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Inter Island Travel Resumes Between the Two Samoas

By: Joshua Lafoa’i The inter-island flights between Samoa and American Samoa has been reinstated by Cabinet, beginning last Saturday 30 October. Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa announced Cabinet’s decision last week Friday during her weekly program with local media. “We have looked at the situation and the status that American Samoa is at, and we’ve […]

Samoa Police Receive $500k Worth of Equipment from Australia Federal Police

By: Joshua Lafoa’i The mission of Samoa’s Police Service to capitalise on the digital evolution took a quantum leap yesterday thanks to partners from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) who donated a set of high tech equipment to SPS. The Samoa/Australian partnership program has been behind more than $2million tala worth of projects and initiatives […]

Violence is a Sin in God’s Eyes – Reverend Elder Utufua Naseri

14 July 2021 Apia Samoa, By Joshua Lafoa’i. A prominent spiritual leader is encouraging the country not to lose faith in the empowerment of women and young girls for a safer environment in their respective homes, community and the country as a whole. Leading the service to launch the Candle Light March to denounce Violence […]

Samoa 100% Prepared to Host USP’s Administration Centre

The Government of Samoa’s vision to host the administrative centre of the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Samoa has been reignited with the latest incident reported from the USP Suva Campus surrounding the recent deportation of Vice Chancellor Pal Ahluwalia. Since his appointment by Pacific Leaders who oversee the Region’s University, Professor Ahluwalia […]

Samoa Leads Campaign for American Samoa’s Membership to the Pacific Islands Forum

Samoa is not giving up on its campaign to induct her neighboring cousin, American Samoa, to be inducted into the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) as a full member. The US Territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands were granted observer status in the Pacific Islands Forum in September 2011, while the French […]

Samoa’s Electoral Roll Closes at 128,848 Registered Voters for April 2021 General Elections

The Office of the Electoral Commission has confirmed the final roll for Samoa’s General Elections on the 9th of April 2021. Faimalomatumua Matthew Lemisio confirmed the final roll to be 128,848. “That is the official number following the removal of 3673 which was the total number of deceased voters”. With the rolls finalised, the Electoral […]

‘Your Attitude will Determine Your Success’ – PM to RSE Workers

14 January 2021, Apia Samoa. By: Joshua Lafoa’i Rules are important in every aspect of life. That was the reminder Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi impressed upon a new batch of Recognised Seasonal Employees (RSE workers) preparing to depart Samoa this month for New Zealand. Tuilaepa did not take long to get his point […]