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Any registered voter, who has lost or misplaced their Voter ID when polls open territory-wide for the 2016 general election today, can still cast their ballot, by making sure proof of identification is provided to election officials at the respective polling stations. A handful of local residents...
A local company has started a mill operation producing “Gluten Free Breadfruit Flour” using a retrofitted freight container dehydrator, which is the subject of an extensive assessment by a US college professor, and samples of the breadfruit flour were revealed over the weekend. The Bank of Hawaii...
The first-unofficial results of the 2016 general election came out over the weekend when Swains islanders agreed, in the presence of Election Office officials, to once again return Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings, to the local House of Representatives. And Su’a told his constituents, who are all...
COURT CONCERNED WITH DELAY IN SUBSTATION SHOOTING CASE The High Court is not pleased with the delay in moving forward the government’s case against four men accused of shooting at the Leone police substation in November 2014 and has directed attorneys on both sides to prepare for jury trial next...
Agriculture Department already has in place a process for compliance certification of local farms and it includes food safety compliance, as some local farmers have questioned how the government carries out the certification process in the middle of DOA’s temporary ban in the supplying of locally...
Although the fish market has reopened, the Commerce Department, in conjunction with the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources has continued the “fresh fish open market”, where more local fishermen can sell a variety of fish species to the public on Saturdays. “The fresh fish open market gives...
“All I want was to bring Jacob home, for now I want to focus on his funeral preparations, I don’t want to know the details of the investigation conducted by the police, just yet,” said heartbroken, Leiseau Vaito’alau Laumoli. Jacobsen, 27, of Leone and Vailoa was fatally shot in Independence,...
Election Office personnel worked over the weekend and will be working early tomorrow morning preparing for the Nov. 8 general election, in which more than 1,000 votes have been cast in early voting — through local and off island absentee ballots, according to chief election officer Uiagalelei Dr....
Several parents were “shocked” when “homemade bombs” exploded near them and their vehicles following the game between Samoana High School (SHS) and Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School, Friday night. One furious mother told Samoa News that the bottle was thrown and it missed her husband’s head...
District Court Judge Fiti A. Sunia has denied a defense motion to quash the arrest warrant issued last month for the arrest of US citizen Dean J. Fletcher, who is wanted by authorities in Tonga for the alleged murder of his wife onboard the couple’s boat in Tonga’s waters. With the court’s action...

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