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American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man from Fiji, who was arrested earlier this year on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year old girl, has informed the court that he wants a jury trial. Manoa Niukavu, 46, is a Fijian national who was employed as an X-ray technician at the LBJ...
Participants from 16 Pacific Island countries
Nadi, FIJI — Emergencies are nothing new for the Pacific. Disease outbreaks, natural disasters and the effects of climate change are impacting the everyday lives of Pacific islanders. Responding quickly and efficiently to the needs of communities during emergencies is extremely challenging in the...
 Bula Kafe in Florida
Suva, FIJI — Outrage in Fiji over a United States businessman trademarking the word 'bula' shows little sign of abating. Florida-based Ross Kashtan has trademarked the common Fijian greeting, which is in the title of his businesses including a kava bar. It means he can take legal action to prevent...
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Pacific Islands Forum, NAURU — Nauru is at the centre of a diplomatic storm after the Pacific ­Islands Forum host nation, which is aligned to Taiwan, denied ­Chinese observers the right to visit on official passports. Forum chairman Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi threatened to...
Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi
Suva, FIJI — Samoa's prime minister, Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi, arrives in Fiji today (Sunday, August 25 Fiji and Samoa time) for a three-day official visit. He will pay calls on the President of Fiji and is expected to meet with his Fiji counterpart Frank Bainimarama on Monday. He will address...
The American Samoa Women’s National Soccer Team
Lautoka, FIJI — For the first time in 11 years, American Samoa’s Women’s National Soccer Team will take to the field in an official FIFA/OFC tournament.  On Aug. 24 at Churchill Park in Lautoka, Fiji, they will face off against the Solomon Islands in the OFC Nation’s Cup qualifying stage tournament...
Shin Ok-joo
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...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
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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