Award-winning playwright Sia Figiel on murder charge in Samoa

Details are emerging after a well-known Samoa playwright was charged with murder on Monday for allegedly stabbing a woman in Vaivase-uta last Saturday.  Award-winning playwright Papalii Sia Figiel, 57, was earlier

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Pacific visa-free travel backed

Visa-free travel for business has been part of most bilateral talks Samoa’s prime minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa has had with Australia and New Zealand. This is a concept that has received backing from the Pacific

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Samoa rugby 7s team on the edge of disaster

The first-ever World Rugby 7s grand final will be played in Madrid in two weeks’ time, with eight teams in contention including Fiji.  However, Samoa will be absent from the elite group, having finished second

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65 more dengue cases in Samoa

Samoa’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has raised alarm bells with the announcement of 65 cases of dengue-like illness in its recent surveillance report for the period spanning from 29 April to 5 May.  Despite the

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Travellers urged to prevent dengue fever in Samoa

Samoa’s Ministry of Health has urged travellers entering Samoa to take precautionary measures during the duration of their stay due to reports of a dengue fever outbreak. The Ministry had declared a dengue fever

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Samoa Airport launches initial start of construction for $25 million regional terminal and apron aircraft parking

The construction of two pivotal infrastructure projects for the Samoa Airport Authority (SAA) was officially launched this morning at Faleolo, with a ground-breaking ceremony.  These two projects are the Regional

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CCTV network launched in Samoa

Criminals beware, you are now being watched as the Samoa Police and Australian Federal Police (AFP) launched the Safer CCTV Network that will keep an eye on hotspots around Apia.  It comprises 30 CCTV cameras, a

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No records for 80 percent of names on 2021 electoral roll

Samoa’s Electoral Commissioner Tuiafelolo John Stanley says the biggest problem his office is facing is reconciling information from voters to office records.  He told TV1Samoa News that they cannot find records

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Samoa, as Chair of AOSIS, flags special circumstances of SIDS at plastic treaty talks. Pacific SIDS calls for global solidarity in addressing the plastics crisis, asks for high ambition

Samoa, as Chair of AOSIS, flags special circumstances of SIDS at plastic treaty talks As officials and negotiators sift through the revised draft text of the international legally binding instrument on plastic

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Dealing with dengue: Pacific looks to new tools

Climate change and increased urbanisation are driving an increase in dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases and the Pacific is responding with a suite of new interventions and tactics. The World Health Organization

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Samoa declares a dengue fever outbreak

After a total of 216 confirmed cases of dengue fever since November last year, the Ministry of Health, Thursday, declared a dengue fever outbreak in Samoa. Director General of Health Aiono Dr Alec Ekeroma said the

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Samoa on the brink of declaring a dengue outbreak

Samoa is on the brink of declaring a dengue fever outbreak should the latest situational report from health expected by the end of the week show a continuous increase in the disease. The Director General of Health,

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