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BSP and MoneyGram Christmas Luckydraw Winners

BSP and MoneyGram wrapped up their Christmas Luckydraw promotion with the presentation of cash prizes to 20 winners for January’s draw. Individual winners received a prize money of ST$100 each. Twenty winners for December’s draw also received their prizes in January. The Luckydraw promotion that was launched in November has rewarded a total of 60 […]

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Samoa’s ICT Company Wins Best Hardware Procurement Provider at APAC Business Awards

A Samoa IT Solutions Provider has been recognised as the Best Hardware Procurement Services Company by the Asia Pacific Insider Business Awards. “Greenology Ltd has become one of the leading entities in the ICT sphere within the APAC region and beyond,” reads a statement by the APAC business award organisers. According to APAC Insider, Samoa’s […]

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Cyclone Gabrielle: Over 500 Cancelled Flights Impacting Over 29,000 Air New Zealand Customers

Air New Zealand have asked for patience as they try to reschedule over 500 cancelled flights affecting over 29,000 customers. “Please continue to bear with us as we navigate the disruption #CycloneGabrielle has caused 💜” the airline have posted on its social media pages. “With over 500 flight cancellations impacting more than 29,000 customers, we’re […]

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This Week in History: Feb 2005 YouTube is Founded by Three Former PayPal Employees

YouTube was founded by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim– in February 2005. In November 2006, Google bought the site for US$1.65 billion, and has since operated as one of Google’s subsidiaries. It was registered on February 14, 2005, by Chen, Hurley, and Karim, who had come up with the idea […]

We Accounting Sets Up in Samoa to help SMEs

“Tourism Provides the Ordinary Local Pacific Islander with a Way to Fend for their Families”

Miss Solomon Islands, Tiare Taisia Haro, says tourism is a gold mine for the ordinary Pacific Islander, as it provides opportunities to earn an income and fend for our families. “Tourism is not just about travelling and seeing places, but it is also about unique experiences,” said Ms Haro to a packed conference room at […]

UTOS Partners with GCA to Extend Services in Savaii

Miss Pacific Islands Contestants Tour Taula Beverages Samoa Factory

Taula Beverages Samoa is the official Beverage Sponsors for this year’s Miss Pacific Islands pageant 2023 and this week, the contestants were taken through a tour of the factory. “We are honored to have hosted the beautiful contestants of the Miss Pacific Island pageant at our Taula factory at Falelauniu,” said Taula Beverages Samoa General […]

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“I hope to ignite an interest in dragon fruit” – Beverly Arp

Beverly Arp is a force to be reckoned with. Affectionately known as Bev to most, at 68 years old she owns and manages a successful catering business, supports her children’s businesses as needed and operates a commercial dragon fruit farm from her home in Alafua. In addition to her professional convictions, Bev is a strong […]

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Health Ministry Cracks Down on Uncertified Online Food Catering Services

The Ministry of Health are cracking down on the increasing number of what they’ve described as online illegal food businesses offered to the public that do not have Health Certification or Notice of Compliance. In a public notice dated 11 January and signed by Samoa’s newly appointed Director General of Health, Aiono Dr Alec Ekeroma, […]

Reconnecting with our Lands and Samoa Traditional Knowledge: Inside Ms Sunshine Farms Samoa

14 Samoan Sailors Employed on MSC Poesia’s World Tour: 53 Destinations 119 Days

The Samoa Shipping Services have confirmed there are 14 Samoan sailors employed on the MSC Poesia which will dock in Apia Harbour on Wednesday 18 February 2023. Built in 2008 and recently refurbished in 2021, the MSC Poesia is currently on a World Tour covering 53 destinations in 119 days, says SSC. And that World […]

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Australia’s Pacific Engagement Visa: Still Plenty of Detail to be Worked Out

A new visa for Australia is to be introduced in July 2023 providing 3,000 places for eligible migrants from Pacific countries and Timor-Leste. The Pacific Engagement Visa (PEV) was announced in October 2022, as part of Australia’s Federal Budget, “to boost Pacific permanent migration to Australia and build a stronger Pacific family”. The 3,000 visas […]

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