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Seasoned Journalist Joins STA Team as Public Relations and Communications Officer

  Experienced journalist Taimalelagi Tutuila Farao has joined the Samoa Tourism Authority team as Principal Public Relations and Communications Officer. Taimalelagi started his career with Apia Broadcasting Ltd TV3, before he moved to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, where he was with Radio 2AP for over 9 years prior to joining STA. In […]

St Joseph’s College Sprinter Gives Glory to God and Credits Parents Blessings

The Zone B athletics competition held on Thursday this week saw eight colleges competing for opportunities to join the national Champ of Champs where only the top three of each division can compete. Many star athletes are discovered each year at the inter-college zone athletics competition. For Zone B, the St Joseph College senior sprinter […]

Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa Chairs First Meeting of Samoa’s New Cabinet

  Tuesday 27 July 2021 Apia Samoa. The new Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon Fiame Naomi Mata’afa and her selected Cabinet members have moved into their ministerial offices and held their first meeting of Cabinet this morning, after allowing the Samoa media to freely take photographs and videos of the historical event. Samoa’s first woman […]

Samoa Passes 54,000 First Dosages and 10% Fully Vaccinated

15 July 2021, Mulinuu Apia Samoa. Samoa’s vaccination porgramme continues with over 54,000 first doses and 12,668 fully vaccinated not including those who were vaccinated today. The Ministry of Health reports there are now over 10% fully vaccinated, with 1,262 of those from yesterday alone. A further 469 received their first shot of the COVID19 […]

Elected MP Changes Lawyers, Petition for Aana Alofi 2 to Continue After Failed Negotiations

Wednesday 14 July 2021, Mulinuu, Apia Samoa.  An electoral petition brought by woman candidate for Aana Alofi 2, Lolomatauama Eseta Faalata Mataituli against son of former Speaker of the House Aiono Afaese Toloafoa will continue in the Supreme Court after unsuccessful out-of-court negotiations between the two parties. On Monday when the matter was first called […]

Reporter Apologises, Says she was Told to Ask Tuilaepa about Laauli’s Comments

Monday 12 July 2021 Press Release. TV 3 reporter Toalepai Rula Vaai has issued an apology and admitted that she was told to ask the Prime Minister about comments allegedly made by the FAST chairman, which has led to a public outcry and a march to end violence against women held Monday afternoon. Toalepai has […]

Community in Good Hands During Police Commissioner’s Brief Absence

Friday 9 July 2021 Apia Samoa. The Police Commissioner Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil left the country on Thursday to seek medical treatment in New Zealand, confident that Samoa is in good hands with his team of Deputies and Assistants. Announcing his intention to take a leave of absence for one month, Su’a confirms that Deputy Commissioner […]

8% le Tului Faaletausaga a le NPF e Tufa ai le 30 Miliona

Ole aso 1 Iulai 2021 o le a faapea ona faamatuu ai i tua le tului faaletausaga (dividen) a le faaputugatupe o le lumanai manuia o tagata (SNPF), e 8% poo le 60 miliona tala i lona tino i tupe. O lenei 8% , ua faamaonia mai e le komiti faatonu ma le pulega a […]

Woman MP Secured 54% Votes, Now Asked to Step Down

2 July 2021 Mulinuu Apia Samoa. One of the four women who competed and were elected at the April 9th general election has been asked by her petitioner to step down as a Member of Parliament, and not run in the by-election. Aeau Leota Tima Leavai secured the Falealupo seat by polling 54% of all […]

Peaceful Solution for Aiga-i-le-Tai, FAST Deputy Speaker Secures his Seat

01 July 2021, Mulinuu Apia Samoa. The Faatuatua i Le Atua Samoa ua Tasi party’s choice for Deputy Speaker, Auapaau Mulipola Aloitafua has secured his seat after HRPP’s Ifopo Matia Filisi Jahnke announced his intention to withdraw his petition in Court today. The matter was heard before Justice Lesatele Rapi Vaai and Justice Fepuleai Ameperosa […]