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 Vaimoso Methodist Church children learning their White Sunday verses.
Apia, SAMOA —  White Sunday is approaching and the children are spending time to practice for their special day in front of parents and the congregation. White Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday of October every year and it’s a day that excite the children by getting to wear new clothes and...
Tusitala 'Tiny' Toese,
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A right-wing extremist who rose to prominence for fighting in Portland during political protests and fled the Pacific Northwest after being indicted on felony assault charges has pleaded not guilty. Tusitala “Tiny” Toese of Vancouver, Washington, pleaded not guilty to assault...
(L to R) Dr. Meridith Jaeger, UEDA President; Dr. Margo Fliss, UEDA Awards of Excellence Committee Chair, Papalii Dr. Tusi Avegalio PBCP Director, Mike Lurvey UH PBCP/MPBI scientist & inventor and Dr. Julia Potter, incoming UEDA President.
Honolulu, HAWAII — Another pioneering project spawned at the University of Hawaii Pacific Business Center Program (PBCP) is gaining national attention. The project — coastal ‘Hauula Resilience Model Village’ —  utilizing a Thermal Conversion of Organic Material (TCOM) waste management technology...
Aniseko Vaelei
Apia, SAMOA — Two of Samoa’s most notorious prisoners escaped from the new Tanumalala Prison early Sunday morning. Lauititi Tualima and Aniseko Vaelei broke free despite assurances from the Samoa Prisoners Correction Services, that the new $18 million Tanumalala prison would minimise the...
Manu Samoa in Japan
Nagoya, JAPAN — Samoa insists they are still "hugely motivated" for their final pool match against Ireland despite falling short of the knockout stage at Rugby World Cup 2019. Japan's 38-19 victory on Saturday means Samoa will not make the last eight for a sixth consecutive Rugby World Cup. "It's...
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Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Aumua Amata this past Thursday announced the introduction of H.R. 4588 Modernizing VA’s Records Management Program Act. This bill, sponsored by Rep. T.J. Cox (D-CA) with original cosponsors Reps. Aumua Amata (R-AS) and Greg Steube (R-FL), would treat digitized...
Tusitala 'Tiny' Toese
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A right-wing extremist who rose to prominence for fighting in Portland during political protests and fled the Pacific Northwest after being indicted on felony assault charges has been arrested. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the U.S. Marshals Service detained 23-year-old...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan health authorities say reluctant parents who were hesitant to discuss immunisation following the deaths of two infant babies last year are now more confident of getting their children vaccinated. The director-general of health, Dr Take Naseri, said Samoa's health system had...
A residential area of Fiji pictured after Cyclone Winston in 2018
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — While the rest of the world wakes up to the climate emergency, people in Oceania have been living it  "for decades", a new report says.  In low-lying nations such as Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, many have already died from climate-related extremes.  Caritas Oceania...
Next Goal Wins promo
Honolulu, HAWAII — Casting directors are seeking hundreds of background actors to appear as extras in a major feature film on Oahu called “Next Goal Wins.” Hawaii Casting on Demand is holding an open casting call that will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 1 p.m. at Waianae High School Gym...

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