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  1. Two Samoas trade fair planned for 2015 Flag DayRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Samoa News

    More than 50 vendors are expected to showcase their products at next month's private and government sectors' trade fair between the two Samoas to be held in American Samoa, with the goal to create future trade between the two Samoas, according to the "American Samoa Concept Paper" for the Trade Exhibition. The exhibition will be held for three days next month as part of the 2015 Flag Day celebration, with the actual dates to be announced soon.

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  2. Lowland organic farms key to preserving Savaiia s h...Read the original story

    Yesterday | Scoop

    Developing lowland organic farms key to preserving Savaii's highlands Eight villages gathered recently to learn about preserving Savaii's highlands and organic farming in Samoa. The United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organisation and Women in Business Development trainings last week supported families who wanted to grow organic produce and sell to beach fales, resorts and restaurants.

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  3. New Zealand right to spy on Pacific Island neighboursRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... we have been spying on Pacific countries for decades. Back in 1914 London asked New Zealand soldiers to invade German Samoa. We said yes, but asked if they could give us some details of German defences. London replied we would look it up in an ...

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  4. Pathway to greater climate actionRead the original story

    Tuesday | Scoop

    Seven recommendations to improve the regional response to climate change have been agreed to following a meeting of Pacific Island nations in Apia, Samoa on 26-27 February. The meeting, gathering eight Pacific countries, was part of a series of Climate Vulnerable Seven recommendations to improve the regional response to climate change have been agreed to following a meeting of Pacific Island nations in Apia, Samoa on 26-27 February.

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  5. China and the Pacific: the view from TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Matangi Tonga

    Great Hall of the People, Beijing. 7 October 1999. Photo by Pesi Fonua. Conference: China and the Pacific: The View from Oceania National University of Samoa Apia, Samoa 25-27 February 2015 Conference Paper: 'China and the Pacific: The View from Tonga' Tonga's relationship with the People's Republic of China is relatively young.

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  6. ACT Speaker Vicki Dunne calls for zero tolerance of parliamentary corruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Speaker Vicki Dunne delivered a spirited critique of MPs' ethics when she spoke at a conference in Samoa last year, urging "zero tolerance of corruption" and the elimination of "grey areas" that could lead politicians into temptation. Mrs Dunne told the meeting of speakers and clerks about the ACT's decision to appoint a commissioner for standards to investigate complaints about politicians in the ACT Assembly.

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  7. All About the Ides of MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | LongIsland.com

    ... Ides of March!" March 15th 1889 - A Samoan cyclone sinks 6 warships, half U.S. and half German, in the harbor at Apia, Samoa.

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  8. Mosquito borne disease remains on All Blacks radarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The New Zealand Herald

    The All Blacks are continuing to monitor the mosquito-borne disease in Samoa ahead of their test in Apia in July. Photo / Getty Images.

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  9. Lolo's Message to Veterans:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Samoa News

    Raising of the flags of the United States and American Samoa at the Veteran's Day Ceremony yesterday. [Photo: AF] "On Veterans Day, I urge the people of American Samoa to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our service Veterans who freely placed their lives in harms way so they can provide, protect and sustain the blanket of freedom which allows all of us Americans to enjoy all civil liberties that many of us have taken for granted and which continue to make the United States the greatest country and the envy of the world," was the message of Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, on the Veterans Program distributed among those who attended the Veteran's Day service.

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  10. NZ Rugby turn seven-figure loss into 'modest profit'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... sign-off the fixtures for the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour in May. Meanwhile, an "operations crew" travelled to Samoa recently to assess the ground in Apia ahead of the match against the All Blacks on July 5. Tew said there was some issues ...

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  11. China's aid conforms with Pacific island countries' conditions: expertRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Xinhuanet

    ... region. Co-organized by the Center for Oceania Studies at China's Sun Yat-sen University, the National University of Samoa and New Zealand Contemporary China Research Center at Victoria University of Wellington, the three-day conference, themed ...

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  12. Hawai'i hosts U.S. premiere of new...Read the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Samoa News

    Honolulu, HAWAI'I - Fatu O Le Alofa, a new Samoan language film, premieres in Hawai'i and the U.S., Wednesday July 24, kicking off a series of state-by-state showings of the first motion picture written, cast and filmed in the U.S. territory of American Samoa. The Hawai'i premiere will be held at the 400-capacity Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Hall at the Ke'ehi Lagoon Memorial on Nimitz Highway.

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  13. Chinese, Oceanian scholars discuss China's regional role in PacificRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Xinhuanet

    Scholars and officials from China and Oceania gathered in the Samoan capital of Apia on Wednesday, participating in a symposium to discuss China's evolving role in the Pacific region. Co-organized by the Center for Oceania Studies at China's Sun Yat-sen University, the National University of Samoa and New Zealand Contemporary China Research Center at Victoria University of Wellington, the three-day conference, themed "China and the Pacific: The view from Oceania," is expected to take a multidisciplinary approach to examining Pacific islands perspectives on China's evolving relations with countries in the region, primarily Polynesia and Melanesia.

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  14. Local agriculture vital for food securityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Matangi Tonga

    Regional experts meeting in Apia, Samoa, have recognised the vital role of local agriculture in food security and resilience to climate change. , stated "A vibrant agriculture sector in the Pacific islands is not only beneficial economically and socially, it also has a broad reach into the homes of Pacific island residents," 'It is critically important therefore that farmers continue to produce much needed food, and to do so reliably we need to be resilient to the climate impacts" he added.

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  15. Telecom Cook Islands sold to Samoan groupRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    ... owns the other 40% in . Teleraro is reportedly 75% owned by wireline, broadband and mobile services provider Bluesky Samoa (formerly SamoaTel), with the remaining 25% held in a trust by Bluesky Samoa for local investors to purchase. BlueSky Samoa is ...

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  16. "A time to take stock of...Read the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | Samoa News

    Today, American Samoa joins the rest of the United States and Americans around the world as we celebrate Thanksgiving Day; a national holiday established by early Pilgrims who left Europe to settle in America, as they fled from persecution and sought religious freedom in a new land. Like the rest of the nation, many local residents mark Thanksgiving with prayers and celebration in gatherings that include families and friends, as well as religious traditions.

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  17. Samoa PM sees Aleipata rivaling...Read the original story

    Friday Feb 20 | Samoa News

    Samoa's prime minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi says he envisions Aleipata becoming the next big city, rivalling the capital, Apia. He says Aleipata's attraction is its world class beaches and off-shore islands that will become a boon for tourism investment.

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  18. New Zealand Rugby says mosquito-transmitted disease in Samoa won't threaten Apia test matchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Stuff.co.nz

    HISTORIC MOMENT: Samoa prime minister and head of the Samoan Rugby Union Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi at a press conference last year when the historic test against the All Blacks, which will be played in Apia, was announced. New Zealand Rugby is monitoring a mosquito-transmitted disease that has infected thousands in Samoa but remain confident it will not threaten the historic All Blacks test.

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  19. Rugby: Disease threatens All Blacks historic match against SamoaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | The New Zealand Herald

    Over 4000 people in Samoa have contracted chikungunya - a virus for which there is no vaccine or treatment - since November. Photo / NZPA It's not often the All Blacks can be accused of running scared but there are genuine fears over July's historic match against Samoa in Apia following an outbreak of a mosquito-born epidemic.

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  20. Mother's Day weekend flights...Read the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | Samoa News

    If you have not purchased an airline ticket for inter Samoa flights for today and tomorrow, your only chance is to standby at the airport and hope that a confirmed passenger is late or doesn't show up for the flight. It may also be good to pray for a miracle.

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