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NOMINEES FOR INAUGURAL TOURISM AWARDS Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) has announced their nominees for the first ever Samoa Tourism Excellence Awards. The nominees were selected as part of the STA surveys and inspections carried out by the Tourism Standards Committee and the STA...
The Pacific's first female Olympic medalist has dedicated her victory to her country Samoa and her coach. Ele Opeloge, who placed fourth in Beijing in 2008 has now been awarded the silver medal for her performance after a review of athletes test samples in August found two athletes placed above her...
The chairman of Samoa's National Council of Churches says a move by the government to amend the Constitution and make Samoa a Christian State is unnecessary. Reverend Kasiano Leaupepe's remarks were in relation to a Constitutional amendment bill presented for its first reading by Prime minister...
Apia, SAMOA — The body of a man that was found floating lifeless in Faleula four months ago has been identified as Fa’aaliga Onofia Seumanutafa, 46 years old of Matautu-Uta. This is according to Samoa’s Police Spokesperson Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu Wednesday in a phone interview with Samoa News. At the...
Apia, SAMOA — Improved transportation in and out of Apia, and Tui Samoa Cable, Apia Water Front Development project were among the highlights of the year 2016 that Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi spoke about when he addressed Samoa on New Year’s eve at his office yesterday afternoon....
Apple founder Steve Jobs once said that time is our most precious resource. Like most resources, managing time sure is complicated. In a globalized world, time zones prove that location still matters.  But some argue that doing away with time zones altogether is the path to the future. Nowhere is...
A second senior executive of a US based cannery have been indicted by a federal grand jury and “has agreed to plead guilty” to conspiring to fix the prices of packaged seafood such as canned tuna sold in the United States, the US Justice Department announced yesterday morning and identified the...
Most humans take comfort in stability and a slow pace of change. Unfortunately, the world is dispassionate about our desire for equilibrium. Instead, it is dynamic, with conditions continually shifting and evolving. In terms of change, 2016 has been a momentous period. The election of Donald J....
Apia, SAMOA — Flights from American Samoa to Vava’u, Tonga or Apia to Vava’u, Tonga is a reality for Talofa Air, who received their permit last month, this is according to Talofa Air Chief Executive Officer Toleafoa Captain Jeffrey Hunt. Responding to Samoa News questions, Toleafoa said that the...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina today met with Governors’ representatives from the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the first meeting of the U.S. Territories...

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