Thousands of measles vaccines destroyed in Samoa
Six thousand vaccines had to be destroyed because they were incorrectly stored.
November 26, 2019 10:01 am
Pacific nation turns down Chinese islands and backs Taiwan
The tiny South Pacific nation of Tuvalu has rejected offers from Chinese firms to build artificial islands that would help it deal with rising sea levels, its foreign minister says.
November 22, 2019 12:27 pm
Samoa warns against anti-vaxxers
The Samoan government’s issued new orders in the state of the emergency over the measles outbreak that’s gripping the island nation.
November 22, 2019 11:53 am
Measles outbreak: Passengers on Samoa to Auckland flight exposed
Passengers on a flight from Samoa to Auckland are being warned to watch for signs of measles after being exposed to a person with the disease.
November 20, 2019 12:49 pm
Samoan family loses third child to measles epidemic
A family in Samoa has lost their third child to the measles epidemic, as the country’s death toll continues to rise.
November 20, 2019 12:15 pm
Mara ready to take up Secretary-General role
Ocean conservation, climate change adaptation, and building resilience will be some of the major aims for newly-appointed Secretary-General.
November 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Samoa declares state of emergency for measles epidemic
The Samoan government has announced a state of emergency as the measles epidemic continues to claim young lives in the country.
November 17, 2019 4:40 pm
SOE takes up new appointment after MOU signing with MSG
The Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem, has been appointed Chair of the newly formed Association of Election Management Bodies in Melanesia.
November 14, 2019 6:19 am
Australian High Commissioner accused of 'meddling' in Tongan affairs
The Australian High Commissioner to Tonga has come under fire after calling for the death penalty to be abolished during a speech in Nuku’alofa.
November 1, 2019 4:31 pm
Three killed by measles epidemic in Samoa
Two babies and an adult are believed to have been killed in the measles epidemic in Samoa.
October 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Magnitude 6.0 quake strikes off Samoa
An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 has struck off the Pacific Island nation of Samoa on Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey.
October 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Samoa prison escape: Prisons Commissioner suspended
The Commissioner of Prisons in Samoa, Taitosaua Edward Winterstein, has been suspended after two prisoners escaped from Tanumalala prison on Sunday.