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SNPF Chairman is Corrected by Board & Management Notice Stating – “Our Lending Policies Have Not Changed”

Monday 28 May 2023 Apia Samoa.  There has been a flow of mixed messages from the SNPF Board and Management regarding the superannuation fund’s lending policies. Last week the SNPF Chairman Papalii Panoa Tavita Moala had announced that a change to lending products available to contributors was coming. He called a press conference for 2pm […]

New Zealand Ministry for Pacific Peoples Announce the Start of Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa 2023

28 May 2023, Apia Samoa.  The New Zealand Ministry of Pacific Peoples have announced the start of Samoan Language Week for 2023. Hon Barbara Edwards in a recorded message said the theme for this year’s Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa, was Mitamita i lou gagana, maua’a i lou faasinomaga. “Which in English means, be proud […]

Two Girls Rowed as Part of the Don Bosco Fautasi Crew

Translated from FaaSamoa.  Two girls made the final cut in Vaimasenuu Zita Martel’s SSAB Don Bosco fautasi crew and rowed alongside their fellow male students in Friday’s 60th Independence Anniversary race. Faasoo Seiuli, 21, from the village of Tiavea, and Josephine Toosavili, 19, from Amaile Aleipata will go down in history as the only two […]

Vaimasenuu Trains Up New Young Crew for 60th Independence Race

Translated from files of FaaSamoa. The winning captain of Samoa’s 50th Independence fautasi race is training up a whole new crew of youngsters mostly aged between 17 and 19 for the upcoming 60th anniversary challenge.   In an interview with Vaimasenuu, she revealed that there are 80 youth currently camped including four young women, all […]

Manu Samoa 7s Finish Season on a High Note Defeating New Zealand 24-19

Manu Samoa 7’s have finished their 2022/2023 season on a high note by defeating New Zealand 24-19 in the bronze medal match in London. Samoa came into the match having lost their last 8 bronze medal finals – and broke that drought to finish strong. The determination to end this streak came by mounting a […]

Hero’s Welcome and Honorary High School Diploma for Iam Tongi

Iam (William) Tongi received a hero’s welcome when he returned to Hawaii this week with a home coming parade, a free concert and the icing on the cake – an honorary diploma awarded by his former high school. The award was an initiative of the senior class of Kahuku High School in Oahu where Tongi […]

Fatal Car Accident Claims Life of 19-Year-Old Girl

Thursday 18 May 2023 Apia Samoa, Translated from FaaSamoa. A fatal car accident in Tapatapao yesterday afternoon has claimed the life of a 19 year-old-girl. Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti says police are still investigating the cause of the single car crash that saw the vehicle veer off the side of the road. Papali’i says […]

Private Prosecutions in District Court following Vaimauga 3 By-Election

Translated from FaaSamoa. Private Prosecutions have been filed in the District Court of Samoa alleging bribery against Prime Minister Hon Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, FAST party Chairman Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi Schmidt and FAST party Secretary Va’aaoao Alofipo. Legal Counsel representing the Faatuatua i Le Atua Samoa ua Tasi ruling party, afioga Taulapapa Brenda Heather-Latu entered […]

Minister Aupito Jabs at Moana Pasifika Loss against Wellington

New Zealand Minister, Honourable Aupito Sua William Sio, has made a public jab at the Moana Pasefika rugby team following the side’s 71-22 loss to the Wellington Hurricanes on Saturday night. Posting from the Wellington grounds, afioga Aupito rhetorically asks what the first three letters of Moana means – MOA – which means chicken in […]

Captain Matavao Leads Manuma Samoa’s 44-33 Win Over Junior Japan

Sat 13 May 2023, Apia Park, Samoa. Source: World Rugby.  Skipper Melani Matavao led the Manuma Samoa to secure second place in the World Rugby Pacific Challenge 2023 after a 44-33 victory over Japan at Apia Park. Manuma Samoa and Junior Japan went into the final day locked on five points each and played out a […]