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11 hrs ago | United Nations

SAMOA: From weeds to electricity, UN partnership aims to connect families to electric grid

Energy Analyst and acting head of the energy unit at the UN Development Programme office in the country.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

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Airways provides Pacific aviation solutions

At the upcoming International Conference on Small Island Developing States, Airways New Zealand will present to delegates about the safe, successful and sustainable aviation model it has in the Pacific.

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State Department

Press Releases: U.S. Delegation To Attend the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States

The U.S. Delegation to the Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States in Apia, Samoa, September 1-4, will be led by Assistant to the President for Science and Technology & Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Dr. John Holdren, with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International ... (more)

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Samoa News

Lawmaker says Human Trafficking...

Sen. Nua Saoluaga has raised concerns over the effect a human trafficking bill will have on the fa'aSamoa, or Samoan culture, if it's enacted into law, saying that such legislation, if enacted into law, will overcrowd the jail with violators of this measure because people will be charged with human trafficking for failing to pay family members ... (more)

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Kiwi occupation of German Samoa commemorated

The Kiwi occupation of German Samoa has inspired a New Zealander to lead a pilgrimage to Gallipoli and Turkey in time for the centenary in April 2015.

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NBR Newsroom

US/NZ host international workshop on ocean acidification

Leading international ocean scientists and policy experts are today gathering in Apia, Samoa to better understand the threat ocean acidification poses to Pacific Island nations.

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Samoa News

Lights still out in Magiagi

Seven weeks after Cyclone Evan destroyed Magiagi through heavy flooding - killing two of its residents - electricity remains a wish for most of its residents.

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Jamaica Observer

Jamaica wants more out of 3rd SIDS confab

JAMAICA is expected to raise concerns about the low rate of implementation from the two previous summits when it attends the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Apia, Samoa starting on Monday.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Nelson Mail

Fisherman killed on ship

Leighton Muir, 27, died on Sunday on board the Talley's vessel Captain MJ Souza while it was in the Kiribati Islands region.

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Inter Press Service

U.N. Conference Set to Bypass Climate Change Refugees

"It's clear that governments have an obligation to reduce the risk of climate-related disasters, and displaced individuals and communities should be provided legal protection in their countries and abroad."

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Samoa News

Inaugural venue changed to...

The venue for the "People's Inauguration" has been changed to the Pavilion at the Fagatogo Malae which is scheduled for this coming Thursday, January 3, 2013 says incoming Chief of Staff Fiu Johnny Saelua.

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United Nations

Ahead of Samoa conference, iTunes, UN team up to showcase music from small island nations

The Island Voices initiative will showcase the eclectic range of works of 57 musicians from the world's small island nations and features their songs, which can be easily accessed and purchased from the online iTunes Store.

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Samoa News

Territory rallies to provide...

The American Samoa Government has started accepting relief supplies to help neighboring Samoa recover from the devastation of tropical cyclone Evan, which has so far killed four people, while eight are missing.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

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NIWA works with Samoan village to build better future

A unique pilot project to help Samoa's largest village better cope with natural disaster is the focus of an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Samoa timed to coincide with a major United Nations conference in Apia.

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New Zealand Marks the Centenary of the Occupation of Samoa

A national commemoration to mark the centenary of New Zealand's occupation of Samoa will take place on Friday 29 August at the Auckland Cenotaph, Auckland Domain, from 4.15pm.

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The Honolulu Advertiser

Life at sea

The crew of the Hikianalia caught a mahimahi while en route to Pago Pago, American Samoa.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Samoa News

Hamilton to Samoa: A taste of...

Very important, it seems for a group of year 9-14 students from Hamilton Boys High, New Zealand visiting Samoa for a week.

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Senate expense report shows...

The numbers are in and there are some questionable payments noted on the detailed list of expenses for the Senate between October 2012 and February 2013.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

United Nations

UN expects upcoming Samoa small island conference to generate vital partnerships

Taufua Beach Fales in Samoa, the country hosting the Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States, which will take place from 1 to 4 September 2014 in the capital Apia.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Sonny Bill a shoe-in for nice guy award

Sonny Bill Williams' training session in Apia ended with the league star giving his shoes and socks to Toe Evile.

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