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Apia, SAMOA — On 12th February 2021, a 16 year – old male passenger who arrived with his mother from California, USA on repatriation flight NZ990 tested positive for Covid 19 on arrival in Samoa and again on repetition while in managed isolation at the TTM Isoalation Unit last night.  He is...
Turned in weapons on display
Apia, SAMOA — Almost 200 illegal guns have been handed in by people in Samoa in a gun amnesty which ended yesterday. A total of 198 weapons were collected. The firearms comprised rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Ammunition totalling 686 for the various firearms were also handed to the Police....
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Apia, SAMOA — A 69-year-old man in Samoa has pleaded not guilty on two counts of murder and one count each of possession of unlawful weapon and armed with a dangerous weapon. The two victims in Afega village were attacked in the early hours of last month's New Year celebrations. The accused, Vaotu'...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government says it's considering increasing criminal penalties for drug trafficking following a recent spate of intercepted drugs at the border. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said on TV3 Samoa that there was a need to reconsider penalties of drug convictions. His...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa will receive its first shipment of Pfizer vaccine by the end of March with the Ministry of Health looking at legal options for people who would not want to be immunized. The Director-General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri, said in times of a pandemic everyone needed to support...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa raised its alert level of COVID-19 on Thursday after finding a patient suspected to be potentially infected with the virus. According to the Samoa Observer, Samoa's director general of health Leausa Take Naseri confirmed at a press conference on Thursday that the 23-year-old...
1988 photo of Su'a Saini Lemamea in action
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is mourning the death of former rugby and league internationals Su'a Saini Lemamea and Masada Iosefa. Former Manu Samoa lock Su'a Saini Lemamea passed away this week aged 56. Known by his teammates as 'the Bushman', Su'a played 13 tests and was a key part of Samoa's 1995 Rugby...
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Apia, SAMOA — Six men from Falelatai have been arrested; five charged with assault and one with threatening to kill, in relation to the brutal beating of two youth last Saturday morning. A reliable source who did not wish to be named for fear of retribution by the village, told Samoa Global News...
Graphic of pyramid scheme with photo of PM side by side
Apia, SAMOA — Ongoing pyramid scheme fiascos continue with several different types spreading quickly in Samoa, with some being traced to staff members of several high level organizations including business, international agencies and government ministries. Samoa Global News has been able to...
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Queensland, AUSTRALIA — Prior to this pandemic, there has been a long-held view in these same countries that only fragile states and low-income countries will fail during a pandemic, and would need benevolent assistance from high-income countries. This is best reflected in the 2019 Global Health...

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