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The Prime Minister says things in HRPP are alright

PM says things in HRPP are OK but are they…….?

5 March, 2014 - 12:04 am in Local News, People, Politics

BY Lagi Keresoma APIA: THURSDAY 06 MARCH 2014: There was no press conference as such. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi took only 5 minutes to tell a Radio live audience that things are OK in the ruling HRPP caucus after Tuesday night’s 6 hour-long…

Minister of Finance Faumuina Tiatia Liuga

HRPP Caucus closed meeting on Finance Ministers fate to be known today

3 March, 2014 - 10:26 pm in Government, Local News, People, Politics

UPDATED BY STAFF REPORTERS APIA: WEDNESDAY 05 MARCH 2014: The decision of the ruling Human Rights Protection Party Caucus closed meeting last night will…

Deputy PM Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo & Associate Minister Muagututagata Peter Ah Him

“There’s a case to answer” Court rules against DPM & Associate Minister

By Lagi Keresoma APIA: TUESDAY 4 MARCH 2014: There is more than enough evidence for Deputy Prime Minister Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo and Associate Minister…

New addition to the  Samoa bar - Timothy Fadgen, Violina Tailua Leilua, Rev. Tofiga Tosiane, and Mearold Solofa Viliamu

Four new lawyers admitted to the bar

3 March, 2014 - 2:40 pm in COURT, Latest News, Law & Order, Local News, People

By Tulifau Auva’a APIA: TUESDAY 04 MARCH 2014: Four new lawyers were admitted to the Samoa bar in a brief ceremony this morning. Justice Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu presided over the ceremony. In welcoming the new lawyers, he warned them of the…

A Samoan woman weaving the prized fine mat

Women survivors of domestic violence complete empowerment programme

3 March, 2014 - 2:35 pm in Community, Education, Latest News, Local News, People

APIA: TUESDAY 04 MARCH 2014: They came as shy and insecure individuals, but went home empowered with livelihood skills, a sense of self worth and confidence in their strides that makes four (4) weeks of training rewarding for Samoa Victim Support Group and…

Fonotoe Nuafesili Lauofo

Deputy Prime Minister advise media

27 February, 2014 - 6:50 pm in Local News, Media, People

by Tulifau Auva’a APIA: FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2014 : Deputy Prime Minister Fonotoe Nuafesili Lauofo has warned the media not to take prank comments from Member of Parliament for Siumu, Tu’u’u Anasi’I Leota seriously. In a press conference today, Fonotoe…

Levaopolo Talatonu acquitted of five criminal charges

MP Levaopolo acquitted and will sue those who testified against him

27 February, 2014 - 6:46 pm in Latest News

By Lagi Keresoma APIA: FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2014: Member of Parliament for Gaga’emauga No.2. Levaopolo Talatonu was today acquitted of all criminal charges against him by Judge Mata Tuatagaloa. Levaopolo owns Island Freight Company and faced five counts of…

Siumu MP, Tu'u'u Anasi'i Leota

Siumu MP: “I’m still an active HRPP member”

25 February, 2014 - 3:38 pm in Local News, People, Politics, Viewpoint

Lagi Keresoma APIA: WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2014: Member of Parliament for Siumu, Tu’u’u Anasi’i Leota is still an active member of the ruling Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP). This is despite local and overseas media reports that he has left HRPP…

Chair - Commissioner Maara Tetava (Cook Islands)

Pacific Transnational Crime Coordination Centre continues in Samoa

25 February, 2014 - 3:05 pm in Community, Latest News, Law & Order, Local News

APIA: WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2014:  The Pacific Transnational Crime Network (PTCN) will continue to be based in Apia following the signing this week of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Samoan Government. The Pacific Transnational Crime Coordination…

Judge Fepuleai Ameperosa Roma with wife Diana and young daughter

Judge Fepuleai Roma, first USP law graduate to the bench

25 February, 2014 - 11:37 am in Community, COURT, Latest News, Law & Order, Local News, People

By Lagi Keresoma APIA: WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2014: For the first time in the legal history of Samoa, a graduate of the University of the South Pacific (USP) was sworn in as a Judge in a three hour ceremony yesterday morning. Judge Fepulea'i graduated from…

Recipients of special awards at the CCCS special teacher awards ceremony at Maluafou

PSC firm on having qualified teachers

25 February, 2014 - 11:27 am in Community, Education, Government, Latest News, Local News, People, Politics

By Lagi Keresoma APIA: WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2014: The Public Service Commission (PSC) is giving teachers until 2015 to get a teaching degree in order to be still employed as a teacher in Samoa.  This is part of the overall policy to upgrade education and…

Vailele captain Reupena Levasa recieves the prize money and Cup from Alfred Chan of Vailima Breweries

