News - Samoa

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Sep '18

21 Sep 2018

Samoa

World Bank to enhance climate resilience of Samoa’s road network

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$35.75 million grant to improve the climate resilience of Samoa’s road network, and facilitate a rapid response in the event of...

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Sep '18

6 Sep 2018

Samoa

Samoans now eligible for Australia's Pacific Labour Scheme

Samoan workers are now eligible to apply to work in Australia under the Pacific Labour Scheme which enables access to low and semi-skilled temporary work opportunities in Australia. The Pacific...

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30

Jul '18

30 Jul 2018

Samoa

Samoa and New Zealand celebrate 56 years of 'friendship'

Samoa and New Zealand commemorated 56 years of their Treaty of Friendship over the weekend. The treaty was signed in August 1962 after the Pacific nation became independent. In his address...

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24

Jul '18

24 Jul 2018

Samoa

Samoa installs battery energy storage, in a Pacific first.

Samoa has installed a battery energy storage system, a first of its kind in the Pacific islands. The $US8.8 million project at the Fiaga Power Station is capable of storing six megawatts of...

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23

Jul '18

23 Jul 2018

Samoa

Academic calls for review of Samoan Quota ballot

New Zealand Immigration should review the Samoan Quota ballot because of record numbers of people applying, an academic says. The ballot is open to Samoan nationals aged between 18 and 45. 1100...

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10

Jul '18

10 Jul 2018

Samoa

NZ Immigration publishes Samoa quota ballot results

New Zealand Immigration has today published results of its Samoan quota ballot, following a record number of registrations. Those whose numbers have been picked are now eligible to go through...

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09

Jul '18

9 Jul 2018

Samoa

Multi-million dollar flood protection project for Samoa

Samoa's government has begun work on a multi-million dollar project it hopes will protect 18 vulnerable communities from flooding. The aim of the Vaisigano Catchment Project is to reduce...

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03

Jul '18

3 Jul 2018

Samoa

Samoa gets help from EU and Australia to fight cybercrime

Samoa's Prime Minister says cybercrime is not just a crime of the future but is something that needs to be addressed now. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoai has welcomed representatives of the...

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28

Jun '18

28 Jun 2018

Samoa

Coconut-leaf plates on the table as Samoa looks beyond single-use plastics

Government will ban polluting plastics at the end of the year, spurring the search for something different. In a bid to protect the precious “blue Pacific” the Samoan government will ban all...

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25

Jun '18

25 Jun 2018

Samoa

Samoa looks to ban all single-use plastic

Samoa will look to ban all single-use plastic from January, its government said, in the latest move to protect the country's oceans. A government statement said the ban will initially target...

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25

Jun '18

25 Jun 2018

Samoa

Effort to boost Samoan employment in ICT sector kicks off

Samoa's government has launched a Pilot ICT Training programme that hopes to train 60 unemployed youth, increasing their opportunities in the industry. The two week training begins today. The...

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05

Jun '18

5 Jun 2018

Samoa

Commemorating Independence educates our people

Looking back on our history helps us understand what has shaped our country and informs how we can move forward. This is why the Director of the Centre for Samoan Studies, Dr. Safua Akeli Amaama...

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