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Lesā Lani Alo Spends Time with Children at Campus of Hope

3 June 2023 Apia Samoa. Renowned Music Artist Lesā Metitilani ‘Lani’ Alo visited the Campus of Hope this week and spent time with the children. Lesā and his companion Livingstone Efu are in Samoa for the Motherland concert and took time from their busy schedule to visit the children at the Campus of Hope. “It […]

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Smokers React to Shortage of Cigarette Supply in Samoa

Retailers are reporting having to cop abuse from frustrated customers – smokers who are not fairing well over the shortage of cigarette supply in Samoa. For the past two days, stores across Samoa have been unable to replenish supplies from local manufacturer, British American Tobacco. One woman who runs a small retail shop at Tufulele […]

American Samoa Reports 3 Positive Covid-19 Cases on Container Ship

Cook Island Voyaging Canoe “Paikea” Arrives in Time to Celebrate Samoa’s Independence

Wednesday 31 May 2023, Apia Samoa. Cook Islands Voyaging canoe “Paikea” departed Rarotonga on 22nd May, and arrived safely into Apia port on Tuesday night at 8pm. The Samoa Voyaging Society Aiga Folau o Samoa (SVS Aiga Folau) have announced the arrival of their voyaging Aiga from the Cook Islands in a press statement issued […]

Samoa Will Always be 1st to Say Happy New Year

2023/2024 Budget Address: “Advancing growth through sustainable pathways conducive to socio-economic welfare and building resilience”

Mulipola Anarosa Ale Molio’o , MINISTER OF FINANCE 30 MAY 2023 2023/2024 BUDGET ADDRESS “Advancing growth through sustainable pathways conducive to socio-economic welfare and building resilience” Mr. Speaker, As required under Standing Order 131, it is my pleasure to present to the House on behalf of Government, the Statement on the Main Estimates for the […]

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Fagalii Airport Re-Opens with Extended Runway, Minister Assures Safety

Translated from FaaSamoa. The Fagalii airport has reopened with an extended runway, and the Minister of Works Transport and Infrastructure has given his assurance that it is safe. The Minister says the airport has passed all aviation safety requirements and also has an extended runway. “It is now 800 metres, compared to the 700m runway […]

Vaiala Blackies Retain the Shield in Close Fought Match

Tongan Princess Mele Siu’ilikutapu Passes Away in Auckland Hospital

Royal Highness Princess Mele Siu’ilikutapu of the Kingdom of Tonga has died aged 75. The Palace office in Nuku’alofa announced Sunday night Princess Mele Siu’ilikutapu Kalaniuvalu Fotofili died peacefully at 7.15am on Sunday surrounded by family at Auckland Hospital. Princess Siu’ilikutapu was born in May 1948, the oldest daughter of Prince Fatafehi Tuʻipelehake and his […]

Italian Captain Says World Rugby Decision is Biased and Ridiculous

SNPF Chairman Corrected by Board & Management 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 […]

TD10F Upgraded to Tropical Cyclone Wasi

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 […]

Unit Trust of Samoa Holds Annual General Meeting