APIA, Samoa ----- Samoa's health ministry has issued an alert as the Pacific nation confirms a lab positive dengue fever case.
APIA, Samoa ----- The political future of Samoa's Finance Minister, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga within the ruling Human Rights Protection Party will be announced today by the Prime Minister.
APIA, Samoa ----- Coastal and marine conservation efforts in the Pacific region will benefit from a “stand alone” Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to achieve “healthy, productive and resilient oceans and seas,” according to the Pacific SDG Working Group Troika.
APIA, Samoa ---- The government must ensure in Samoa that people have unfettered access to contraceptives as this is one of their intrinsic rights.
APIA, Samoa ---- Samoa will host the first United Nations Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference to be held in the Pacific region, estimated to bring over 3,000 delegates to Apia in six months time.
APIA, Samoa ---- The speaker of the legislative assembly in Samoa has warned that it is illegal for any MP to leave their party and join, or create, another party during a term.
APIA, Samoa --- Dividends, land sale income, insurance payments, management fees and airline ticket payments over $1 million tala (US$425,800) are all to come under new exchange controls from next month.
APIA, Samoa --- Samoan Prime Minster, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi is attending the high-level global launch of the International Year of Small Island Developing States in New York on 24 February 2014.
APIA, Samoa --- Siumu’s Member of Parliament, Tuu’u Anasi’i Leota, has confirmed moves to set up a new political party in Samoa.
APIA, Samoa ----- The prospect of playing the top three countries in international rugby league will be up for grabs in the second annual Pacific test in May.
Monitoring from Samoa’s Fisheries Division has confirmed that the volume of fish caught in its waters during this time of the year has dropped tremendously, the lowest experienced in five years.
APIA, Samoa --- Chairman of the Samoa Officers of Parliament Committee Papali’i Niko Lee Hang has confirmed there are serious disagreements within the ruling Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) over “corrupt practices” in government.
APIA, Samoa ---- A cruise ship could be brought in if enough accommodation can not be found when Samoa hosts the Small Island Developing States conference in September.
APIA, Samoa ---- Samoa has joined the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).
The weekly 40 working hours for some 800 Yazaki Samoa factory workers will be reduced starting February to 32 hours.
New Year’s Day 2014 will be remembered as the day that Samoa left the group of countries considered the least developed in the world.
When the gift of tattoo was given to Samoan twin girls in Fiji, they swam all the way to Samoa to perform the first tatau.
APIA, SAMOA --- Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has explained why Parliament recently amended – albeit unanimously – the Constitution to extend the Chief Auditor’s term in office from 3 to 12 years – among other changes.
APIA, Samoa --- A Supreme Court judge Tuesday ruled a prisoner was not guilty of the murder of a Kiwi Samoan in Tafaigata Prison.
APIA, Samoa--- The Electric Power Corporation’s (E.P.C) proposed 10 per cent tariff increase will make it difficult for larger companies to break into the exports market.
APIA, Samoa ----- Samoan Cabinet endorsed financial assistance of $50,000.00 Pa’anga for the Kingdom of Tonga to help with relief and recovery efforts after Cyclone Ian hit the Tongan group earlier this month.
APIA, Samoa--- New Zealand has stepped up to support Samoa in hosting this year’s Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conference.
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APIA, Samoa ---- American Samoa Governor, Lolo Matalasi Moliga, was a man on a mission in Samoa last week. “There were two issues I came for,” he told the Sunday Samoan during an exclusive interview at Hotel Millennia.
APIA, Samoa --- The Ambassador of Netherlands, Arie Cornells Van Der Wiel announced that a gift of €50,000 ($170,000 tala) from the Dutch Government would be given to the Government of Samoa to assist the Government of Samoa in the preparation for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing ...
APIA, Samoa --- Hosting the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will cost Samoa $40million (US$20 million). The money will be funded by taxpayers and “plenty of donations.”
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