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Student violence leads to school closure in Samoa

May 6, 2016 5:30 am
Student violence leads to school closure in Samoa

Avele School was forced to close after police began investigating the alleged violence. Photo / iStock A school in Samoa has been closed indefinitely due to extreme and sustained violence among its students. Avele College in Apia was forced to shut its doors yesterday after a police investigation into the […]

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Cyclone Amos: Samoa escapes the worst

April 24, 2016 6:21 am
Cyclone Amos: Samoa escapes the worst

Avao in Savaii just before darkness. Photo: Peteli Peter Leota / Samoa Weather Watchers / Facebook Samoa appears to have escaped the worst of Cyclone Amos this morning. Samoa Observer editor Mata’afa Keni Lesa told the New Zealand Herald this morning there had been minimal damage. “[It’s a] peaceful morning […]

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Samoa bracing for Cyclone Amos

April 23, 2016 6:26 am
Samoa bracing for Cyclone Amos

Satellite imagery shows Cyclone Amos looming near Samoa. Image / http://earth.nullschool.net Samoa is bracing to be walloped by an intensifying cyclone which is expected to hit the Pacific nation tonight. Cyclone Amos was upgraded to a category three storm yesterday, and was expected to be further upgraded to category four […]

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One dead after fuel tank fire in Apia, Samoa

April 5, 2016 5:00 am
One dead after fuel tank fire in Apia, Samoa

Fire at a fuel storage tank in Apia. Photo / Corey Keil One person has died after a fuel tank exploded at Apia in Samoa yesterday. The man was carrying out maintenance work when the tank exploded, the Samoa Observer has reported. Another man was taken to Moto’otua hospital after […]

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Fuel storage tank blaze in Apia, Samoa

April 4, 2016 9:42 pm
Fuel storage tank blaze in Apia, Samoa

Fire at a fuel storage tank. Photo / Corey Keil A large fire has broken out in one of three fuel storage tanks in Apia, Samoa – leaving authorities concerned that the fire will spread to other tanks. The blaze has broken out at the busy Matautu Wharf, with reports […]

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Stigmata claims divide people in Samoa

March 31, 2016 8:45 am
Stigmata claims divide people in Samoa

The woman played the part of Jesus in a Sunday School Easter play, during which church members noticed wounds appearing on her body. Photo / Supplied A woman claiming to have suffered stigmata — the injuries Jesus suffered when he was crucified — has become the subject of hot debate. […]

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Samoa swears in first female deputy Prime Minister

March 18, 2016 6:19 pm
Samoa swears in first female deputy Prime Minister

Fiame Naomi Mata’afa’s (pictured) appointment was announced today by the country’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, as he revealed his Cabinet Ministers. Photo / Getty Images Samoa has elected a woman as its new Deputy Prime Minister, the first time a woman has been awarded the position in the island […]

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Zika virus alert reaches Samoa

January 24, 2016 6:31 am
Zika virus alert reaches Samoa

The rapid spread of the Zika virus has prompted Latin American governments to urge women not to get pregnant for up to two years. Photo / APHealth authorities have added eight tropical destinations, including Samoa, to a travel alert about an illness linked with a severe birth defect and spread […]

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Samoa

December 20, 2012 5:44 am

Samoa, independent island nation in the southern Pacific Ocean, located about 2,900 km (about 1,800 mi) northeast of New Zealand. It occupies the large western portion of the 480-km (300-mi) long Samoan archipelago that is divided at longitude 171° west; the Samoan islands east of this line form the United States territory of […]

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