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Sudsidy scheme for tourist resorts destroyed by the tsunami

27 January, 2010 - 12:21 pm in Economy

APIA: 27 Jan 2010 - An interest rate subsidy scheme has been launched to assist the owners of the tourist resorts that were damaged by last year’s tsunami to rebuild. This is part of a NZ$10m package announced by the New Zealand Government to support recovery…

New Report praises Samoa’s oil management policy

21 October, 2009 - 2:06 pm in Economy

APIA: 21 Oct 2009 -A new economic report says Samoa’s innovative program for bulk oil purchasing, storage and distribution is enabling the country to…

United States donates US$100,000 for relief aid

7 October, 2009 - 9:33 pm in Economy

APIA: 7 Oct 2009 - The US Chargé d’Affaires in Apia, Arnold Campbell today reiterated the US Government’s commitment to assisting the Pacific Islands…

NZ Navy Restores Water to Manono Island

6 October, 2009 - 5:05 pm in Economy

APIA: 7 Oct 2009 - Fresh water is about to be restored to Manono Island just off the main island of Upolu in Samoa after five days. The water pipeline was fractured during the earthquake and subsequent tsunami which hit the country last Wednesday. Approximately…

NZ to re-establish wiped out tourism industry

2 October, 2009 - 12:48 pm in Economy

APIA: 2 Oct 2009 - New Zealand is looking at re-establishing the tourism industry on the East and Southern Cost of Upolu that has been wiped out by last Tuesday’s tsunami. Foreign Minister Murray McCully said last night that the industry has been highly…