Samoa: Second Nurse Charged with Manslaughter

Updated The Samoa Police Service has confirmed this afternoon that a second nurse has been charged with manslaughter in relation to the MMR vaccine investigation at Safotu district hospital in Savaii on Friday 6 July. Police statement says the 52-year-old female nurse was arrested and charged last night. She has been remanded at liberty this morning […]

Lagipoiva: Why Ocean Management Takes A Village

As we mark World Oceans Day, Pacific climate change expert Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson writes from Samoa on the significance of ocean management on small island nations and coastal villages. She explains the important role that communities play in sustainable ocean management as they continue to respond to the reality of climate change and its impacts.  […]

Ground Broken for Pacific Climate Change Centre

At the groundbreaking ceremony in Samoa on Friday 11 May, from left to right : Hon. Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa; Leota Kosi Latu, Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP); His Excellency Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, Ambassador of Japan to Samoa;  and Project Manager for Konoike, the international Japanese […]

Samoa’s Waters Declared a Protected Shark Sanctuary

Samoa has announced a shark sanctuary within its 128,000 sq km Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), making it the eighth Pacific island country to designate its national waters as a protected sanctuary for all sharks and rays. The launch was commemorated with ministers and officials now in Samoa for the very first Pacific Shark Ministerial Symposium […]

Samoa Hosts First Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium

Samoa made Pacific history today by holding the very first Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium in the region, demonstrating global leadership from the island region in protecting and conserving Pacific sharks and rays. The world’s first regional shark sanctuary – the Micronesia Regional Shark Sanctuary between Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and the Republic of Marshall […]

Pacific’s Coral Reefs Needs Everyone’s Help

Coral reefs need our help to survive, say experts at a national symposium on coral reefs hosted by the Government of Fiji, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Fiji, and UN Environment, held the week of 17 January. The symposium was held in Savusavu, prior to a visit to Cakaulevu or the Great Sea Reef of Fiji, […]

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