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  1. Following census, PM says: "have...Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | Samoa News

    The Samoa government released yesterday morning its first ever Population and Housing Census with the strong message to have more kids. Samoa's population count for 2011 stands at 187,200.

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  2. APTC celebrates studentsa achievementsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Scoop

    Over 100 students graduated from the Australia-Pacific Technical College with qualifications in 12 specialised technical and vocational programs during the graduation ceremony held at the Ekalesia Faapotopotoga Kerisiano Samoa Hall, in Apia Over 100 students graduated from the Australia-Pacific Technical College with qualifications in 12 specialised technical and vocational programs during the graduation ceremony held at the Ekalesia Faapotopotoga Kerisiano Samoa Hall, in Apia on 24 March 2015. APTC is a development initiative funded by the Australian Government to deliver training and to increase the supply of skilled workers in targeted sectors in the Pacific region.

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  3. Fugitive priest pleads guilty...Read the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Samoa News

    (In 2004 Samoa News received a request from the Dallas Morning News to provide a photographer and translator to accompany their reporter Reese Dunklin to Samoa to search out fugitive priest Frank Klep. Lilomaiava Andrew Fa'asau, who now runs Naenae ...

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  4. Samoa to increase international...Read the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Samoa News

    An increase in international departure tax out of Samoa's international airports goes into effect July 1st , while the country's government is consulting with airlines for the fee to be included in the airline ticket price, says an official with the Samoa Airport Authority. Currently the international departure tax for passengers 12 years and older is WST$40 while children are exempt.

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  5. Tokelau Transport Services Disrupted by Bad Weathe...Read the original story

    Sunday Mar 22 | Scoop

    The unpredictable weather patterns have had its tremendous impact on Tokelaus shipping services with another sailing cancelled. The countrys only means of transportation and providing supplies to the villages has now been rescheduled once again.

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  6. Bluesky appoints Lewis Wolman as...Read the original story

    Saturday Mar 21 | Samoa News

    Bluesky Communications has appointed Lewis Wolman to oversee its mobile telephone, Internet and cable television business in American Samoa as Country Manager. Bluesky President and CEO Aoe'e Adolfo Montenegro said that the new post was created in response to the company's growing ambitions.

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  7. Devastation in cyclone's wake illustrates need for targeted disaster...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Big News Network.com

    ... we are all in the most disaster-prone region on earth," he said, and while international action plans such as the Samoa Pathway are in place, when disaster strikes, mobilizing help under sever resource constraints, with vast distances to cover and ...

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  8. Need for targeted disaster response, Pacific leaders say at UN conferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Newkerala.com

    ... we are all in the most disaster-prone region on earth," he said, and while international action plans such as the Samoa Pathway are in place, when disaster strikes, mobilizing help under sever resource constraints, with vast distances to cover and ...

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  9. Ten fautasi will run in 2015 Flag Day Fautasi RaceRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Samoa News

    A total of ten fautasi, including one from Samoa and two from Nu'uuli village, will race in this year's 2015 Flag Day Fautasi race regatta, with the race course of five miles starting outside the entrance to Pago Pago Harbor. The final meeting of the Fautasi Race Committee, chaired by acting Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Lualemaga Faoa, who is also the Western District Governor, was held last Friday at the Samoan Affairs Office conference room to discuss several issues, including confirmation of how many fautasi will participate in the race.

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  10. Devastation in cyclone's wake illustrates need for targeted disaster...Read the original story

    Tuesday Mar 17 | United Nations

    ... we are all in the most disaster-prone region on earth,” he said, and while international action plans such as the Samoa Pathway are in place, when disaster strikes, mobilizing help under sever resource constraints, with vast distances to cover ...

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  11. Boxing spotlights 2015 Pacific Games as prep heats upRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | Samoa News

    Amateur boxing sensation George Tanoa Jr who will be representing American Samoa in the upcoming 2015 Pacific Games that will be taking place from July 4-18 in Papua New Guinea. Samoa News will be highlighting the American Samoa teams and athletes in the upcoming weeks that will be representing the territory in these games.

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  12. Auckland's mayor humbled by...Read the original story

    Saturday Mar 14 | Samoa News

    The Mayor of Auckland, Len Brown, says he is humbled by the chiefly title bestowed on him during a visit to Samoa. The mayor says he was delighted to be bestowed the title by Samoan Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi, at his village of Lepa.

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  13. Samoa cabinet approves major...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Samoa News

    The first is a 15-storey government building at Savalalo where the flea market is currently located. When that building is completed, government offices at Eleele Fou will move there and the FMFM II building will be turned into a five-star hotel, according to government-owned Savali Newspaper.

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  14. CoC, BlueSky, Calif church collect...Read the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | Samoa News

    Friday, the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce announced that it was putting together a relief shipment for Samoa, saying that if any businesses or individuals are interested in donating clothes, canned goods, shoes or other relief supplies, to please drop them off at Impex office at the Tafuna Industrial Park for shipment to Apia. BlueSky Communications is urging its customers and everyone in American Samoa to help victims of Cyclone Evan with a donation for immediate needs.

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  15. BlueSky lets contract for...Read the original story

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Samoa News

    Pactel International has been let a contract to supply a large-scale satellite back-up link for Bluesky Samoa's existing international submarine fibre network, covering two islands of Samoa and American Samoa. The new link enables better diversity allowing support of the most critical applications of IP traffic in case of a fibre network failure.

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  16. Eni: Citizenship suit ignores...Read the original story

    Saturday Mar 7 | Samoa News

    Congressman Faleomavaega Eni contends that plaintiffs in the citizenship lawsuit have ignored the "anomalous and potentially disruptive consequences for the people and culture of American Samoa that would result from a judicial determination that American Samoans are automatically United States citizens" under the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This was part of Faleomavaega's response to the plaintiffs' motion for the federal court in Washington D.C. to deny the defendants' request to dismiss the complaint.

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  17. Flag Day dedicated to Gov. Togiola...Read the original story

    Friday Mar 6 | Samoa News

    ... parade. In an Apr. 9 general memorandum, Togiola declared the two days to be observed as Flag Day holidays in American Samoa and all local government offices will be closed and all normal activities will be suspended on those days. ASG employees not ...

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  18. Samoa AG says citizenship...Read the original story

    Friday Mar 6 | Samoa News

    Aumua Ming Leung Wai says in a statement the definition of a Samoan citizen is already in the law books, in section 3 of the Samoan Status Act of 1963, but he admits that that Act is also old and needs reviewing. "The Attorney General was quoted on television that there is nothing for the Samoan people who are raising concerns overseas to be threatened or have any fear of that law because they still have that right as Samoans to the customary lands and the matai titles here.

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  19. When Pacific Islanders were raided in their bedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... Pacific for workers. People from the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau - as New Zealand citizens - had freedom of entry. Samoa had strong links with New Zealand, having been under its administration since the start of World War I, when New Zealand ...

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

    Thursday Mar 5 | 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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