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Geoparks Will Help Boost Tourism Revenue

The exposure of the country's landscape and tourist attractions is perhaps the most important assets the country has to offer to gain more revenue in efforts  to boost the tourism industry. 

Fepuleai Dr Aleni Fepuleai introduced the idea as the current managing director for Blaqsand and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment MNRE, Geomorphology, Geology Engineering, Volcanology Consultant.

Poor Response Shocks Emergency Services FESA

People who gave priority to video recording on their cellphones a fatal accident in the early hours of Friday morning, left the emergency rescue services, FESA, in shock.

A car burst into flames when it struck a solid cement traffic block at an island crossing at Vailoa.

One person died and a second survived but was last reported in serious condition at the national hospital.

UNDP Project Management Workshop focuses on building for people

The United Nations Development Projects (UNDP) is currently holding a three day Project Management Workshop which focuses mainly on encouraging more meaningful and resilient projects to help benefit people included under the UNDP Multi-country office in Samoa.

The countries included in the workshop are Niue, Cook Islands, Tokelau and Samoa currently striving with assistance from UNDP.

Confirmed Measles Cases Tripled In Latest Epidemic Update

Staff Writer

Confirmed cases of the measles based on lab test results have tripled to 48 in the latest official report since the outbreak of the highly contagious disease now onto its fourth week.

The Ministry of Health ‘Measles Epidemic prior report on 30 October 2019, had 15 confirmed cases.

The Ministry released the updated report #5 yesterday that also showed the number of suspected cases is close to double from just over 300 previously recorded to 513.

Villages Go All Out To Protect Manumea Bird Habitat

The villages of Uafato and Tiavea are giving full support in the conservation of  their rainforests as the habitat of the near extinction manumea bird.

The manumea bird or tooth billed pigeon is a critically endangered species which lives only within and on the edges of the mature native forest. Its numbers have declined over the years mostly through loss of habitat and hunting and is now considered in danger of extinction.

Epidemic Help List Forwarded To NZ

By Staff Writer

Vaccines and storage coolers necessary to keep the medicine properly stored for injections against the measles virus, tops the help list from the Ministry of Health to their New Zealand counterpart.

“The list is already sent,” Ministry CEO Leausa Dr. Take Naseri confirmed last week.

The New Zealand Government announced earlier that they are on standby to help Samoa and Tonga, with the measles epidemic.

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