Measles Epidemic Not Stopping Renown Pacific Artist From Entertaining  At Festival

 A renowned Pacific Artist, George Brooks Veikoso who goes by the stage name Fiji is grateful to be in Samoa despite the measles epidemic the country is facing.

He said that the measles epidemic has not stopped him and his band to perform in Samoa.

Fiji born in Fiji but raised in Hawaii is popular with reggae, pop genre in the Pacific Islands and internationally.

Measles Outbreak Not A Worry For Cruise Ship Travellers

More than 2,000 seafaring holiday travellers arrived in the Apia Port yesterday on board the cruise ship Amsterdam.

The new arrivals from all over the world were already aware of the measles outbreak in Samoa but it failed to stop them from checking out the local attractions.

The cruise liner docked at Matautu wharf and passengers spilled onto the street to explore the Apia town area.

LDS New Stake Center for Growing Membership 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Apia Samoa West Stake held a dedication ceremony yesterday evening for its new Stake Center at Vaitele-uta.

The new stake center will cater for 2,500 members of seven wards or units, two from Tulaele (Tulaele first and second ward), 2 from Siusega (Siusega 1st and 2nd Wards), 2 from Vaitele (Vaitele 1st and 2nd Ward) and Vaitele-uta.

NZ Ready To Help With Samoa Measles Epidemic 

New Zealand is on standby to help with the Samoa measles epidemic once the need for support and resources are worked out.

The same assistance is offered to Tonga.

The New Zealand media quoted the offer of help by the Government Health Minister, Julie Anne Genter.

“Samoa and Tonga are still working out what support and resources they need, according to Ms. Genter who said her government is ready to help,” Radio New Zealand reported.

Young Samoans Taking Part in Global Environmental Initiative

Two young Samoan environmental advocates are attending a consultation in Indonesia next week to progress children’s rights to a healthy environment.

Ms Aniva Clarke, 13, of Tiapapata, and Ms Jane Tui Toala, 13, of Asau, will be representing Samoa, along with Justice Vui Nelson, in his capacity as Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Aniva and Jane have interviewed a number of young people in Upolu and Savaii to create a video for the consultation, sharing the views of Samoan youth.

Seabreeze Resort Win’s Oceania’s Most Romantic Resort At World Travel Awards!

 PRESS RELESE: The boutique Seabreeze Resort, Samoa has won "Samoa's Leading Hotel" for the seventh consecutive year and for the first time Oceania’s Most Romantic Resort 2019, at the World Travel Awards™ held recently on the Vietnamese Island of Phu Quoc.

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