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Atoa Samoa: Improving Customs Relations to Facilitate Trade

The Ministry of Customs and Revenue (MCR) welcomed the delegation from American Samoa Customs this week. The visit, which was facilitated through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, stemmed from the Atoa Samoa discussions held in October 2022. This was aimed at improving customs relations between the two countries and promoting open dialogue in […]

Dux of Sapapalii Primary School Aspires to be a Doctor

Inaugural Second Chance Art Exhibition for Tanumalala Advanced Art Class a Huge Success

Artists of Samoa’s correctional facility at Tanumalala were able to display their pieces for auction at a special event held at the Taumeasina Island Resort on Friday night. Hosted by the Ministry of Police Prisons and Corrections Services in close collaboration with the British High Commission in Samoa and Samoa Stationery and Books – the […]

Pool Table Game Turns Ugly at Falealupo

Bus Overturns in Fagaloa, No Fatalities Reported

A bus taking villagers home on Saturday afternoon crashed and overturned on the narrow roads of Fagaloa near the village of Sauano. According to eye witnesses, the bus carrying passengers seemed to have lost control of it’s brakes, stopping only when it crashed into the side of the mountain, before overturning. “Makuai saoasaoa lava le […]

Only 1 Flight Affected by Runway Lights Outage at Faleolo Airport

Samoa Tourism Authority Engages Industry Members to help Enhance Samoa’s Tourism Products and Services

Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) has hosted a series of industry sessions to help enhance Samoa’s tourism products and services. Held in Apia and Savai’i over two days, the Industry Talanoa Meets initiated by STA, gathered local tourism industry members to discuss and collaborate on issues such product offerings, marketing and promotion, research and statistics, and […]

Businesses that Leave Cash on Premises to be Investigated

WIBDI’s Revival of Fine Mats a Source of Confidence and Financial Independence for Women with Disabilities

By Australian High Commision Office Media, Apia Samoa. WIBDI is reviving the art of fine mats and empowering women, including those with disabilities, to weave their own futures. A measina, or cultural treasure, the art of weaving fine mats was in danger of disappearing due to modernisation, commercialisation and the cash economy. On this years […]

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

Police Warn Drivers after Death of 3-Year-Old Hit by a Car Inside Gym1 Tuanaimato Compound

Translated from FaaSamoa. Police have called for drivers to adhere to set speed limits after the death of a three-year-old who was hit by a car inside the gated compound area of Gym1. Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti said the incident happened last week, and a man has been charged with dangerous driving causing […]

Three Youth Face Murder Charges – Commissioner Says Locally Made Vodka Involved

HRPP Files Law Suit Against FAST Alleging Bribery Ahead of By-Election

Translated from FaaSamoa. The opposition Human Rights Protection Party are taking the ruling Faatuatua i Le Atua Samoa ua Tasi party to Court over allegations of bribery ahead of the recent Vaimauga 3 by-election. However the FAST party Chairman Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi Schmidt says the cultural exchange which can be publicly viewed on a […]

Pool Table Game Turns Ugly at Falealupo

Opposition MPs Continue to Question the Fairness of $1 Million Tala Project Disbursement

The recognised leader of the opposition in Parliament, Fonotoe Nuafesili Pierre Lauofo Meredith is the latest MP to question the process of releasing funds under Government’s $1 million tala District Development Programme. Fonotoe has confirmed that his District Development Committee was last week informed they would not be receiving the latest disbursement of $150,000 tala […]

YOUTH4CLIMATE Debate Prepares Samoan Delegates for Milan Italy