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Jaleen Tupai

Jaleen Tupai is a Junior Reporter with Samoa Global News. She is a member of the NUS Lanulauava environmental group and has a keen interest to explore impacts of policy on climate change.

Legend ‘Inga the Winger’ Touched the Hearts of so Many

Friday 25 February 2022. Rugby legend Fesolai Tuigamala Vaaiga Tuigamala passed away at the age of 52 on Thursday night in Auckland. Known as ‘Inga the Winger’ the former professional rugby union and rugby league star was a blockbusting winger for Auckland and the New Zealand All Blacks before rugby switching to pursue a professional […]

Samoa Travel Tracer App to Enhance Travel Readiness and Help Combat Global Pandemic

The Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) held an event this morning at the tourism Fale-Samoa for the official launch of the Samoa Travel Tracer App. Chief Executive Officer of STA Faamatuaina Lenata’i Suifua formally welcomed guests and handed over for a word of encouragement by Rev. Mariota Siaea […]

Budget is Ready – Parliament to Convene 14 September 2021

The XVIIth Parliament of Samoa will finally convene on Tuesday 14 September 2021 following the completion of the preparation of Annual Budget Estimates by Samoa’s new government. Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa confirmed at her weekly post-cabinet press conference that preparations are now underway for the convening of Parliament, and for her government’s first annual […]

YOUTH4CLIMATE Debate Prepares Samoan Delegates for Milan Italy

The National University of Samoa (NUS) held a YOUTH4CLIMATE debate where students showcased their passion and in-depth knowledge on the impacts of climate change.  The three participating groups were Salani Bright Horizon, Peer-2-Peer Initiative and Lanulauava Students Association (LSA) . The panel of Judges included the President and CEO of Samoa Stationery and Books (SSAB) […]

Samoa Rugby Community Mourns the Loss of an Inspirational Coach and Father to All

"I'll miss Buckz because he was more than a coach, he was a father and a best friend...even after I heard that he had passed away, I still texted him."

Election Petition Case Scrutinises ‘Morning Tea’ for Village Council Meeting

After five days in Court, lawyers of Maualaivao Patelesio Ah Him and Seiuli Ueligitone Seiuli put forth their final submissions before Justice Vui Clarence Nelson and Justice Fepuleai Ameperosa Roma on Friday afternoon.  The former HRPP Associate Minister of Health Maualaivao was represented by Magele Leone Sua-Mailo of LSM Law Firm while HRPP’s former Associate […]

Court Hears Witnesses for Counter Petition of Former Associate Minister

9 June 2021, Mulinuu Apia Samoa.The election petition brought by Independent candidate Maualaivao Patelesio Ah Him against former Associate Minister of Works Seiuli Ueligitone Seiuli moved into its third day, with witnesses of Seiuli’s counter-petition taking the stand before Justice Vui Clarence Nelson and Justice Fepuleai Ameperosa Roma presiding. The first witness called by Leinafo […]

Two Former HRPP Associate Ministers Battle it Out in Court

8 June 2021 Apia Samoa.The election petition brought by well known businessman Maualaivao Pat Ah Him against former Associate Minister of Works Seiuli Ueligitone Seiuli is underway before the Supreme Court of Samoa. Maualaivao alleges bribery against Seiuli Ueligitone who polled 152 votes more than him during the 9th April general elections. Through his lawyer […]

Sooalo Applies to Have Election Petition Withdrawn

Former Associate Minister of Justice Sooalo Umi Feo Mene has this afternoon applied to have his election petition withdrawn against FAST MP Vaele Paiaaua Iona Sekuini who secured the win for the Gagaifomauga 2 constituency. Sooalo put forth his intention to withdraw his petition through counsels Lucy Ofoia and Afa Lesa from Aumua Law firm. […]

Samoa Language Week – Embracing Culture on Campus

Samoa Language Week (SLW) has come to an end after a long week of activities and events held throughout Aotearoa to embrace Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa. This year’s theme was ‘Poupou le Lotoifale. Ola manuia le anofale’ a Samoan proverb that relates to strengthening the foundation of a fale, to ensure safety and security […]