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Passengers Escape Injury in Early Morning Car Accident at Taga Savaii

Passengers escaped serious injury in a two-car collision at Taga Savaii at around 7am on Thursday morning. One of the cars flipped and landed upside down, with the bonnet of the other tucked underneath it. An eye witness who had filmed the incident told Samoa Global News an elderly man and a little girl around […]

American Samoa: No One Was Injured – E lei iai se isi na aafia

Tuesday 14 February 2023, Pago Pago American Samoa. A bus was seen in flames on the roadside infront of Starkist Company in Atu’u American Samoa at around 4pm Monday evening (Tuesday Samoa time). An eye witness told Samoa Global News no one was injured in the incident which bystanders filmed and posted live on Facebook. […]

Family Celebrates Three Generations of Lawyers

Marlene Rose Retzlaff graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Auckland University of Technology on Tuesday afternoon, marking three generations of lawyers in her family. Daughter of Pastor Warren and Mrs Julie Retzlaff, Marlene Rose says she was inspired by her grandfather and her uncle to study Law. Marlene’s grandfather and uncle on her father’s […]

Today in History: 01 Aug 1962 – Samoa and NZ Sign Treaty of Friendship

01 August 1962: on this day 60 years ago (Western) Samoa’s first Prime Minister, Fiamē Mataʻafa Faumuina Mulinuʻu II,  signed the Treaty of Friendship with New Zealand High Commissioner to Samoa, Mr J B Wright. The treaty was signed following the granting of Independence to Samoa on 1st Jan 1062, after 47 years of New […]

Tautua: The Memoirs of a Public Servant, Book Review by Rev Aliitasi Aoina-Salesa

The latest book by Samoa’s former Deputy Prime Minister, Tugaga Lesamatauanuu Misa Telefoni Retzlaff, has been reviewed by Rev. Ali’itasi Aoina-Salesa for the Methodist Touchstone Magazine. Reverend Aliitasi is a Minister for Methodist Church of NZ and Superintending Chaplain at Wesley College, New Zealand. “Tautua – Memoirs of a Public Servant” is the latest publication […]

Prime Minister Ardern to Lead Delegation to Samoa on the 60th Anniversary of Friendship Treaty

Prime Minister of New Zealand Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern will lead a parliamentary and community delegation to Samoa from 1-2 August to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship, between New Zealand and Samoa. Prime Minister of Samoa Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa extended the invitation to Prime Minister Ardern during […]

Fautasi Race Postponed to the End of the Year

The popular fautasi race of longboats that is usually the highlight of any celebration has been postponed to the end of the year. Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa said the sea-sports sub committee of the 60th Independence celebrations have confirmed the postponement due to the state of various teams and their preparations. The Prime Minister […]

Prime Minister Fiame and High Level Delegation Arrive in America Samoa for Two-Samoa Talks

  Thursday 27 July 2022, Apia Samoa. After being on hold for several years, Samoa and American Samoa will resume the annual Two-Samoa Talks this week. Prime Minister Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa arrived into American Samoa on Wednesday afternoon with a delegation of about 30 selected Ministers and CEOs. The Samoa Prime Minister and her […]

Five Year Term for Samoa’s Head of State is Up for Renewal

The five-year term for Samoa’s Head of State comes to an end this month and the decision to renew lies with the Cabinet and government of the day. His Highness Tuimalealiʻifano Vaʻaletoʻa Eti Sualauvi II was appointed for a 5-year term on the 21st of July 2017 as per Samoa’s Constitution. In January 2019, the […]

Samoa Centenarian, Mama Tele Semu passes away in her granddaughter’s arms, aged 102

Sat 23 July 2022, Apia Samoa. Samoan centenarian, Mrs Tele Semu, lived a remarkable life, and passed away peacefully in her grand-daughter’s arms at their family home in Tufulele; where today, she was laid to rest. She was 102 years old, and died with no signs of illness. Mama Tele’s grand-daughter and namesake, Ms Tele […]