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International: Tokelau links independence to climate change

24 June, 2013 - 3:08 pm in Diplomacy, Latest News, Local News, Politics, World

APIA: TUESDAY 25 JUNE 2013: Tokelau has linked moves towards independence to climate change. A territory of New Zealand Tokelau lies about 500 km north of Samoa. In address before a special committee on the granting of Independence to colonial countries and…

Head of State welcomes first Ambassador of Brazil to Samoa

12 June, 2013 - 8:09 pm in Diplomacy, Latest News, Local News, Politics

APIA: THURSDAY 13 JUNE 2013: The first ever accredited Ambassador of Brazil to Samoa presented his credentials this morning. His Excellency Mr. Eduardo…

More want to quit Samoa for NZ this year

6 June, 2013 - 9:00 pm in Diplomacy, Latest News, Local News

by Lagi Keresoma APIA: FRIDAY 7 JUNE 2013: More want to quit Samoa and move to New Zealand than last year. This was revealed at the launch today of the…

Challenge to boat race issued in restaurant

4 June, 2013 - 12:19 pm in Diplomacy, Latest News, Local News, Politics, Sports

by Lagi Keresoma APIA: WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE 2013: Being new to a country has its disadvantages. Like challenging a person you've just met at a restaurant to a boat race ignorant of the fact she was a champion on the water. It happened to Wallace Lovely, captain…

U.S. Navy Ship Pearl Harbor launches Pacific Partnership

1 June, 2013 - 5:14 pm in Diplomacy, Latest News, Local News, Maritime

APIA: SATURDAY 1st JUNE, 2013: The U.S. Navy ship Pearl Harbor arrived in Apia, Samoa today in support of Pacific Partnership in a planned and coordinated effort with the Government of Samoa, partner nations and NGO relief organizations in the region. Samoa…