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No Cash Car Club Start 2022 Community Service Work with Mapuifagalele Home for the Elderly

The No Cash car club, known for their community work for the vulnerable have kicked started their 2022 programme of gift-giving with the elderly at Mapuifagalele.   The No Cash Car crew took food, essential items for the elderly and a cash donation of $1000 tala to the Sisters of the Poor, who overlook the […]

NZ Minister for Pacific Peoples Launches Samoa Language Week 2022 – Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa

Samoa Launches Primary Care Approach to Address Chronic Kidney Disease on World Kidney Day

10 March 2022, Apia Samoa.  Today is World Kidney Day, and to commemorate it the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Samoa is launching a primary care approach to address chronic kidney disease in Samoa. One hundred and seventy (170) people are currently receiving haemodialysis in Samoa on the islands of Upolu and Savaii, with over […]

Miss Nauru Calls for Conversations on ‘Taboo’ Areas of Women’s Health, Being Swept Under the Rug

Samoa’s Fire and Emergency Rescuers Conduct Trainings and Live Drills at Mulinuu

The Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) held a refresher training at Mulinuu peninsula on Saturday morning for its Elite Rescue Team and other members of the first responders unit. Fire Commissioner Tanuvasa Petone Mauga said this is part of ongoing training to prepare rescue teams for any emergency incident at sea, also focused on […]

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

Afega Primary School Receive Desks and Chairs through Joint Efforts of Ministry and Village School Committee

It is not uncommon for a village primary school in Samoa to not be fitted with desks and chairs. Students in several village primary schools across the country are being taught in classrooms, whilst sitting on the floor. So when desks and chairs were delivered for Afega Primary School last Thursday morning, Principal Mrs Lesuea […]

Descendants of Sola Nepa and Muliagatele gathered at Leauvaa

Climate Change: Covid Shutdown Linked to Record Rainfall in China

By Matt McGrath, BBC Scientists say that a rapid drop in emissions because of Covid played a key role in record rainfall in China in 2020. The decline in greenhouse gases and small particles called aerosols caused atmospheric changes that intensified the downpours. Hundreds of people died and millions more were evacuated during a summer […]

Miss American Samoa says there is Plenty We Can Do in our Everyday Lives to Fight Climate Change

Fresh off Da Vaa Visit Home of the Elderly at Mapuifagalele

Valentine’s Day came and went without much noise this year, but the Mapuifagalele Home for the Elderly were not forgotten by members of Fresh off Da Vaa Entertainment who delivered gifts of fresh produce and food supplies. Founder of Fresh of Da Vaa said the gifts were purchased with the support of their business partners […]

Descendants of Sola Nepa and Muliagatele gathered at Leauvaa

Government Supports Crucial Work of ADRA and Caritas Samoa to the Tune of $2 Million Tala

The Government of Samoa has shown it’s commitment to the work of two humanitarian organisations who have helped countless vulnerable families over the years. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and Caritas Samoa are not-for-profit organisations focused on helping livelihoods amongst the most vulnerable. Their work has been ongoing for decades, and they are […]

Descendants of Sola Nepa and Muliagatele gathered at Leauvaa

Youth Entrepreneurs to Benefit from UK and UNDP Mentorship Programme

04 February 2022 Youth entrepreneurs to benefit from UK and UNDP mentorship programme Apia, Samoa – An eight-week mentorship programme will provide selected youth entrepreneurs with ongoing support to nurture and accelerate their business ventures. The mentorship programme will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Samoa Chamber of […]

Pool Table Game Turns Ugly at Falealupo

Government Ensures Equal Pay for Men and Women Village Representatives

The Government has ensured equal pay for Village Representatives who act as conduits between villages across Samoa, and the central government through the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development. Samoa has two village representatives for each village – one for the Village Council often mistakenly referred to as a village mayor, and one for […]

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

Malua Theological College Graduates Look Forward to Serving the Lord

Tavita Reupena and Logosau Tavita were both in full time employment in different divisions of the Ministry of Health when they decided four years ago to leave it all behind and enter Malua Theological College. Tavita worked as a Principal Quality Assurance Officer with the Pharmacy and Logosau was with the Radiology department. Last Saturday […]

YOUTH4CLIMATE Debate Prepares Samoan Delegates for Milan Italy