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Apia, SAMOA — The United Nations Women’s Trust Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) is behind the newly established program in Samoa — “Economic Empowerment of Nofotane Women” in rural Samoa. Nofotane is the term used for women who are married into the family. In the Samoan culture these nofotane are...
TEUILA FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY KICKED OFF SUNDAY NIGHT Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s popular Teuila Festival officially kicked off last night with choral exhibitions from church choirs from all over of Samoa. According to Samoa’s Tourism Authority, the Teuila Festival established in 1991 has grown to become...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii by 442,781 square miles. Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Congresswoman Aumua Amata (American Samoa) issued the following statements: “The sweeping...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has called American Samoans “losers” for not taking up the challenge to participate in Samoa’s annual Teuila Festival fautasi race. He said in Samoan that he expected six fetus’s from Tutuila but they are all losers except for one...
Vodafone Fiji and the Fiji National Provident Fund are both ultimately expected to benefit when Amalgamated Telecom Holdings acquires Amper SA’s interests in the South Pacific. With an investment projected at $160 million, ATH understands the big risk involved, however, is confident in the...
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature's four-yearly World Conservation Congress has commenced in Hawaii. 9000 people, representatives from over 180 countries, have converged on the US state for this ten-day summit. The world's largest conservation meeting, it's running under the...
HONOLULU —More than 150 community leaders, presenters, Samoan community members, Le Fetuao teachers, students, and parents gathered for the inaugural Fono o le Gāgana Samoa (2016 Samoan Language Symposium) hosted by Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center on August 12 and 13. Featured speakers from...
Apia, SAMOA —There have been two new confirmed HIV AIDS cases in Samoa, however one in particular caused the Ministry of Health to call a meeting with Samoa tattoo artists in Samoa on Wednesday (Samoa Time) at the Millennia Hotel, to discuss cautionary measures with them, when they practice their...
Recently, the Maori Television in New Zealand hosted a show — Game of Bros — that had two Samoan female comedians Pani and Pani go in search for their Mr. Lavalava. One of the warriors they found eligible and right for the competition and challenge was Paul Ah Kuoi. Paul Ah Kuoi was not sure...
Homosexuality may be illegal in Samoa, but the annual transgender beauty pageant is a mainstay of the island nation's social calendar. Miss Fa'afafine takes its name from the Samoan word for the society's "third gender", which literally translates to "in the style of" (fa'a) "woman" (fafine)....

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