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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 'security incident' involving credit and debit card processing systems was reported by Zippy's Restaurants on Friday, and the company has issued a warning that personal information – including customer names and card numbers – may have been compromised as a result. In a...
Pacific Climate Warriors re-focus for 2018: Brianna Fruean and Fenten Lutunatabua.  [courtesy photo]
Apia, SAMOA — Court Officers Mane Jr Su’a and Vili Matthes have been arrested and charged. Police Superintendent, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo confirmed the arrest in response to questions from the Samoa Observer yesterday. The charges are in connection to a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine or...
Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Minister and and Dr. Salu Hunkin-Finau in a  2012 Samoa News file photo. [Samoa News]
Apia, SAMOA — The Acting Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, has issued a very brief response to concerns expressed by the former Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua, about customary lands and Samoa’s land laws. “He signed the law,” Fiame said.  “I don’t know what more to say other than I have...
San Diego, CA — AFT Holdings, Inc., this week announced its intent this year to withdraw its direct investment in the U.S. Flagged Ocean Global and Sea Global Fleet of Tuna Seiners. Going forward, the international investment group will focus its resources on its current portfolio of companies, as...
Supreme Court Justice Vui Clarence Nelson [Samoa Observer]
Apia, SAMOA — Supreme Court Justice Vui Clarence Nelson has described an incident involving a woman, who was stabbed by her estranged husband in public in broad daylight, as one of the "worst domestic violence cases" in the history of Samoa. The defendant, a 33-year-old man convicted of attempted...
Clarke Schaumann, new Country Head, American Territories. [photo: linkedin]
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — ANZ this week announced the appointment of Clarke Schaumann as Country Head, American Territories, reporting to Tessa Price, Regional Executive for the Pacific. Mr Schaumann will have regional responsibility for Guam and American Samoa. Ms Price said: “I am pleased to welcome...
Hollywood, CALIFORNIA — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a dad again. Johnson posted the news on Instagram Monday, paying tribute to his longtime partner, Lauren Hashian, and his new baby girl. “Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world,” The Rock said. “Tiana Gia Johnson came into...
OVER 150 BoH VOLUNTEERS TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE More than 5,500 students in 40 schools and locations throughout Hawai‘i, American Samoa, Guam, Saipan and Palau recently received lessons on the importance of saving from Bank of Hawaii as part of the 2018 American Bankers Association Teach Children to...
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Apia, SAMOA — A 43-year-old man arrested for possession of methamphetamine at Samoa's Faleolo Airport this week is a Samoan living in Alaska, police say. They told TV1Samoa that the unnamed man had travelled to Samoa for a family funeral. A joint Customs and Police dog unit discovered 26.6 grams...
Britain's Prince Charles, takes a drink with Chief Sine Mao Tirsupe, President of the Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs, during a visit to the Chief's nakamal, as he visits the South Pacific island of Vanuatu, April 7, 2018. [Photo: Pool via Reuters/Steve Parsons]
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — Western countries will step up economic contacts with Pacific nations to lever them away from China’s spreading sphere of influence, overtures to be backed by increased military surveillance and intelligence operations. As unease grows over Beijing’s strategic objectives and...

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