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Village says women matai cannot sit in village meetings because discussions are too hostile

22 September 2022, Apia Samoa. The village of Vailuutai in Upolu have said village protocol does not allow women who hold high chiefly titles to participate in Village Council meetings out of respect, because the discussions are too hostile. According to the Village Council of Vailuutai, their village protocols are different from other villages when […]

Pool Table Game Turns Ugly at Falealupo

No Arrests in Survivor Series Stolen Equipment Investigation – Police Call for Public Cooperation

The Samoa Police have not yet made an arrest in relation to a theft of equipment reported by the Survivor filming crew. In response to questions from Samoa Global News, Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti said the equipment with an estimated value of over $13,000 Australian dollars was removed from a filming site at […]

No Road Fatalities – Police Road Blocks a Success

Village Leaders Commit to be Effective Responders Against Family Violence

Village leaders who have been trained on gender based violence responsiveness are walking the talk as they commit to putting into action what they have learnt through capacity building interventions through the SVSG Tautua project focused on love and respect. The capacity building of village leaders is one of the activities implemented by Samoa Victim […]

Mapuifagalele Receives $10,000 Donation from HRPP

Youth Encouraged to Stay Under the Light and Away from Violent Behaviour

Members of the CCCS Youth Group of Siutu Palauli and the elderly members of the congregation celebrated the handover of 21 solar lights with an ava ceremony for Samoa Victim Support Group. Reverend Talosaga Hitila of the CCCS Siutu received the equipment on behalf of the Youth Group. In his spiritual reference, Rev. Talosaga thanked […]

Descendants of Sola Nepa and Muliagatele gathered at Leauvaa

Ministry of Women Honour the Role of Fathers in Families, Villages and the Church

The Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development led a celebration to honour the role of fathers in a march held on Wednesday. The event was held in the lead-up to the Father’s Day long weekend. Men from around Samoa were represented by their Village Representatives (Sui o Nuu) who marched from the Government Building […]

Mrs Vaiee ‘Tauafiafi o Maupaolo’ Addresses Violence Against Women and Girls

Palauli No 1 Showcased their First Harvest (Ulua’i Seleselega)

On Friday 22 June 2022, The villagers of Taga, Siutu, Salailua, Satuiatua, Foailuga of Palauli No. 1 district in Savaii organized and hosted their First Harvest event (Ulua’i Seleselega) as part of their 60th Independence celebration. The Palauli No.1 event took place at Foailalo. The Salailua band played the National Anthem to start off the […]

Pool Table Game Turns Ugly at Falealupo

SVSG Supports Child Vendors to Go Back to School

An initiative by the Samoa Victim Support Group has provided a practical solution to the ongoing child vendor problem in paradise. Through funding from the government of Samoa, SVSG has supported 50 child vendors ages 6 – 15 in Upolu, to return to school for the remaining school terms this year. Twenty one parents received […]

New Zealand High Commissioner Supports Samoa Recycling and Waste Management Association

Ministry of Health Issues Second Warning Against Rapid Spread of Flu Virus

The Ministry of Health has issued a second warning against the rapid spread of the influenza virus in Samoa. The flu is a common viral infection that can be deadly, especially in high-risk groups. The flu attacks the lungs, nose and throat and the Ministry have listed all its symptoms in a recent public notice, […]

YOUTH4CLIMATE Debate Prepares Samoan Delegates for Milan Italy

Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Encourage Investment in our Young Children, the Leaders of Tomorrow

Pacific Forum Leaders Meeting, Suva Fiji.  Pacific Islands Forum Leaders and officials spent the morning hearing young children’s dreams for 2050, including a Mother-Daughter Talanoa about Climate Change with Pacific Climate Warrior Alisi Rabukawaqa-Nacewa and her daughter Aiyanna Nacewa. The children of Mobile Kindy Fiji led the program in which the Pacific Islands Forum Chair […]

Regional Civil Society Groups get Permanent Space at Forum Economic Ministers Meeting

Ex-Vaipouli Students Donate $10,000 to Fund NUS Scholarships

The National University of Samoa have received $10,000 tala, donated by the New Zealand based Vaipouli College Ex-Pupils Association (VEXPA). The donation was presented to the Honourable Prime Minister, Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa during the PM’s recent official visit to New Zealand. President of VEXPA, Ma’anaima Leota Rolani and Vaipouli College alumni residing in New […]

NOLA Partners with UNDP to Deliver Covid-19 Response to Savaii