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Samoa's opposition leader, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's opposition leader, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, has called on the FAST government to stop withholding salaries for the Human Rights Protection Party parliamentarians. TV1Samoa reports that Tuilaepa made the call at a news conference saying none of them had been paid since...
Acting Police Commissioner, Auapaau
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoa Police Inspector, Kenneth Komiti, has been suspended, as an investigation looks into claims he allegedly altered police documents. Mr Komiti, a Commanding Officer for the Police Prosecution, has been accused of amending police records in relation to a businessman who appeared...
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WASHINGTON —  The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) announced $8,500,000 in grant awards provided through the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs’ Energizing Insular Communities program to support energy initiatives in the U.S. territories.  “...
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Nouméa, NEW CALEDONIA — Ahead of the world’s climate change conference — COP 26 — scheduled to begin Oct 31, the recent Pacific Conference on Climate Change (7-8 October) aimed at enhancing climate resilience ambition in the Indo-Pacific region. Dr Paula Vivili, Pacific Community’s (SPC) Deputy...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Electoral Commission said polling for seven by-elections will have happen on November 12. The seven seats became vacant after the petition process resulting from the April general election. Writs for the by-elections will be issued this Friday with nominations throughout...
Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — Almost 60-thousand people in Samoa await their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and the country also plans to return some of the 100,000 unused doses it has before they expire in November. Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri is reported by the Samoa Observer saying...
China-Pacific gathering in Samoa
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — China seems set to change the way it relates to Pacific nations. This much is evident from a study showing a dramatic fall in aid spending, in terms of grants and low cost loans, over the past several years. An assessment by the Australian think tank, the Lowy Institute, using...
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Apia, SAMOA — The financial regulator of Samoa, one of the nations implicated in the Pandora papers as a tax haven for wealthy individuals, has defended the country’s involvement in the offshore industry and pointed the finger at “larger economies” such as the UK and Singapore for their role in it...
 Dr Maryann Heather
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Members of an Auckland church have changed their stance on the Covid-19 vaccine after the death of a member of their congregation. The Assembly of God Church of Samoa is the focus of the country's largest sub-cluster of the Delta outbreak. The country's latest victim of...
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Apia, SAMOA —  Two men have been arrested and charged for making false statements to procure money in Samoa. TV1Samoa reports Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tia'i - Keti confirmed the arrests of the two men who are both in their mid-30s. The duo are alleged to have duped 20 people out...

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