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9 hrs ago | Samoa News

Court Report

PLEA DEAL OFFERED FOR LADY NAOMI CREW MEMBER Lady Naomi crew member, Liki Kerisimasi, who was charged along with Fatu Vagana with smuggling of marijuana into the territory last year, has been offered a plea agreement with the government. Kerisimasi and his codefendant were each charged with unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of marijuana.

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13 hrs ago | Fiji Times

Quest to save sharks

OF the numerous program launches which took place at this year's third UN SIDS Conference in Apia, Samoa, one of the major ones was WWF's Pacific Shark Heritage Programme. The initiative is aimed at, among other things, working with governments within the Pacific to sustainably manage their shark and ray populations.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Voyaging canoes reach Swains Island

The voyaging canoes Hokule'a and HIkianalia are in the Swains Island this weekend, after strong winds led navigators to detour from the original plan of journeying to Fakaofo, Tokelau. Under the guidance of master navigator Nainoa Thompson, apprentice navigators Jenna Ishii and Lehua Kamalu used traditional wayfinding to guide Hokule'a and Hikianalia to Swain's Island on Friday.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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Mla Michael Poole Attending Small Islands Developing States Conference in Samoa

Falklands : MLA MICHAEL POOLE ATTENDING SMALL ISLANDS DEVELOPING STATES CONFERENCE IN SAMOA Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network 01.09.2014 MLA Michael Poole is currently overseas attending the United Nations Third International Conference on Small Islands Developing States in Apia, Samoa. The theme for the conference is 'the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States through genuine and durable partnerships.'

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Barbados offers solar water heating assistance to other countries

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here . The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

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University of Waikato Award for Pacific Education Advocate

Le Mamea Taulapapa Sefulu Ioane with Joan Bolger and University of Waikato Chancellor Jim Bolger when a delegation from the University visited Samoa last year. One of the University of Waikato's first Pacific graduates, Le Mamea Taulapapa Sefulu Ioane, will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award next week in recognition of his longstanding contributions to education in Samoa and New Zealand.

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Samoa News

Samoa PM: No need for referendum...

Leatuaolevao Ruby Vaa says women should be given easy access to get into parliament in order for them to present a balanced view of women in parliament. The Constitution Amendment Bill 2012 guarantees women 10 per cent of the seats in Parliament.

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Samoa News

Fed court issues new...

The appeals court in Washington D.C. has denied the U.S. State Department's motion to affirm the lower court's decision in the citizenship lawsuit case, while a "merits panel" is to convene to receive and review briefs by Congressman Faleomavaega Eni and the American Samoa Government. Last October, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Wynne P. Kelly, representing the U.S. State Department, the federal government, and two officials of the U.S. State Department asked the appeals court to affirm the lower court's decision - which held that the Citizenship Clause "did not guarantee birthright citizenship" - to the plaintiff-appellants based on the plain language of the Constitution.

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The New Zealand Herald

All Blacks to play test in Samoa for 1st time

The All Blacks will play a test in Samoa for the first time in July next year as part of both nations' preparation for the Rugby World Cup. The New Zealand and Samoa rugby unions confirmed details of the match Tuesday after negotiations which were partly promoted by political pressure.

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New Zealand Samoans gearing up for game

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is welcoming the official announcement of the All Blacks vs Samoa game in Apia next July 8 and says the local Samoan community are already preparing to attend en masse. New Zealand Samoans gearing up for game Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is welcoming the official announcement of the All Blacks vs Samoa game in Apia next July 8 and says the local Samoan community are already preparing to attend en masse.

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The Otago Daily Times

Samoa keen on methane

Neville Auton, who as Dunedin City Council energy manager, was behind the successful initiative to capture methane from Green Island landfill and convert it to electricity, is pushing the idea in Samoa. Now an energy consultant for Otago Polytechnic, he has just returned from the United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States, held in Apia, where he spoke about the idea.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

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New Zealand Samoans gearing up for game

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is welcoming the official announcement of the All Blacks vs Samoa game in Apia next July 8 and says the local Samoan community are already preparing to attend en masse. "It is an honour for Samoa, but also an event not to be missed for the local Samoan community who make New Zealand their home.

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All Blacks to play in Apia

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the announcement that the All Blacks have set a date to play Manu Samoa in Apia in 2015. "The All Blacks playing in Apia recognises the importance of Samoa and other Pacific nations to our national side and our national game.

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The Otago Daily Times

Samoa keen on methane

Neville Auton, who as Dunedin City Council energy manager, was behind the successful initiative to capture methane from Green Island landfill and convert it to electricity, is pushing the idea in Samoa. Now an energy consultant for Otago Polytechnic, he has just returned from the United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States, held in Apia, where he spoke about the idea.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Poisonous bug sends high flyers scrambling

US actress Molly Glynn has been killed in a freak accident when a tree fell on her while she was cycling in Chicago. THE costs of solar and other renewable power have fallen rapidly and action is needed to support their uptake and more research in the UK.

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Caribbean News Now!

CARICOM secretary-general calls for innovative alternatives to finance SIDS development

APIA, Samoa -- Even as the small island developing states examined the issue of financing sustainable development for SIDS in Apia, Samoa, CARICOM secretary-general Irwin LaRocque has suggested the need for new and innovative alternatives. Moderating a side event titled "Financing for Sustainable Development in SIDS", during the four-day international conference on small island developing states, LaRocque said there may be a role for innovative public and private financial instruments such as counter-cyclical loans, which temporarily halt existing debt service payments when shocks strike.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Robbie Magasiva heads for Hollywood

Robbie Magasiva is an instinctual performer whose wide-ranging CV proves he's much more than a Samoan hunk. He talks to Jeremy Olds about not wanting to be typecast and his plans to hit Hollywood.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Samoa News

Inter-Island Air says they did...

Inter Island Airways official Esther Sene-Prescott says the locally based airline did the best it could to contact passengers about the cancellation of flights, as well as accommodate them on Polynesian Airlines. She said they also issued refunds to passengers who were inconvenienced.

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AllAfrica.com

Africa: New Study Shades Light On the Plight of Six African Small Island States

A new study by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa has for the first time, brought to the fore a serious discussion on the specific plight of African Small Island Development States, as they face rising sea levels, and dwindling economic activities in the face of climate change, according to officials of the African Climate Policy Center . The study provides an update on the predicament of Cape Verde, Comoros,Guinea Bissau, Mauritius, So Tom & Principe and Seychelles that oftengets drowned in a narrative that focuses more on biophysical impacts with only superficial references to social vulnerability to climate change inthese countries.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

International community can do more for SIDS, says Barbados PM

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here . The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming.

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