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Samoan Graduates from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Engineering

Meet Vinnie Lei Sam, an Australia Awards alumna from Samoa who graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours from the University of Sydney. At 25 years old, Vinnie is making her mark in the engineering field and inspiring young women to pursue STEM careers. She currently works at the Ministry of Works, Transport and […]

“Equal opportunities are not enough to achieve true inclusion” – Siliniu Lina Chang

Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG) had joined the global commemoration celebration of the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023 with the theme: Embrace Equity. The global campaign seeks to draw attention to the fact that equal opportunities are not enough to achieve true inclusion and belonging. As such, SVSG President Siliniu Lina Chang has made a […]

Former Fiji PM Bainimarama and Suspended Top Cop Charged

Fiji’s top prosecutor has sanctioned charges of abuse of office against former prime minister Frank Bainimarama and the suspended commissioner of police Sitiveni Qiliho. In a statement on Thursday, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution said the charges relate to a complaint filed by the University of the South Pacific in July 2019. […]

Several Killed in Shooting in Germany Church in Hamburg

At least six people have been killed in a shooting in a church in Hamburg, Germany, local media say. According to Hamburg police, the shooting took place at a church on Deelböge street in the Gros Borstel district. Local media identified the location as a Jehovah’s Witness centre. It is not clear if there was […]

Today In History: 10th Mar 1933 The First Concentration Camp in Germany Established

On this day 10th March, Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany, established on March 10, 1933, slightly more than five weeks after Adolf Hitler became chancellor. Built at the edge of the town of Dachau, about 12 miles (16 km) north of Munich, it became the model and training centre for all other […]

‘Too late to leave’: NSW Firefighters Brace for Prolonged Effort to Fight Blaze

Firefighters say they could be battling a blazeburning out of control in rural NSW for days. Properties were under threat and residents told it was too late to leave as the fire burnt out of control at Tambaroora, about 270km north-west of Sydney. Residents at Cranbrook near Dubbo were also under threat on Monday afternoon […]

Today In History: 9 March 1945 Firebombing of Tokyo

On the night of March 9, 1945, U.S. warplanes launch a new bombing offensive against Japan, dropping 2,000 tons of incendiary bombs on Tokyo over the course of the next 48 hours. Almost 16 square miles in and around the Japanese capital were incinerated, and between 80,000 and 130,000 Japanese civilians were killed in the […]

Joseph Sualii Commits to Roosters as Details of $2m Offer Emerges

The hottest talent in rugby league, Joseph Aukuso Suaalii has for months been weighing up rich contract offers with reports the Rabbitohs and a potential code switch to play for the Wallabies were very real options on the table. However, it emerged Monday, the star winger has agreed to activate a clause in his contract […]

Mothers Denied Gas and Air in Labour say Their Births were Traumatic

When Leigh Milner gave birth to her baby boy last month she was expecting “all the pain relief” but ended up with just paracetamol and describes her labour as absolutely unbearable. The BBC journalist delivered her son Theo at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, one of several that have recently suspended gas and air […]

Vanuatu Residents “Exhausted” and Country Needs Support after Two Cyclones in Three Days

Ni-Vanuatu residents have emerged battered but still standing after Cyclone Kevin swiped the country with a strong backhand. “It was quite exhausting. Dealing with two cyclones in three days is pretty draining, you know,” Vanuatu journalist Dan McGarry told RNZ. Cyclone Kevin and Cyclone Judy as pictured on Earth Nullschool on Saturday March 4.Cyclone Kevin […]