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35 prisoners pardoned on 50th Independence Day

31 May, 2012 - 11:16 am in 50th Anniversary, Local News

APIA: 1 June 2012: His Highness the Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi today pardoned 35 prisoners currently serving time at the Tafa'igata and Vaia'ata prisons. He made the declaration in his address during the celebration of the country’s 50th…

Island rowers to battle Segavao in fautasi Independence finals

31 May, 2012 - 11:06 am in 50th Anniversary, Local News

By Aiga Tofilau APIA: Thursday 31st May 2012:  Three fautasis - long boats from the small islands of Manono and Apolima will be on a showdown with the…

Hotels fully booked as Apia welcomes 50th Celebrations

29 May, 2012 - 12:27 pm in 50th Anniversary, Local News

By Aiga Tofilau & Unumoe Esera APIA: Wednesday 30th May, 2012: There's a feeling and atmosphere of celebration and festivity in the air. Its clean,…

Long boats heats to kick starts 50th Independence

28 May, 2012 - 10:22 pm in 50th Anniversary

By Aiga Tofilau APIA: Wednesday 30 May, 2012: The first heat of the 50th Independence regatta kicks starts the celebrations when seven long boats will fight for a place in the finals next Tuesday 5 June 2012. The second heat is tomorrow and will be for local…

UB40 touches down to a rousing welcome

28 May, 2012 - 10:10 pm in 50th Anniversary, Arts & Entertainment

By Lagi Keresoma APIA: Tuesday 29th May 2010: The UK band UB40 touched down at Faleolo International Airport to a royal welcome by His Highness the Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi and a rousing welcome from warrior dancers and fans. After a long…