Climate Change Centre is the first of the its kind in the region and aims to deliver capacity development...
Talalelei Pauga and supporters
Apia, SAMOA — Police in Apia are working to extradite a Samoan man based in Australia in connection with the alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil, confirmed to the Samoa Observer that the Police had made an...
Houses at Sogi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa police are preparing to evict families who are refusing to vacate government lands at a settlement known as Sogi in Apia. The Police Commissioner Fuiavaili'ili Egon Keil has cautioned against violence in the process. "Our plea to the families in this area is to keep the peace...
Samoa Government Building
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is proposing to criminalize the leaking of government documents with an up to seven year jail term for those found guilty of the crime. The Samoa Observer newspaper reports that a draft amendment to the Crimes Act would make it illegal for public servants to disclose "any...
Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Agafili Shem Leo.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government is reviewing its policy on the repatriation of bodies back to the country. The Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's proposed policy is expected to strengthen measures used by authorities to allow for repatriation of the deceased. Ministry CEO Agafili Shem...
Zita Martel captaining her longboat inside the reef in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — The popular fautasi or traditional longboat racing is being revived for the Teuila Festival next year, but crews must take competition seriously.  No more token entries to make up the numbers and arriving at the finishing line in comfort to collect on the prize money for taking part....

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