By John Braddock, 23 July 2020
The global health and economic crisis is having a catastrophic impact on the fragile and impoverished former colonies across the Pacific.
By John Braddock, 21 July 2020
Samoa’s constitutional amendments will strengthen traditional customs and political control within the legal system.
By John Braddock, 6 January 2020
Despite denials by the prime minister, Samoa was warned repeatedly to improve measles vaccination rates months before the arrival of a deadly epidemic.
By John Braddock, 9 December 2019
The deadly Samoan measles epidemic is worsening amid a global resurgence of the disease.
By Tom Peters, 3 December 2019
The entirely preventable outbreak, which has killed 55 people, is an indictment of the governments of Samoa and also New Zealand, where the outbreak originated.
By John Braddock, 29 October 2016
Yazaki, with the assistance of the government and unions, has made millions from its 25-year exploitation of Samoan workers.
By John Braddock, 23 April 2016
Impoverished countries such as Samoa, Niue and Nauru have been transformed into lucrative tax havens for corporations and wealthy individuals.
By Oliver Campbell, 17 December 2012
The Samoan government has announced a state of disaster after the cyclone left 4 dead, 8 missing and 200 injured.
By Tom Peters, 7 October 2009
In absolute terms the number of people affected by the tsunami in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga is small, but, per capita, the level of destruction is enormous.
By Frank Gaglioti, 1 October 2009
A six-metre tsunami, followed by several smaller waves, hit the South Pacific islands of American Samoa, Samoa, and Tonga on Tuesday morning. Around 140 people are dead, many more are missing and at least 1,000 people have been displaced.
By John Braddock, 20 January 2000
Two former ministers in the Samoan government went to trial on Tuesday in the Supreme Court in Apia on charges of murder. Leafa Vitale, 56, and Toi Aukuso, 67, are accused of instigating and planning the assassination of Public Works Minister Luagalau Leavaulu Kamu last July 16. Kamu was shot in the back while presiding at a social function marking the twentieth anniversary of the ruling Human Rights Protection Party.