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An idea brewed by the Samoa Cancer Society Board Member Vaitoa Toalupe with lifelong friend Manamea Apelu Schwalger, now the face of the Society’s Cancer Awareness Drive, the alumni has taken the country by whirlwind since its first informal get together in June. Late last month, the Alumni was...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — In the Samoan language, “olaga” means life — which makes it a perfect acronym for a unique new research laboratory opened by Brown University and Yale University scientists at the Pacific island nation’s Ministry of Health on Friday, Nov. 10. At the Obesity,...
On Nov. 11, we celebrate Veterans Day with parades and Old Glory T-shirts, with salutes to those who served and prayers for those who fell. But the version of Veterans Day we know now wasn’t always so. It wasn’t always a holiday, it wasn’t always on Nov. 11 and, at first, it wasn’t even called...
A 22-year-old has appeared in Court for one count of incest and one count of sexual act against a girl under 12 years of age. The accused is the victim’s biological brother and they were brought up together. He pleaded guilty to both charges against him. The matter was before Supreme Court...
Samoa Airways, which begins services next week, has been granted a licence to fly between Apia and Sydney. The Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, said a licence has also been granted to Virgin Australia for flights on the same route. Samoa Airways 737-800 aircraft is due to complete...
Traditional storytelling from the Pacific has made its way to New Zealand with a first ever event taking place this week. 'Moana Pacific Storytelling' featured stories from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands and Tuvalu, including the Samoan myth 'Sina and the Eel'. Project manager of the Pacifica...
Leicester Tigers star centre Manu Tuilagi believes his injury nightmare is over - after visiting a witch doctor in Samoa. The explosive England international has hardly played in the last few seasons because of a string of problems. Last week Manu - who grew up in Hinckley - returned to Samoa after...
Samoa's government has rejected conditions set by American Samoa to resume exports of taro to its neighbouring territory. Agriculture minister Lopao'o Natanielu Mua said the government welcomed the territory's decision to lift an export ban, but the conditions demanded of exporters are unnecessary...
New technology developed in Scandinavia is being used to make high quality veneers in the Pacific. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research saw potential for high returns for Pacific island producers using the system. The centre's chief executive Andrew Campbell said the...
PUBLIC URGED TO HELP 'BROKE' SAMOA RUGBY UNION The Samoan public is being asked to dig deep to bail out the country's rugby union, which has been labeled "bankrupt" by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. Tuilaepa, who is also the chair of the SRU, said the Union cannot afford to pay off...

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