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Samoa Director General of Health Leausa Dr Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — A total of 19,567 Covid shots were administered during Samoa's two day mass vaccination campaign but its below what officials hoped to achieve. The Director General of Health Leausa Dr Take Naseri said preliminary figures indicate that 12,228 received their first dose and 7,339 are...
nurses administering covid-19 vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — Today is the second and final day of lockdown in Samoa with health authorities going door to door to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Around 7,000 doses of AstraZeneca were administered on Thursday as part of the two-day roll out. Despite the strict lockdown, from 8am to 6pm, it is not...
Man getting COVID-19 vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — The entire nation will be under a two-day lockdown on the 23 – 24 September so public health officials can go door to door to administer Covid-19 vaccines. The Minister of Health, Valasi Toogamaga Tafito Selesele said this is a joint initiative of the National Emergency Operations...
Pacific Forum chairman, Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimara and others
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Australia's new security pact with the US and the UK has touched a nerve at the core of Pacific regionalism. The AUKUS alliance, announced by leaders of the three countries this week, finds them seeking strategic advantage in the Indo-Pacific region with a focus on...
Video of ceremonial announcement of AUKUS
Canberra, AUSTRALIA — It has been announced the US, Australia and the UK are forming a new security partnership to be known as AUKUS. This alliance, announced by the leaders of the three countries, throws an entirely different light on the recent 70th anniversary of the ANZUS Treaty and indeed key...
Tuilaepa and Fiame hug at swearing in
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan Prime Minister and her predecessor embraced to cheers in Parliament on Friday, effectively ending months of turmoil following the disputed April election. It came after opposition MPs were sworn in after a court ruling paved the way for them to be allowed into parliament....
HRPP elected Members of Parliament
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the HRPP and ordered the Speaker of the House to swear in the party's members. The HRPP members were elected in April's national poll and have not been knocked out by post-election legal challenges. The Samoa Observer reports the orders...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The World Bank’s second Groundswell report estimates 216 million people could be displaced by 2050, across six regions, due to climate change. A newly released World Bank report has predicted climate change could displace 48.4 million in the Pacific and East Asia by 2050. Water...
Samoa police behind barricades
Apia, SAMOA — For the first time in the 59 years of Samoan independence, the Parliament grounds have been barricaded for today's session of the House. The barricades went up late last night after Police put out a public notice declaring Parliament building and surrounding grounds out of bounds for...
Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegao
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Elected members of the opposition Human Rights Protection Party have been banned from attending Parliament session scheduled for September 14 at Mulinuu. The HRPP party, led by former prime minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, were told by a letter Monday from Speaker...

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