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 The Queen's Young Leaders awards winners at Buckingham Palace. [Photo: Supplied/ Queen's Young Leaders ]
Four Pacific women have been given Queen's Young Leader awards for their work dealing with social issues in their countries. The awards, now in their third year, celebrate exceptional people aged 18 to 29 from across the Commonwealth. Climate change in Carteret Islands in Papua New Guinea is the...
 US President Donald Trump [Photo: AFP]
The state of Hawaii has gone to the federal court to challenge aspects of the Trump administration's travel ban. US President Donald Trump's order institutes a partial ban on travel to the US for nationals of six Muslim majority countries for 90 days. The Supreme Court ruled travellers could be...
[RNZI]
Visitor numbers to Samoa in 2016 reached their highest level in five years. The Samoa Tourism Authority says last year there were 145,740 visitors, a 4.8 percent increase on the previous year. It says there was a 7.04 percent growth in earnings from tourism to $US155 million dollars. The Authority...
  Acting Assistant Commissioner Sala'a Moananu Sale. (Photo: SO File)
Two men aged 42 and 45 have been arrested and kept in custody in connection to the possession of methamphetamine found at the Fagali’i Airport this week. The incident was confirmed by the Acting Assistant Police Commissioner, Sala’a Moananu Sala’a, who said the Police were alerted by the staff at...
Comedian Chris Lilley as his character in Jonah from Tonga. [RNZI]
New Zealand Labour Party MP Carmel Sepuloni has concerns over Māori Television choosing to air the controversial Australian TV comedy series Jonah from Tonga. Minister for Pacific Peoples Alfred Ngaro has criticised the decision by the network to air the show, saying it perpetuated negative...
[Hawaii News Now]
KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - This July Fourth, lots of folks are putting out American flags to show their patriotism. But one condo went much further. An American flag now adorns the side of the Haiku Hale condominium in Kaneohe -- and it was created entirely from lights.  The 135-unit building...
Talofa Airways staff at the launch of the airline [Photo: RNZI/Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia]
Talofa Airways launched its inaugural flight to Tonga yesterday from Fagali'i Airport in Samoa. Airline spokesman Taua Fatu Tielu says travel between Tonga, Samoa and American Samoa is a nightmare. Taua said their core customers are Tongan and Samoan travellers between those three locations,...
Charged with theft: Yang Quigreen and Zhong Shuiming. [Samoa Observer]
Samoa is sending a strong warning to international criminals that they will be caught, prosecuted and punished. The message comes from the Office of the Attorney General with the conviction of two Chinese tourists who skimmed $70,000 from local A.T.M machines. In her submission at the hearing,...
Boxing legend David Tua will speak at the The Gathering of the 3000.  [Photo: RNZ / Mei Heron]
SAMOA POLICE COMMISH DENIES PISTOL ALLEGATION Police Commissioner, Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil, has denied being armed with an illegal clot pistol, the Samoa Observer reports.  The Commissioner denied allegations when he took the stand in the Commission of Inquiry investigating the suspension of...
[Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson]
Cattle farmers in Samoa may soon have a modern abattoir that the government hopes will help improve their chances of exporting beef to American Samoa. Samoa's minister of agriculture, La'aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polata'ivao Schmidt, confirmed in Parliament that negotiations with the World Bank to...

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