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Brisin Manu Retzlaff-Lima

Brisin 'Manu' is a Junior Reporter who attended the NUS Foundation Program in Samoa and took the Media & Journalism class offered in 2021. He is now studying at the University of Waikato and continues to write part-time for SGN.

Delivery Truck Crashes Through Intersection Causing Serious Two-Car Accident at Tuanaimato

Six people have been seriously injured in a car accident at the four corners infront of the cricket field at Tuanaimato near Farmer Joe’s Supermarket. A Frankie Wholesale truck lost control coming down the hill from Aleisa Road towards the intersection. It crashed into an unsuspecting blue sedan at the four corners, taking the sedan […]

Two Hospitalised in Head-On Collision at Tuaefu

Two people have been hospitalised from injuries sustained in a head-on collission between a dyna truck and a tuscon at Tuaefu yesterday afternoon. The driver and the front passenger of the white dyna truck were taken to hospital by ambulance while three passengers sitting at the back of the truck miraculously escaped with minor injuries. […]

SVSG Receives Early Christmas Gifts from No Cash Motor Club

The No Cash Motor Club visited the Samoa Victim Support Group’s House of Hope this afternoon with boxes of Christmas gifts for the children. The Motor Club has formed a relationship as “Guardians and Protectors” to the children of the refuge, where victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence are being looked after as […]

Brothers Earn a Living with Roadside BBQ

Driving along Lotopa you will see a roadside barbecue with a “fresh oka” sign in the front. The BBQ is run by two brothers, James Nauer aged 19 and his younger brother Anton who is 18. James says their BBQ is open from Thursday to Saturday, from 8am to around 6pm. BBQ plates are $10 […]

“You Are Safe Now Nobody Will Ever Hurt You Again”

31 October 2020, Apia Samoa. A local motor club have stepped forward to partner with the Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG) as the NGO’s formal “guardians and protectors”. Touched during their visit to bring gifts and spend Holloween with the children, members of the No Cash Motor Club made a commitment to be on-call 24/7 […]

No Cash Motor Club Bring Holloween Cheer to Children of SVSG

31 October 2020, Apia Samoa. Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG) President Siliniu Lina Chang and the children at the Campus of Hope celebrated Holloween with the No Cash motor club this morning in a program of dress-up, dance-off and singing. Close to 30 members of the No Cash club visited the Campus of Hope, taking […]

Six Samoan Athletes Qualify for the Olympics

  08 July 2020. Six of Samoa’s most elite athletes have qualified for the Summer Olympics planned for Tokyo, Japan in 2021. The worlds biggest sporting event was originally going to take place in 2020 but the Coronavirus pandemic forced its rescheduling to July 23rd-August 8th, 2021. The Six Samoan Athletes who will be representing […]

Samoa’s Borders Remain Closed to Australia

Samoans stranded in Australia have been asked to be patient by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, who confirms that Samoa’s borders will remain closed to the continent. Speaking at his weekly live program Prime Minister Tuilaepa said the situation in Australia is being closely monitored and Samoa will only consider a reopening of borders once […]

All Samoan Boxers are in the Semi Finals

17 July 2019 Pacific Games Apia Samoa. The Samoa boxing team remain composed as they head into day 3 of the Pacific Games boxing competition with all Samoan boxers making it through to the semi finals. Speaking to Samoa Global News from Salelologa, Head Trainer for Team Samoa, Tavui Mike Lemisio who is also the […]

Fijian Bronze Medalist Now Off to World Champs and Paralympics

17 July 2019 Pacific Games Apia Samoa. 23 year old Fijian athlete Iosefo Rakesha won a Pacific Games bronze for his country in the Men’s Javelin Ambulant event held at Apia Park yesterday afternoon. We caught up with Iosefo and his Coach Jone Bogidrau after the medal ceremony. Coach Bogidrau said that they have been […]