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Apia, SAMOA — More than 50 people are staying at two of three evacuation sites set up around the Samoan capital of Apia after the flash flooding on Friday. The National Emergency Operations Center Chairman, Agafili Shem Leo, said 25 people were hosted at the National University of Samoa campus and...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan government has made some significant changes to the State of Emergency Orders for the Covid-19 pandemic. Cabinet has decided that supermarkets can be open on Sundays from 3pm till 10pm. They have also been allowed to open from 6am till 10pm from Monday to Saturday each week...
The fuesaina.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan traditional knowledge in medicine is proving valuable for SROS- the Scientific Research Organization of Samoa’s exploration of local native plants. At the frontline of the SROS scientific research of Plants and Postharvest Technologies division at Nafanua, is...
Car stalled on flooded road in Apia
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa, there's major flooding in parts of the Apia Township and landslides in other vulnerable parts of the country following extreme heavy rain. The Samoa Observer said river banks have burst and traffic has been brought to a complete stop in some places in the capital. The...
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Apia, SAMOA — Vaccinating Samoa against COVID-19 is projected to cost nearly US$9 million (T$22.8 million), and save Samoa from an estimated 4,050 hospitalisations and 385 deaths should an uncontrolled outbreak of the virus occur. The estimate comes from the Asian Development Bank’s latest policy...
Inside Samoa's new parliament building
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's parliament has passed three laws that fundamentally alter the country's constitution and judicial system.  The proposals were widely condemned by lawyers and judges, and saw several MPs - including the former deputy prime minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa - leave the ruling party...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is to get $US2.3 million worth of laboratory equipment and medical supplies for its Covid-19 response. The UN Office for Project Services is procuring the equipment with financial assistance from the World Bank and the Samoan government. Under the project, the UN Office is also...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's two imported Covid-19 cases have been discharged from quarantine isolation and released to their families following negative test results on Monday. They are the last of 274 passengers who were quarantined for 21 days following both positive and negative test results for the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga with Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has granted approval for repatriation flights for citizens of Samoa stranded in American Samoa as well as the resumption of inter island cargo service between the two Samoas. However, there are specific requirements that apply to both requests,...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's remaining 297 seafarers working and stranded overseas have been given the green light to return home in a repatriation flight next month. This includes five who had contracted Covid-19 in April and one sailor in custody in Florida for allegedly assaulting another sailor....

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