Emergency Shelter and Evacuation Centre Training for Samoa

Wed 30 Jul 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ----Last week, eighteen representatives of Samoa’s Welfare and Internally-Displaced People Sub-Committee of the Disaster Advisory Committee attended a training course in Emergency Shelter Custer and Evacuation Centre Management facilitated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ...

Frozen Samoan taro soon to be on the overseas market

Thu 24 Jul 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ----Frozen fresh taro will soon be on the overseas market once the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS) has finalized its tasting trials.

Plane goes down near American Samoa

Thu 24 Jul 2014 -

PAGOPAGO, America Samoa ----A teenage boy from Indiana who was flying around the world with his father in a single-engine plane was killed when their plane crashed earlier Wednesday near American Samoa. The father is missing at sea.

Samoa on health alert over suspected dengue fever outbreak

Thu 24 Jul 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ---- Samoa's Ministry of Health (MOH) has put the country “on high alert to prevent the entry of what is suspected as an outbreak of dengue fever in neighbouring American Samoa.”

Pacific needs to unite in eliminating child labour and trafficking

Wed 23 Jul 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ---The Pacific countries need to work together in building regional efforts to “eliminate the worst forms of child labour and trafficking in the Pacific island countries” that goes into its second day of a three days forum in Apia, Samoa.

Two Samoas in visa fees stand-off

Tue 22 Jul 2014 -

APIA, Samoa --- Samoa and American Samoa appear to be in a stand off to see who blinks first about immigration fees both countries had apparently promised to remove during the recent inter-Samoa talks held in Apia.

Samoa's suspended police given options

Tue 15 Jul 2014 -

APIA, Samoa --- A commission of inquiry in Samoa is giving top police officers options to resign or respond to allegations and proceed with the inquiry.

SIDS Conference “There is Hope” theme song launched

Fri 11 Jul 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ---- The theme song for the highly anticipated United Nations Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference was officially launched in Apia Wednesday by a choir led by music teacher Salā Seutatia Aveau.

Parliamentary Finance Committee asks Samoa Air to pay debt to Polynesian Airlines

Tue 24 Jun 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ----One of the recommendations from the Parliamentary Finance Committee in its report discussed in Parliament Friday was for the financially troubled Samoa Air company to pay the debt it owes Polynesia Airlines company.

Changes proposed in Samoa for appointing Head of State

Tue 24 Jun 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ----The Samoan government is seeking to change the way heads of state are appointed in a new constitutional amendment bill.

Rebuilding Pacific kava trade will take time

Fri 13 Jun 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ---It's estimated it could take at least three years to rebuild the supply of the Pacific kava industry to international export levels.

New Ambassador role about jobs and development: PM Key

Tue 03 Jun 2014 -

APIA, Samoa----- The New Zealand prime minister John Key says New Zealand's new ambassador for economic development in the region will aim to find out the best economic and development opportunities in the region.

$1m tourism aid for Samoa announced

Tue 03 Jun 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ---- New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has announced a NZD$1 million package for tourism in Samoa on his Pacific Mission.

SIDS conference put pressure on Samoa's hotel industry

Mon 26 May 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ---- A report by the Samoa Tourism Authority Committee has revealed that hotels in Samoa cannot cater to the number of people expected to attend this year’s Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference.

When facing apocalypse….plant a tree

Patrick Durst
Tue 20 May 2014 -

APIA, Samoa --- The ancient Roman emperor Nero gained eternal notoriety for infamously “fiddling while Rome burned.” In our more modern times, faced with the great impending natural disaster that is climate change, Nero would be just one part of the orchestra.

El Nino likely, Samoa Met office warns

Tue 06 May 2014 -

APIA, Samoa --- An El Niño is likely to develop in 2014, the Samoa Meteorology Division (SMD) has warned.

Lives made better by Japanese donor

Wed 30 Apr 2014 -

APIA, Samoa --- Six water tanks means six families’ lives are changed for the better thanks to a generous donation from the Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society of Japan and Samoa Embassy staff.

Inter-Samoa talks delayed

Wed 30 Apr 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ---- The joint talks between Samoa and American Samoa that was initially set for May is now being pushed back to June.

New Samoan Minister will oversee the new Ministry of Public Enterprises, PM Tuilepa now Finance Minister

Mon 28 Apr 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ----- A career auditor and accountant has been appointed to oversee a new Ministry that will be created by law and he replaces the Samoan Minister of Finance who resigned last week.

SIDS security boosted by U.S. Coast Guard

Wed 23 Apr 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ---- The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference will have a boost to its security measures thanks to specialist expertise provided by the United States Coast Guard (U.S.C.G).

Samoa's former finance minister keeps UN as an option

Tue 22 Apr 2014 -

APIA, Samoa --- Samoa's former Finance Minister, Faumuinā Tiatia Liuga who resigned in Parliament last week will take on a job with the United Nations Organisation (UN) if the opportunity arises.

April 2014

Tuila’epa in NZ for treatment

Merita Huch

Days after being airlifted by the New Zealand Government for medical treatment in Auckland, aides of Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuila’epa Lupesoli’ai Sa’ilele Malielegaoi (pictured) were still playing down the extent of his illness. Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of the Prime Minister Leilua Tavis Leota says the Prime ...

Court finds Samoa deputy PM and Associate Minister guilty

Mon 14 Apr 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ---- Samoa’s deputy Prime Minister Fonotoe Nuafesili Pierre Lauofo and Associate Minister Muagututagata Peter Ah Him have been found guilty by the District Court this morning.

Samoan football's top official defies critics to raise soccer's profile in rugby-mad Samoa

Mon 14 Apr 2014 -

APIA, Samoa -----Samoa is not a country generally recognised for its soccer prowess, but the country's top football official is not letting that stand in the way of her goal to see the so-called world game become Samoa's top game, too.

Samoan PM admitted in hospital

Fri 21 Mar 2014 -

APIA, Samoa --- Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has been under medical observation at the Intensive Care Unit of the National Hospital, Moto’otua.