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Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoi in a facemask
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is expecting to take delivery of Covid-19 vaccines as early as February and the rollout is estimated to follow soon after, the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoi has revealed. The Samoa Observer reports Tuilaepa was speaking during his weekly programme on Wednesday with...
(L-R) Agafili Tomaimano Shem Leo, Interim Chairman NEOC and Director General of Health Leausa Samau Dr. Take Naseri.
Apia, SAMOA — At the recommendation by Cabinet the Head of State, le Ao Mamalu ole Malo le Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II has appropriated the extension of the State of Emergency Orders COVID19 to the 14th February 2021. The Cabinet’s recommendation to the Head of State was approved at...
Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Agafili Shem Leo
Apia, SAMOA — There are now more than 2000 Samoans wanting to return home and more are expected to register in the coming weeks. The Samoa Observer reports the numbers were confirmed by the Chairman of the National Emergency Operations Centre, Agafili Shem Leo, at a press conference on Thursday. "...
MP Fiame Mataafa
Apia, SAMOA — In a response from the Office of the Attorney General to claims by Individual MP Fiame Mataafa, that the press releases issued by the AG are “propaganda" made the following statement: “With respect, Hon. Fiame Mataafa’s opinion in the Samoa Observer of today, that AG press releases...
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Apia, SAMOA — The eased restrictions to Samoa’s State of Emergency Orders announced on the 21st of December have been extended for another two weeks to the 17th of January. A media release from the cabinet Press Secretariat confirms the Head of the Sate, le Ao Mamalu ole Malo, Afioga...
(L-R) RN Lautasi Alao, RN        Amanaki Lautusi, Koreta and Visesio with Samoa's New Year baby of 2021. [
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s first born baby for 2021 was born to Koreta Keti and Visesio Roma from Fusi Safotulafai, and Puapua village in the north east coast of Savaii. A baby girl, just under 7 pounds was born at Motootua National Hospital at 2.35am this morning in what was not an easy delivery as...
Two police officers walking out of police headquarters in Apia
Apia, SAMOA — It is not a happy new year for the families of three men, reported by police to have been victims of two separate alcohol-related homicide incidents in Samoa following the celebrations of New Years Eve 2021. DOUBLE HOMICIDE INCIDENT AT AFEGA An incident that resulted in the death of...
Fireworks at Auckland's waterfront
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand has welcomed in 2021 with a huge firework display after 'eliminating coronavirus'. The stunning display marks one of the world's biggest firework shows of the New Year. Crowds gathered at the waterfront to watch the show as the country entered 2021 11 hours...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Government has banned passengers who originate from or transit through the United Kingdom (U.K.) and South Africa from entering the country effective 27 December 2020. The ban was announced through a Ministry of Health (M.O.H.) document titled “Special Travel Advice and...
Person leans against front of wrecked white car
Apia, SAMOA — A Fasitoo-uta youth who got drunk and took his family car for a joy ride didn’t get far before he crashed into another vehicle, driven by an unlicensed driver. The youth, in his 20s, escaped with minor injuries despite his vehicle ending upside down from the force of the crash, just...

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