News - Samoa

27

Aug '15

27 Aug 2015

Samoa

Samoa Coast Guard station hosts sixth annual open house

Fog still lingered off the coast mid-morning Saturday as the Coast Guard’s MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hovered 15 feet above the ocean’s surface to drop a rescue swimmer into the water to save a...

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17

Jul '15

17 Jul 2015

Samoa

Visual artist awarded Creative NZ Samoa Artist-In-Residence

Samoan artist Siliga Setoga will undertake a three-month artist residency exploring cultural identity at the National University of Samoa from August to October this year. Offered by Creative...

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30

Jun '15

30 Jun 2015

Samoa

Pacific Games: How it started

THE idea of holding the Pacific Games (formerly named as South Pacific Games) originated with Dr A.H. Sahu Khan who was one of Fiji's representatives at a meeting of the South Pacific Commission...

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24

Jun '15

24 Jun 2015

Samoa

Samoa's fast internet another step closer

Samoa is set for faster internet after the World Bank gave the green light for a $16 million US dollar grant. The Samoa Connectivity Project is expected to bring more reliable internet and is a...

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21

May '15

21 May 2015

Samoa

FPA backs women's financial literacy campaign

The FPA has entered into an agreement to support not-for-profit organisation 10thousandgirl which runs educational programs on financial literacy for women. In a statement issued yesterday, the...

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15

May '15

15 May 2015

Samoa

AFI Pacific Islands Regional Initiative establishes long-term, regional approach to increase financial inclusion in Pacific

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Pacific Islands Working Group’s (PIWG) transformation to the Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) is now complete. AFI officially launched its...

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21

Apr '15

21 Apr 2015

Samoa

Money literacy tool wins BNZ Start up Alley competition

Blame it all on Kendall Flutey's little brother. He inadvertently led to the development of Banqer, an interactive financial literacy tool aimed at primary school pupils, which claimed the top...

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23

Mar '15

23 Mar 2015

Samoa

ADB: Govts must ensure remittances used for inclusive growth

ADB: Govts must ensure remittances used for inclusive growth by MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO Asian governments and the private sector must take full advantage of the sharp increase in workers’...

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10

Mar '15

10 Mar 2015

Samoa

Women migrants send larger part of their income home than men, IOM says

Women international migrants are earning less than men but send a larger part of their income home, the International Organization for Migration (IOM). "Female international migrants send...

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13

Feb '15

13 Feb 2015

Samoa

SendMoneyPacific USA Sevens Competiton

SendMoneyPacific is running a competition at the USA Sevens 2015 this weekend! For the chance to win a USD 250 gift voucher of your choice, please visit the USA to Samoa comparison page and click...

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24

Dec '14

24 Dec 2014

Samoa

Transfer firms win temporary Westpac reprieve

Westpac will temporarily continue providing remittance services to 24 companies after it was sued over its blanket ban on dealing with the industry. Following action in the Federal Court in...

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23

Dec '14

23 Dec 2014

Samoa

Mobile technology to play critical role in Samoa cleanup after Cyclone Evan

Farmers and other people across the Pacific Island nation are using smartphones to purchase necessary supplies. Despite the fact that almost two years have passed since Samoa was devastated by...

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