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NEW CALEDONIA — A man in New Caledonia has been detained for a post on Facebook and risks being imprisoned. According to the prosecutor, the 43-year-old individual posted a message related to the November referendum on independence from France which could be classified as hate speech. The Nouvelles...
Samoa's PM Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister has urged the police commissioner to do more to remove officers who are involved in extra-marital affairs. Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi said the commissioner had yet to fully implement his decision last year to weed out at least one half of police 'couples' in...
PACIFIC ISLANDS — A spokesperson for UNICEF says destructive attitudes towards violence and discipline in the Pacific need to change. A survey by the body says teenagers in Pacific countries face school bullying at a rate way higher than the global average. More than half of 13-to-15-year-olds in...
Waipahu Elementary Teachers and Le Fetuao SLC
Honolulu, HAWAI’I — In mid-July, Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center (LFSLC) and Waipahu Elementary School (WES) collaborated on a two-week Kindergarten preparatory program, A’oga Amata. Targeted towards children ages 4 and 5 without any formal schooling experience, the daily morning program...
Le Fetuao SLC students
Le Fetuao SLC students and teachers pictured with Hawai’i DOE Vice Principal James Suster. (See story and more photos inside)[Photo: Alexis Sagapolutele]
uilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi presents the flag of Samoa to Celine Keil
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The life of Hans Joachim ‘Joe’ Keil was celebrated and honored in a state funeral held yesterday for the former statesman, who was also a well-known philanthropist and prominent business man. The Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II and his...
Satellite Image from NOAA
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -Olivia has maintained Category 1 hurricane strength in Central Pacific waters Saturday night. At 11 p.m., Olivia was about 825 miles east of Hilo or 990 miles east of Honolulu. The storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph with higher gusts, and is moving west at...
Winner of the Teuila String Band Competition: Maeva string band.
Apia, SAMOA — The 28th Teuila Festival ended on a high note at the Malaefatu National Park and Reserve, Sogi yesterday.  Amidst the hype and excitement, prizes were awarded to best traditional dances, best fire knife competitors, string band and more. The Minister of Tourism, Sala Fata Pinati,...
Hawaii longliner photo provided by U.S. Vessel Registry
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The owners of a 25-vessel fleet of Honolulu longliners have agreed to pay $475,000 in fines and make anti-pollution improvements to all their boats. The U.S. Attorney for Hawaii announced the partial settlement Friday, while filing a complaint that says one of the vessels...
 Teachers gather in Apia, Samoa for their annual conference, in a Jan. 2017 file photo
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's ombudsman and a Supreme Court judge say they're at a loss as to what has motivated a move to reinstate corporal punishment in the country's high schools. Justice Vui Clarence Nelson and Maiava Iulai Toma have spoken out against the amendment to the Education Act. Samoa banned...

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