Samoa Independence Day

UNESCO Global Geoparks for the Pacific

Credit: Christoph Burgdorfer, Unsplash  What do UNESCO Global Geoparks, the Pacific regions recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and a Pacific Community (SPC) Geologist have in common?  Usually not a lot but when the 2020 Funding with Intent round was…

SPC addresses Pacific pests, diseases and health risks through new virtual training

  The Pacific Community (SPC) this week took another stride toward combating the emergence of pests, diseases, and health risks such as African Swine Fever (ASF) through the organisation of a regional training focused on strengthening and improving…

Strengthening radiology services in the Pacific Region- Meet Raymond Poe Esiason Laulu, a Radiologist based in Samoa

A group of 22 radiologists from 7 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) in 2021, enrolled and completed the International Certificate in Radiology Fundamentals, in another step to broaden the region’s medical expertise.

“It changed everything for me”, Lorian Finau-Groves from Samoa

Lorian Finau-Groves attended the Pacific Fisheries Leadership Programme (PFLP) which aims to strengthen the leadership capabilities and capacities of emerging female and male leaders in the Pacific fisheries sector.  I was newly appointed as a Principal…

What do the statistics tell us about the impacts of the COVID-19 on PICT economies

A new paper by SPC Statistics Advisor-Strategic Planning Monitoring Analysis, Elizabeth Ragimana and SPC Data Analysis and Dissemination Manager, David Abbott reveals how almost eighteen months on since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide,…

New poultry units to boost Samoa livestock industry

Five new poultry farming units have been opened in Samoa as part of the island nation’s ongoing efforts to reduce reliance on imported meat. The units were constructed as part of the Pacific Regional Integrated Food and Security Initiative to COVID-19 (…

Keynote Address by Honourable Fiame Naomi Mataafa Prime Minister of Samoa at the Virtual Launch of Promoting Just, Engaged, Civic-minded and Transparent (PROJECT) Governance programme


Stats of the week: $1,091, gross tourism earnings (USD) per visitor to Samoa in 2020

$1,091: Gross tourism earnings (USD) per visitor to Samoa in 2020, a drop from the USD1,226 figure in 2019.   Today we celebrate World Tourism Day Tourism for inclusive growth

20th Maritime Boundaries Working Session and High-Level Dialogue

September 29th-30th - Maritime Boundaries Virtual Working Session Launch November 16th-17th - Maritime Boundaries High-level Dialogue​
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