News - Samoa

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Jun '16

24 Jun 2016

Samoa

Samoa Rugby partners with UN to end violence against women

The Samoa Rugby Union is dedicating Saturday's Pacific Nations Cup match against Tonga to the campaign to end violence against women. The SRU and World Rugby have joined with UN Women to show...

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15

Jun '16

15 Jun 2016

Samoa

Samoa to up taxes to combat NCDs

An sugar and salt tax has been proposed in Samoa's latest budget in an effort to address the country's health problems, especially non communicable diseases. The Minister of Finance, Sili Epa...

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08

Jun '16

8 Jun 2016

Samoa

Samoa celebrates 54 years of independence

Samoa is today celebrating 54 years of independence from New Zealand, which ruled for 50 years. After six decades of colonial administration first by Germany and then New Zealand, Samoa became...

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05

May '16

5 May 2016

Samoa

Samoa win World Rugby U20 rugby tournament

Samoa qualified for the World Rugby U20 Championship to be held in Manchester, England, later this year after overcoming Spain in a tightly-contested World Rugby U20 Trophy final at Harare Sports...

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05

May '16

5 May 2016

Samoa

Win for Samoa

SAMOA A women's team made easy work of Kiribati in the 2016 Handy Finance Oceania Volleyball Championship yesterday. The Samoans recorded a 3-0 win in the opening round at the Vodafone Arena in...

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04

Feb '16

4 Feb 2016

Samoa

Zika virus declared a global health emergency

The World Health Organization has announced that the explosive spread of the Zika virus in the Americas qualifies as a global health emergency, a declaration that is expected to trigger increased...

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28

Jan '16

28 Jan 2016

Samoa

Zika virus alert reaches Samoa

Last week’s alert included Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Suriname and Venezuela. A woman leaves...

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20

Jan '16

20 Jan 2016

Samoa

P.M. leads govt.'s fire response

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi met with key government officials yesterday over the fire that demolished the Savalalo Flea Market on Saturday. The meeting was to co-ordinate a...

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15

Jan '16

15 Jan 2016

Samoa

Samoa gun amnesty ends

The Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has congratulated the Police Commissioner and his ministry for the two-month gun amnesty programme which had collected 322 firearms and...

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15

Jan '16

15 Jan 2016

Samoa

Samoa remain on course for the Olympics as they continue to improve ahead of HSBC World Sevens Series

After a rocky start, the Manu Samoa Sevens team is looking strong for the next leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series. And top of their agenda is to qualify for the Olympics later this year, coach...

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01

Dec '15

1 Dec 2015

Samoa

Cyclone Tuni batters Samoa

Samoa is waking up to survey the damage after Cyclone Tuni battered the Pacific nation overnight. The high-powered weather system dumped about 100 millimetres of rain and brought strong winds to...

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15

Oct '15

15 Oct 2015

Samoa

Fa'a Samoa – island families come together to combat NCDs

The aptly named PEN Fa’a Samoa, literally meaning ‘PEN the Samoan way’, applies a village-based model for NCD prevention and control that emphasizes community participation and ownership....

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