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Samoa Airways leases 737-800NG, a “very different aircraft” from the 737 Max8

30th March 2019 Apia Samoa – Samoa Airways is close to finalising arrangements with full-service Malaysian carrier Malindo Air to lease a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, to operate its flights between Apia, Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane. According to aviation specialists, the Boeing 737NG range of planes may sound similar but are in fact very […]

Jennifer Ula-Fruean Returns as Chamber President for 2019

26 March 2019, Apia Samoa.  The Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its Annual General Meeting last night at the Sheraton Hotel in Apia. Close to 200 members attended the AGM where the 2019 Executive Council was elected. Chief Financial Officer of BSP Samoa and former Treasurer of Chamber, Jennifer Ula-Fruean returns for her […]

Terrorist Will Get Nothing From Us – Not Even His Name

19 March 2019, Apia Samoa. Speaking in parliament for the first time since Friday’s attacks, Jacinda Ardern vows to deny the gunman the notoriety he craves. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was speaking as parliament met for the first time since the massacre that killed 50 people in Christchurch last Friday. “He sought many […]

NZ Cabinet to Discuss Gun Laws – PM Jacinda Arden

18 March 2019, New Zealand. Prime Minister Arden says Cabinet will discuss gun laws today as the public call for a ban on semi-automatic weapons after the worst mass killing in the nation’s history has left 50 people dead and another 34 in critical condition with 11 in intensive care units. “Cabinet will meet tomorrow […]

“I am not fazed, the truth will prevail” says PM Tuilaepa.

12 March 2019, Apia Samoa. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi has reissued  a statement originally sent out a year ago when a letter implicating him had surfaced on social media. The letter which is addressed to ‘Auelua T’ is disjointed in its structure, and ambiguous in its meaning on much of its wording. It is […]

Samoa A takes on Tonga in Round 2 of Pacific Challenge

12 March 2019, Suva Fiji.  Rugby Hall of Famer Muliagatele Brian Lima has named his side to play against Tonga in the second round of the World Rugby Pacific Challenge at the ANZ Stadium in Suva this afternoon. The match will kick off at 4.30pm Apia time and will be live streamed by World Rugby […]

‘Herminator’ Ene-Purcell and ‘Wild Bill’ Will Nasio to Fight for Australasia Heavyweight Title

 12 March 2019, Toowoomba, Qld Australia. Herman “The Herminator” Ene-Purcell has announced a re-match with Tongan Will Nasio “Wild Bill Cartell” following his first round knock-out win against undefeated New South Wales cruiser weight champion Nick Midgley last Saturday. Nick Midgley had stepped in at short notice to replace former Auatralian Heavyweight Champion Hunter Sam […]

“Policing Requires Dedication and Determination” – Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa

8 March, 2019. Samoa – Acting Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa commended the work of the Samoa Police Service during a event to mark International Women’s Day and celebrate 50 years since women were included in the Samoa Police force. The Samoa Police Service in parternship with the Auatralian Government hosted a special service at […]

Sandra Bernklau is New UN Women Multi-Country Office Representative

02 March 2019, Apia Samoa. UN Women Pacific have announced the appointment of their new UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office Representative, Sandra Bernklau who had previously worked as a consultant and Technical Specialist for the UN Markets for Change project. Bernklau will lead the office in its efforts towards gender equality & women’s empowerment in […]

Samoa to Host Pacific ACP-EU High-Level Dialogue on Post-Cotonou Negotiations

24 February 2019, Apia Samoa. Samoa will host the Pacific ACP-European Union High-Level Political Dialogue on Post-Cotonou Negotiations this coming Tuesday 26th February at the Taumeasina Island Resort. Information from the Government Press Secretariat confirms that the official opening will begin at 9.30am with welcoming remarks by the Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi followed […]