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Guam's delegate to the United States Congress is being investigated for a possible ethics violation. The House Committee on Ethics said a referral was filed with the Office of Congressional Ethics in June, and an investigation had been launched. A spokesperson for Madelleine Bordallo told the...
Better information technologies and transport infrastructure are seen as key in the Pacific to increase economic opportunities and better access to goods and services. According to the Asian Development Bank, a drop in the Pacific's growth is due to the slowdown in Papua New Guinea. ADB's Director...
A 33-year-old Romanian national has been in court in Samoa over an alleged ATM scam. Catalin Razvan Veverita, who was arrested last month, appeared in court today but the matter was adjourned for the defendant to change lawyers. The Attorney General's office is also still finalising charges. The...
The United States of America’s new Ambassador to Samoa and New Zealand, Scott Brown, has defended the decision by the United States President, Donald Trump, to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. During his first media interview in Samoa, although the new Ambassador assured about...
Samoa Police have re-opened their investigation into a case involving a missing man and an alleged plot by some village men to cover up a bizarre killing back in 2013. Two men have been questioned and are under Police custody with more arrests possible.  As of yesterday, Acting Assistant Police...
Wednesday was World Mangroves Day, and what better time than now to appreciate the contribution of this under appreciated coastal plant in our lives and ecosystems. Mangroves protect shorelines from damaging storm and hurricane winds, waves, and floods and they also help prevent erosion by...
With 70% of beef currently being imported into Samoa, there is a huge opportunity for local farmers to enter the market as commercial sellers, according to Samoa’s Minister of Agriculture, Laaulilalemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi. And with the recent and unexpected shortage of imported chicken on...
Hawaii-based shipping company Matson Inc. is launching direct service between Honolulu and the Republic of the Marshall Islands next year that will shorten cargo service to the island nation from the Mainland by as many as eight days. The new route will be operated twice a week and serve the ports...
AUMUA ANNOUNCES U.S. DOT GRANTS WORTH $500,000 Washington, D.C. — Thursday, July 27, 2017 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the Department of Transportation has awarded Pago Pago International Airport $500,000. “I’m glad that U.S. DOT has seen the need for improvements for the...
SAMOA FROZEN AGRO-EXPORTS NOT EXCLUSIVE TO TARO — Frozen taro is not the only export agro commodity on demand overseas. In fact, according to the Minister of Agriculture Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi, who returned last week from launching the Samoa frozen taro in New Zealand,...

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