Marist 7s Major Sponsor challenges Manu Samoa’s sevens rating

23 February, 2014 - 3:41 pm in Latest News, Local News, People, Rugby, Sports

BY Lance Polu APIA: MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2014: The 26th Marist Sevens major sponsor has challenged Manu Samoa’s current sevens IRB rating. The CEO of the weekend tournaments major sponsor, Alfred Chan of Vailima Breweries said Samoa’s current rating (dropping…

Acting Director General Samoa Water Authority Tauiliili Ekiumeni Fauolo, Minister of MWTI Manualesagalala Enokati Posala, Japan's Ambassador to Samoa Kazumasa Shibuta and Chief Representative of JICA Fiji Office Shumon Yoshiara

Japan help improve water supply in Apia

23 February, 2014 - 2:37 pm in Community, Diplomacy, Health, Latest News, Local News, People, Politics

APIA: MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2014: A safe and stable water supply for residents of urban villages is at the heart of two Japan funded projects that will be implemented by Samoa Water Authority (SWA) and Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) this year.…

Talamua Medias Marketing Team. Aiga Tofilau, Vaipou Ripine, Angela Kronfeld-Polu and Julie Une-Finau with copies of the new directory.

2014 Samoa Business Directory Launched

23 February, 2014 - 2:21 pm in Business

APIA: MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2014: The combined Samoa and American Samoa Business Directory for 2014 was launched in Apia today. Published by Talamua Media & Publications, the unique publication is a one stop shop where business contacts, services and products…

Justice Lesatele Rapi Va’ai

AG appeals Justice Vaai’s ruling on Dalton’s death

23 February, 2014 - 2:07 pm in COURT, Latest News, Law & Order, Local News, People

By Lagi Keresoma APIA: MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2014:  The Office of the Attorney General is challenging Justices Lesatele Rapi Vaai's decision to overturn the Assessors guilty verdict on Jonathan Patrick Crichton. Attorney General Aumua Ming Leung Wai confirmed…

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AG should look at SOEs’ illegal behaviour

Alan Ah Mu APIA: FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2014: It’s time for the Attorney General to have a look at state owned enterprises that are late with their annual reports. “It’s out of control,” Shadow Finance Minister Afualo Wood Salele said. “It’s like a…

New Director General of Health, Leausa Toleafoa Dr. Take Naseri

New Director General of Health & CEO of the Development Bank

20 February, 2014 - 7:48 pm in Community, Health, Latest News, Local News, People, Politics

APIA: FRIDAY 21 FERBUARY 2014: Cabinet has made two new major appointments. Leausa Toleafoa Dr. Take Naseri as the new Director General/Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Health for the next three years and a new CEO of the Development Bank of Samoa.…

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2.1MW (DC) Solar Facility launch moves Samoa’s 100% renewable target closer

  Part of the Samoa Solar set up at the Faleata Racecourse solar farm as opened this morning APIA, SAMOA: WEDNESDAY 25 MAY 2016: The Samoan Government’s target to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2017 moved one step closer with the opening of a 2.1MW…

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Pacific Climate Change Centre to begin construction in June next year

25 May, 2016 - 5:40 pm in Environment, Government, Latest News, People, Weather, World

  Dr. Netatua Pelesikoti, Director of Climate Change at SPREP, Lavea Tupaimatuna Iulai Lavea, Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Kazunao Shibata, Director of the Global Environment Department on behalf of JICA after today's signing…

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U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) project

25 May, 2016 - 5:35 pm in Education, Latest News, Local News, People

  U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert presenting the grant award certificate to NUS Vice Chancellor Lau Professor Fui Leapai Asofou Soo and NUS staff APIA, SAMOA - WEDNESDAY 25 MAY 2016: The National University of Samoa’s Centre for Samoan Studies is pleased…

Samoa's Court House at Mulinu'u

Dangerous prisoner denies attempted murder charge

25 May, 2016 - 12:38 pm in Community, COURT, Latest News, Law & Order, Local News, People

  BY Lagi Keresoma APIA, SAMOA: WEDNESDAY 25 MAY 2016: Notorious prisoner Lauititi Tualima has pleaded not guilty to the charge of attempted murder. Lauititi is charged with co-defendant Filipo Poasa in relation to the alleged assault of a Chinese business…

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Student pleads guilty to posting threats on social media

24 May, 2016 - 6:40 pm in Community, COURT, Latest News, Law & Order, Local News

Police checking students bags at the bus terminal for weapons during the height of the school fights By Lagi Keresoma APIA, SAMOA: TUESDAY 24 MAY 2016:  Avele college student Setefano Taofia Toala has pleaded guilty to 4 charges of posting threats on social…