News - Samoa

09

Jan '18

9 Jan 2018

Samoa

Tax free threshold raised in Samoa

The Samoan government has raised the threshold for tax free earnings. Workers making up to $US5900 dollars or $15,000 tala will not be pay tax under reforms announced late last year by revenue...

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13

Dec '17

13 Dec 2017

Samoa

Traditional Samoan mats used to empower unemployed women

A young leader in Samoa has been recognised for her work using traditional Samoan mat weaving or fala masi to empower unemployed women.Petronilla Molio'o Mataeliga, who's from the village of...

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08

Dec '17

8 Dec 2017

Samoa

Symposium looks at how matai system is changing

A recent symposium in New Zealand has provided key research data into how overseas matai, or chiefs, engage with their responsibilities. AUT academic Lealiifano Albert Refiti said the way matai...

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20

Nov '17

20 Nov 2017

Samoa

SAY HELLO TO SAMOA AIRWAYS: FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT ACCOMPLISHED

MARÍA CORINA ROLDAN MIAMI — Samoa Airways operated its inaugural flight OL731 today from Apia to Auckland on their single aircraft Boeing 737-800.Their first flight OL731 was...

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14

Nov '17

14 Nov 2017

Samoa

Samoa's new airline making first commercial trip

Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, is calling on Samoans around the world to back the country's new national airline.   Samoa Airlines replaces Polynesian Air, which...

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29

Oct '17

29 Oct 2017

Samoa

Toa Samoa feel the love of their supporters in Mangere

Toa Samoa know they will be loved and admired win or lose the Rugby League World Cup. The loyalty was evident when players and management made a whistle stop visit to the Mangere Town Centre on...

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29

Oct '17

29 Oct 2017

Samoa

Samoa notes huge climb in dialysis numbers

Health officials in Samoa say a huge increase in the numbers undergoing dialysis treatment is alarming and should be a wake up call for the country. The manager of Renal Services, Christina...

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23

Oct '17

23 Oct 2017

Samoa

Seven new caps in Manu Samoa squad

Seven new caps have been named in the Manu Samoa rugby squad for next months tour to the Northern Hemisphere. The biggest intrigue is at first five with Rohan Saifoloi and AJ Mamoe Alatimu to...

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04

Oct '17

4 Oct 2017

Samoa

Samoa's national bird under threat

Samoa's National Conservation Society is pinning hits hopes on an international awareness campaign to save, the manumea, Samoa's rare and elusive national bird. The Society has teamed up with...

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02

Oct '17

2 Oct 2017

Samoa

Breaking barriers at the Samoa Youth expo 2017

“Providing young people with pathways to access local and regional career opportunities, and the skills required to gain employment.” That’s what the inaugural Samoa Youth Expo 2017,...

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02

Oct '17

2 Oct 2017

Samoa

Organic night market a hit

Walking towards the cluster of tents at the back pavilion of Taumeasina, the delicious food smells wafting through the air hit you before you have even arrived at your destination. The...

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02

Oct '17

2 Oct 2017

Samoa

Public Servants acknowledged

The work of public servants was recognised and acknowledged this morning in front of the government building. A half-day has been declared for the public service as part the recognition of their...

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