Fijiana win Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship title

Fijiana defeated a strong Samoa side 31-24 in the final.

Samoa had an early lead, dominating the first half 16-10.

After the two sides were tied 24-all, it was Mirini’s winning try in the 82nd minute that gave them the win.


23 new Covid-19 cases in Samoa

The Ministry of Health confirmed that the new statistics has taken the number of cases (community and border) to 15,178 to date.

MOH also reported that there are two patients isolated at the Moto’otua National Hospital and none in the Intensive Care Unit.

The Ministry said, “In strengthening our defense against the virus, the public is kindly reminded to remain vigilant and adhere to public health advice by continuing to wear facial masks, complying with social distancing, stay home and isolate if one feels unwell, and maintain good personal hygiene at all times.”

Local research receives boost through UNESCO and SROS partnership

The partnership is a result of the UN Joint Programme on Ecosystem Services Building Forward Better by Safeguarding Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services (commonly called, UNJP on Ecosystem Services).

21 new Covid cases in Samoa

The cases include 20 new community cases and 1 new imported case, taking the total number of cases (community and border) to 15,155.

There are three patients currently isolated at the Moto’otua National Hospital.

To help contain the spread of the virus and prevent new infections, the public is kindly urged to please continue to take heed of public health advice to continue to wear masks and maintain good personal hygiene.

The safety of our families and loved ones is everyone’s responsibility.

Samoa to host 2024 Commonwealth Heads of Meeting

This was confirmed by the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland during a press conference in Suva yesterday.

Scotland says this is the first time the meeting will be held in a small-island state where leaders will get an opportunity to see first-hand the effects of climate change and talk about solutions to overcome it.

Japan presents WST$3million patrol boat to Samoa

Held at the Minister of Police’s office today, Lefau Harry Schuster, Ambassador of Japan, Senta Keisuke joined the minister in a signing ceremony of the grant-aid assistance.

Lefau highlighted the assistance allows Samoa to alleviate its security concerns in many levels.

“In providing this boat, there is security afforded to us to patrol our exclusive economic zone in the ocean which is a one common resource we share with you and also with our other sister nations in the South Pacific,” he added.

Samoa win OFC Women’s Nations Cup 2022 opener 2-0 over Tonga

The game at Suva’s HFC Bank Stadium represented a return to international football for many after years of disruption. The magnitude of the occasion was made evident by powerful scenes as both Samoa and Tonga players sung their respective national anthems.

While Samoa looked to control the game in hope of unleashing their main threat in striker Torijan Lyne-Lewis, Tonga were comfortable playing on the the counter-attack with Laveni Vaka’s endeavour causing disruption.

Samoa’s PM urges Fiji to give USP grant

Last night, the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum remained firm with Fiji’s position to investigate the matter.

“We said that there needs to be an investigation into the issue – these are taxpayer’s money. Fiji is the largest contributor by way of grant to USP.”

“If there is nothing to hide, why don’t we have an investigation? It has been highly politicised. It is a question of accountability or financing,” Sayed-Khaiyum said.

Over 60 new Covid-19 cases in Samoa

The Ministry of Health confirmed that the new cases were recorded within the period commencing from 5th to 9th of July.

“These cases take the total number of COVID-19 positive cases (community and border) to 15,115. Currently, there is one patient being isolated at the Moto’otua National Hospital.”

“While the country continues to remain at Alert Level 1, it is important that we continue to adhere to public health advice by wearing a mask and maintaining good personal hygiene, to help contain the spread of the virus, and to prevent new infections.”

Japan funds a Patrol boat for Samoa

The Government of Japan Monday signed the funding agreement for Samoa to have a boat to patrol its economic zone to await the replacement patrol and surveillance vessel already commissioned by the Australian Government.

Japan is providing JPY$150 million ($3million talā) for the cost of the boat and the agreement was signed today by Japans Ambassador, HE Senta Keisuke and the Minister of Police and Prisons, Faualo Harry Shuster.