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Staghorn corals killed by coral bleaching on Bourke Reef, on the Northern Great Barrier Reef, November 2016. [Photo: Greg Torda / ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies]
SAMOA POLICE INVESTIGATE CASE OF 13-YEAR-OLD WIFE Police in Samoa are investigating the circumstances surrounding a report of a 13-year-old girl who is married to an older man. The matter came to light when the girl sought police assistance after she claimed that she was assaulted by her husband....
SAMOAN PHOTOGRAPHER EXPLORES GENDER IDENTITY An emerging Samoan's photography exhibition that explores multiple strands around gender identity and mythical storytelling hopes his exhibition will get to go abroad. Pati Solomona Tyrell's work focusses on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
Majuro, MARSHALL ISLANDS) — Just days after the UN Oceans Conference in New York City called for action to protect the world’s oceans and to address over-fishing, leaders from the islands that control waters where 50 percent of the world’s skipjack tuna is caught are meeting in the Marshall Islands...
FHSAA Hawaii officers, members and Yumi Kraft, zumba instructor. [courtesy photo]
Honolulu, HAWAII — The community came out in support of the Fagaitua High School Alumni Association Hawaii (FHSAA Hawaii) Zumbathon with Yumi Kraft at Radford High School in Honolulu. The event was part of the FHSAA Annual Scholarship provided by the Hawaii chapter and awarded to a graduating...
Majuro, MARSHALL ISLANDS — Just days after the UN Oceans Conference in New York City called for action to protect the world’s oceans and to address over-fishing, leaders from the islands that control waters where 50 percent of the world’s skipjack tuna is caught are meeting in the Marshall Islands...
 The Polynesian Voyaging Society's sailing canoe Hokulea arrived at Magic Island in Honolulu on Saturday, June 17, 2017.  No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey around the globe. (Craig T. Kojima/The Star-Advertiser via AP)
HONOLULU (AP) -- No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey around the globe. About a dozen crewmembers for each leg of the voyage relied only on their understanding of nature's cues - ocean swells, stars, wind,...
U.T.O.S/BLUESKY: Staff members of U.T.O.S and Bluesky with the $1million cheque.
Bluesky Samoa has presented the Unit Trust of Samoa (U.T.O.S) with a dividend of $1million.   The presentation was made during a joint U.T.O.S-Bluesky press conference this week.  Bluesky Samoa Country Manager, Alex Abraham, presented the dividend to U.T.O.S for its 25per cent shareholding in...
The Hawaiian voyaging canoe, Hōkūle'a, set out on a trip around the world in 2013 to promote traditional sailing techniques and marine conservation.  [Photo: 'Oiwi Tv / Kaipo Ki'aha]  Hokule'a, Hawaiian canoe, makes historic home return
MAGIC ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) — On Saturday, Hokulea's unprecedented sail around the world will become a momentous chapter in the history of Polynesian voyaging. Some 50,000 people are expected to gather at Magic Island for the double-hulled sailing canoe's return. They'll greet the vessel,...
Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has been appointed Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017.  [photo: courtesy]
U.S. MOVE ON CLIMATE CHANGE DISAPPOINTING Deputy Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa has expressed deep disappointment in United States President, Donald Trump’s announcement that his country would withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Accord. Speaking to the Samoa Observer as the Minister of...
 Samoa government building, Apia. [Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades]
Samoa's Electoral Commission has issued a report recommending compulsory voting in parliamentary elections. The current electoral law requires only for compulsory registration of voters but not for voting. The Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi has confirmed that cabinet will look at the...

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