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Photo of The Manhattan Project Beer Company building and sign
Majuro, MARSHALL ISLANDS — The Marshall Islands Nuclear Commission has slammed an American craft beer company behind a Bikini Atoll-themed brew. The commission says the Manhattan Project Beer Company didn't ask Bikinians if it could "make money off the use of their homelands". The brewer released a...
Stalks of bananas
Apia, SAMOA— Unpredictable weather in Samoa has dealt a blow to the export of bananas to New Zealand. The country's largest commercial banana operation, Ah Liki Farms, had 30 percent of its crops deemed ready for export decimated by strong winds in July. According to the Samoa Observer, the crop...
Commission on Decolonization Executive Director Melvin Won Pat-Borja
Hagåtña, GUAM — Distinguished experts from around the Pacific and Caribbean will be on Guam next month for a conference that will focus on decolonization and human rights. The special international conference, “Fanhita: Our Continuing Quests for Decolonization,” will bring together a wide array of...
Miss Samoa Melbourne Latisha Sialaoa with her proud parents, Fono and Sialaoa
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — She may be fresh out of High School but 18-year-old Latisha Sialaoa possesses a maturity far beyond her years.Crowned the new Miss Samoa Melbourne Australia Incorporated last night, the fifth sibling from a large family of nine children says her young age only serves as an...
Pacific region's 18 presidents, prime ministers and premiers attending the Pacific Forum.
Funafuti, TUVALU — Pacific Islands leaders know all about compromise, and were not expecting miracles, but they will still come away from the Pacific Forum summit with a bitter taste in their mouths. A meeting of the Pacific region's 18 presidents, prime ministers and premiers stretched late into...
Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Police Service (SPS) confirms that three males have now been charged as a result of the investigation relating to a conspiracy to assassinate the Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. A Police media statement received at 7:54 Friday night (Samoa time) said...
Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Funafuti, TUVALU — Pacific island leaders do not share Australia's concerns about China's rising influence in the region, Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Malielegaoi said Thursday. While Canberra and Washington fear China's long-term ambition is a military base in the Pacific, Malielegaoi said he...
The Nissan Cube in which the dead bodies were found
Apia, SAMOA — A post mortem has been completed on the bodies of two people found dead in a vehicle near the United Nations offices in Samoa's capital Apia last week. The pair have been identified as Pastor Lui Seve of the Assembly of God church in Falelauniu, and a female member of the same church...
A view of Apia taken from outside police headquarters
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa, two people will be facing charges relating to an alleged conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. This was confirmed by Samoa's acting police commissioner, Papalii Monalisa Keti. However she said the Attorney General, Lemalu Herman Retzlaff,...
Tuvaluan children sing a welcome for Pacific leaders at Funafuti airport.
Funafuti, TUVALU — The Pacific Leaders Forum in Tuvalu is shaping up to be a fiery one as superpower interests threaten to push aside regional concerns. Island nations consider climate change to be the biggest threat facing the region but western powers, such as Australia and the US, are more...

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