Samoa Newswire (Page 14)

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  1. Samoa minister defends new rules on old carsRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2017 | Newsday

    Samoa's transport minister has rebuffed criticism over a new law blocking imports of cars that are more than 8 years old. The change comes into force this week and some fear it'll make vehicles unaffordable for local people, the Samoa Observer reports .

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  2. American Samoa's U.S. parks tempt with remote beaches, turquoise watersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2017 | Philly.com

    On the west coast of nearby Ta'u, a battered little fishing boat sidled up to the wharf, and a pale stranger stepped off, looking half-queasy and half-euphoric, a bagged octopus in his left hand. National Park of American Samoa, 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, is spread over parts of Tutuila, Ta'u, and Ofu.

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  3. Phil Gifford: NZ Rugby deserves praise for player retention miraclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2017 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... didn't make the cut for the world cup again, he did get a shot at the All Blacks again in the 2015 test in Apia with Samoa. The openness with players started before Hansen took over. Justin Marshall tells a great story of talking to Graham Henry in ...

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  4. America's best kept secret: the empty beaches of American SamoaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2017 | Star Tribune

    In a far corner of our country, a haven of rain forest and empty beaches spans three South Pacific Islands. A crab's exoskeleton clings to the volcanic rocks along the coast of Ofu Island in National Park of American Samoa.

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  5. PTE Ltd pays in full fed court judgment - $100,000 benefits Fagatele Bay NMSRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2017 | Samoa News

    Days after a Singapore based container company was sentenced and ordered by the federal court to pay $200,000, a judgment that will partly benefit American Samoa, Pacific International Lines Ltd., made the payment in full, according to court records. Pacific International, whose freighter Southern Lily 2 was detained in the territory last June by the local U.S. Coast Guard for possible violation of international pollution and U.S. laws, was sentenced Feb. 22 this year after entering a guilty pled to three counts including failure to accurately maintain an Oil Record Book.

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  6. Auckland Sailor Hopes to Open New Path for FamilyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 | Scoop

    ... know what I was getting myself into. You don't get the full gist until you get in." OET Ah Toon was born in Apia, Samoa. He said he was inspired by the work the Navy did in the Pacific Islands. "I'm from Samoa - I've seen the work. And the Navy is a ...

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  7. Flyers progress from passengers to freightRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2017 | Enter Stage Right

    ... One of the weighees, claims the rule is "discriminatory because it only applies to those flying to or from American Samoa," which pretty much proves his claim false, since a rule that applies to everyone by definition can't be discrimination. ...

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  8. In this 'weird, lost corner of America,' the beach of your dreams awaits in the remotest national parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    Lonely Ofu Lagoon, on Ofu Island, is perhaps the most scenic spot in the National Park of American Samoa. The most remote of the U.S. National Park Service's 413 park sites is an 11-hour flight from California. 13 comments

  9. Real-life Moanas: Samoan man teaches his daughters traditional voyaging skillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | ABC News

    ... Moana as a reference to the Long Pause - a period of almost 2,000 years between the colonisation of present-day Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, and that of the more southerly and westerly islands of present-day New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii. For almost two ...

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  10. WRU chief Phillips admits 'uncertainty' over Tonga tour venueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | BBC News

    "There are still some things to iron out with Tonga, mainly that there isn't a pitch at the moment," he said. The game against the Samoans is scheduled for 24 June in the country's capital city Apia with relatively few qualms about that fixture.

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  11. In this - weird, lost corner of America,' the beach of your dreams...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | Korea Herald

    Even for a Saturday in the South Pacific, this was a sleepy morning. On American Samoa's main island of Tutuila and its neighbor, Ofu, villages were still, beaches empty.

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  12. Fiji teams to youth gamesRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2017 | Fiji Times

    ... Fiji for the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu in December. Team Fiji participated at the 2015 CYG which was held in Apia, Samoa, with Team Fiji weightlifting winning two gold medals and two silver and Team Fiji women's rugby winning a bronze medal.

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  13. O3b Networks and Digicel Provide High Performance Broadband to...Read the original story

    Jan 4, 2017 | PressReleasePoint

    St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands - 12 December, 2016 - O3b Networks today announced an agreement with Digicel to boost broadband capacity to support the Green Climate Fund Convention & Board Meeting, being held in Apia, Samoa from Sunday, 11 December - Thursday, 15 December. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change created GCF to advance a global response to climate change, and to mobilise funding for low-emission and climate-resilient development.

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  14. Looking back at 2016 - the good and the not so goodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | Samoa News

    The Samoa News 'photo of the year' came from Facebook and was published on Jan. 22, 2016. The photo posted by a parent, asked the question: "The faipule are asking for a salary raise again, but what about this issue?" It points to a student sitting on books, as the lack of chairs and desks for students has been a sore point.

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  15. Knocking on selection door, Siti sets WC aimRead the original story

    Jan 2, 2017 | Fiji Times

    FIJI Bati debutant and Sydney Bears fullback Sitiveni Moceidreke aims to represent his country in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. The 22-year-old represented the Vodafone Fiji Bati in the two Test matches against Papua New Guinea last May and Toa Samoa in Apia last October.

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  16. The million-tala question for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | Samoa News

    TOURISM CEO: Papali'i Sonja Hunter has an $8.3 million marketing budget, according to the 2013-2014 Budget Estimates. Does this budget translate to real tourists on the ground or should the money be directed elsewhere? [photo: Samoa Observer] The aviation industry is paramount to increasing tourism numbers in Samoa but it is an ongoing problem with no apparent solution.

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  17. Bati battleRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2016 | Fiji Times

    ... we go to be second best, it's better not to go." He said the same message was relayed to the players when they faced Samoa this year in the Test in Apia. Meanwhile, the Fiji Bati squad to the RLWC will be selected after the Battle of the Bati ...

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  18. A true son of FijiRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | Fiji Times

    ... and featured in many gruelling battles for the provincial side. He won his first international match for Fiji against Samoa in Apia in 1988 and toured Australia and New Zealand for Fiji in what used to be the South Pacific championship. One such ...

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  19. Samoans march through Mangere to remember 'Black Saturday'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2016 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... has been coined, 'Black Saturday' by historians. The march, which left at 9am, aimed to mark this significant event in Samoa's fight for independence from colonial rule, when a peaceful protest through the streets of Apia turned fatal and New ...

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  20. In this 'weird, lost corner of America,' the beach of your...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2016 | Los Angeles Times

    Ofu Lagoon, on Ofu Island, is perhaps the most scenic spot in the National Park of American Samoa. Ofu Lagoon, on Ofu Island, is perhaps the most scenic spot in the National Park of American Samoa.

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