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Atoa Family Foundation Blesses St Paul’s Academy at Tafaigata

Students and staff of the St Paul’s Academy primary school at Tafaigata expressed joy and thankfulness for gifts they received from the Foundation of Atoa Family, Utah USA. St Paul’s Academy is located at the old prison Tafaigata area. The school has an enrollment of nearly 400 students. St Paul’s Academy and Pesega Primary School […]

Death toll from 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti rises to over 1,200 people

By Etant Dupain, AnneClaire Stapleton and Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN. The Haitian government declared a state of emergency after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the country Saturday, leaving at least 1,297 people dead and more than 5,700 injured, according to the country’s civil protection agency. Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his closeness to the people of Haiti, including prayers for […]

Muhammad Ali’s Grandson marks Professional Boxing Debut with a Victory

Jordan Weeks (L) and Nico Ali Walsh (R) exchange punches during their fight at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on August 14, 2021 in Catoosa, Oklahoma. (CNN)The continuation of a legacy was how Nico Ali Walsh — the grandson of Muhammad Ali –– described making his professional boxing debut in the sport on Saturday. […]

SASNOC Supports Development of Policies in Sport to End Gender Based Violence

The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (SASNOC) with support from the Spotlight Initiative hosted training workshops this week to raise awareness of national sports federations in Samoa on the issue of gender based violence. SASNOC Chief Executive Officer Tuala Mathew Vaea presented the findings of an Institutional Review Report to National Federations […]

Catholic Deacons hold Annual Retreat at Le Uaina Resort

Thursday 12 August 2021 Upolu Samoa. Deacons from the Catholic Aiga Paia Vicariate assembled at Le Uaina Resort  on Monday afternoon 9th August for a week-long retreat. Led by Father Eteuati Lapa of the Siusega parish, the retreat aims to reaffirm deacon roles, and restore spiritual strength for the church leaders and their wives. In […]

Government Reviews Future of Samoa’s Produce Markets

Cabinet are reviewing the future of local produce markets in Samoa, in order to set out a clear policy definition and decide which single government entity should be responsible for them. Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa said Cabinet deliberated for some time over the future of Samoa’s local produce markets currently under the control of […]

Car Parade in Savaii to “Support Chief Justice and Constitution of Samoa”

10 August 2021, Savaii Samoa. After showing their non-support and blocking an HRPP political car rally to pass through the village of Salelologa last week, Savaii held its own parade of vehicles on the Father’s Day public holiday, “to voice their support for the Chief Justice and the Constitution of Samoa”, according to one of […]

SSAB and SIFA Partner to Re-open God’s Library for Children’s Ward at Moto’otua National Hospital

  The re-opening of the library at the children’s ward of the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital was hosted by project partners, Samoa Stationary And Books (SSAB) and Samoa International Finance Authority (SIFA) Friday morning 6 July 2021. Named God’s Library, the project povides a tranquil setting of lounge chairs, a wall mounted television, soft toys, […]

Head Chef Just Wants to Spend Time with his Children this Father’s Day

Sinapati Lua, a solo father of five from the village of Solosolo who says Father’s Day for him is not about getting gifts, or wasting money on so much food for just one day, but rather to spend time with his children. “No, for me it is not about getting a new Sunday suit, or […]

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 […]