News - Samoa

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Dec '16

12 Dec 2016

Samoa

Poverty exists but with a Samoan twist

By Vatapuia Maiava and Sarafina Sanerivi , 12 December 2016   For Tovio Fesola’i, from the village of Lealaoali’i, Faleasi’u, he believes there is poverty in Samoa but only to an...

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14

Nov '16

14 Nov 2016

Samoa

Sport: Manu Samoa confident of upsetting French

A strong Manu Samoa rugby side will take on the French on Sunday, confident they can upset the home side in Toulouse. Coach Namulauulu Alama Ieremia named an experienced team this week which he...

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01

Nov '16

1 Nov 2016

Samoa

Talofa lava! A little bit of Samoa found in California

Talofa lava! The California Oakland/San Francisco Mission is one of a kind. There are 10 different language units, two beautiful bridges and many miracles. I serve in the Samoan program, and we...

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17

Oct '16

17 Oct 2016

Samoa

Record tourism numbers for Samoa

The country's tourism authority says 65,274 visitors so far this year, compared to just over 58,000 for the same period in 2015. In June alone, 12,773 visitor arrivals were recorded. The chief...

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17

Oct '16

17 Oct 2016

Samoa

Samoa to look for more seasonal jobs abroad after firm closure

The Samoan government will be looking for more foreign investors and seasonal worker jobs abroad to help fill the gap left by Yazaki EDS Samoa. The automotive component manufacturer is one of...

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07

Oct '16

7 Oct 2016

Samoa

National bird of Samoa threatened with extinction

Scientists in Samoa have issued a dire warning about the fate of the national bird, which features on the country’s bank notes and coins. Acccording to ABC News the manumea has been on the...

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28

Sep '16

28 Sep 2016

Samoa

Samoan theatre takes centre stage in Melbourne to tell creation story

Samoan actors and singers are set to take to the stage in Melbourne, with one of the biggest shows from the Pacific Islander theatre community in Australia. The play, "Amataga O Le Alofa" or...

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22

Sep '16

22 Sep 2016

Samoa

Samoa hit by hail storm so rare residents thought it was a hoax

Meteorologist forced to release satellite images of the storm to convince some locals that the hail wasn’t part of a practical joke Samoa has been hit by a hail storm so rare that it was...

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22

Sep '16

22 Sep 2016

Samoa

Language researcher praises NUS samoan language initiatives

An academic with over 20 years of engagement in the arts, culture and education conversation has applauded the National University of Samoa’s own initiatives that have contributed to...

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22

Sep '16

22 Sep 2016

Samoa

Fa'alavelave, financial burden or family imperative?

A survey has found young Samoan New Zealanders feel the cultural practice of fa'alavelave - or donating money - is getting out of hand. The practice sees people contribute money to large...

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08

Sep '16

8 Sep 2016

Samoa

Hope for clubfoot babies in Samoa

It's hoped a bit of wool and a roll of plaster will help transform the lives of babies in the Pacific born with club feet. A team of doctors from Australia has arrived in Samoa to train local...

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07

Sep '16

7 Sep 2016

Samoa

Ele Opeloge will be Samoa’s first Olympic medal winner

Ele Opeloge in action for Samoa BY Lance Polu APIA, SAMOA – TUESDAY 06 SEPTEMBER 2016: “There is no question about it now. Ele Opeloge will receive the Silver medal for the Beijing...

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