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Suva, FIJI — A church founder and self-titled pastor is in a South Korean prison, accused of enslaving followers in Fiji. The Grace Road Church has extensive business networks in Fiji, but the government said these would not be affected by Shin Ok-joo's arrest. The police in South Korea said Ms...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has denied a motion by Assistant Public Defender Ryan Anderson to reduce the bond amount for the defendant Manoa Niukavu to $30,000. Given the totality and the circumstance of the allegation against Niukavu, Sunia said that the $50,000...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year old man from Fiji employed by the LBJ Hospital as an X-Ray Tech was arrested by police last week on allegations that 7 months ago he sexually assaulted a 16-year old girl, who is also a Fiji national. The victim and her sister made the report to police two...
San Francisco Police Dept Officers scold celebrating Fiji fans for dancing on the visitor's dugout at the World Cup 7s USA, at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California.  Fiji beat Japan 35-10.  Th Fiji Rugby Union chairman, Francis Kean, was reportedly refused a visa to enter the U.S. to watch his...
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Suva, FIJI — Cocaine with an estimated value of about $US15million has been seized by Fiji Police from an island in the Lau group. The Fiji Times reports the Customs Service saying it was alerted by people on the island to the cocaine, which was found in 30 blocks with a combined weight of 40...
Suva FIJI — The arrival of a Chinese surveillance ship in Suva on the same day the Australian navy visited was purely a coincidence, China's ambassador to Fiji says. The Yuanwang 7, which is used to track and support Chinese Army satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles, docked near the...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has downplayed questions raised about the advertisement of the post of Police Commissioner.  [SN file photo]
SAMOAN POET HIGHLIGHTS MOTHER'S TREATMENT A Samoan poet has published a heartfelt piece of poetry in motion on social media in response to her mother's residential care home subsidy application being declined in New Zealand. Titled Dear Loyal New Zealand Citizen, Grace Taylor reads a letter...
 A forecast of the track Cyclone Kala would take over the weekend. It could be a category three at its closest point to Fiji. [Photo: Fiji Meteorological Service]
Suva, FIJI — People in Fiji's sodden west were being urged to prepare for the worst on Saturday as the country prepared to be hit by the second cyclone in a week. A tropical depression - TD13F - continued to gather strength as it slowly moved east towards Fiji. It would likely be declared category...
 Tropical Cyclone Josie causes major flooding in Fiji's Ba [Photo: Fiji Village via RNZI]
Suva, FIJI — Tropical Cyclone Josie is moving away from the Fiji group but the category one cyclone has caused severe flooding in parts of the country. Fiji Village online reports four people have died and one person is still missing after being washed away by flood waters. Police have confirmed...
 The Pasifika Festival is back for another year, celebrating its 26th birthday. [Photo / Gareth Cooke Subzero via NZ Herald]
NEW ZEALAND — The Pasifika Festival may be later than usual this year, but organisers have big plans for the new time slot, in the hopes of attracting even bigger crowds. Next weekend's event will mark the 26th year since it started at Western Springs in 1992. Like always, Pacific culture will be...

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