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Statement from Japan's ambassador to Samoa & the UNICEF Pacific rep
Apia, SAMOA — Anticipating the arrival of the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, the Government of Japan this past week announced a humanitarian grant of US$140,000 (more than $300,000 tala) to support the Samoa’s efficient deployment of COVID-19 vaccines. The National Emergency Operation Center...
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Apia, SAMOA —  Samoan authorities have laid out their COVID-19 vaccination plans, listing people who will receive the incoming Astra Zeneca vaccine by consent. The Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri, said the age group of 18 years and older would be vaccinated, but not those aged 85...
Covax facility allotment of the AstraZeneca vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — With Samoa's COVID-19 vaccine roll-out slated to start in April, some in the tourism sector aren't sure they'll be in business when borders eventually re-open. While the tragedy of the measles epidemic of 2019 prepared the country to act fast and avert another health crisis, it couldn...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who entered into a plea agreement in a drug case has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his 5-year probation sentence. Joshua Mili appeared in High Court two weeks ago for sentencing. Mili, who has been in...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa continues the month-by-month extension to its State of Emergency status in efforts to protect its borders and remain community Covid-19 free against the global pandemic. Although 80% of infected cases do recover, the pandemic has claimed over 2.6 million lives and there are 21,...
Tupua Tamasese Meaole National Hospital
Apia, SAMOA — The backlog of deceased awaiting autopsies in Samoa may soon get relief with an offer of assistance from the Chinese Embassy. The Samoa Observer newspaper reported some 18 bodies, including those of children, were lying at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole National Hospital mortuary waiting...
Women fishers in the water
Apia, SAMOA — Pursuing a purpose nearly always leads to having the courage to make a deliberate choice in following the road less travelled, as Samoa’s principal fisheries officer, Su’a Sapeti Tiitii would tell you. When Su’a first entered the Fisheries division in Samoa’s Ministry of Agriculture...
Samoa Central Bank
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's economy collapsed by 8.6 percent in the 12 months to the end of September 2020. The loss in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was heavily impacted by a complete loss of income to the country's tourism sector. The latest economic update from the Central Bank of Samoa shows Samoa's...
Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa take first sip of 'ava
Apia, SAMOA — Former Samoa deputy prime minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa, has been named leader of the country's newest political party. The caucus of Fa'atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi, or FAST, party was united in the decision to elect Fiame leader during a meeting on Tuesday. Former HRPP MP and...
Police and former inmates
Surrounded by DPS Police Officers were the four of the seven inmates that departed for Samoa last Thursday via Lady Naomi after serving their detention at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). [photo: AF]

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