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Apia, SAMOA — The Electric Power Corporation said the death of one of its employees last Wednesday, Tevita Amituana’i was by electrocution when he accidentally slipped. In a press statement, EPC said the deceased was part of the 5 linesmen team including a Supervisor that attended the upgrade works...
Samoa's Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil.
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Police Service is keeping its options open about arming its patrol boat which is to monitor illegal fishing. The service will take delivery of a new state-of-the-art patrol boat, Nafanua II, in September and the Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil wants to keep an eye...
Aniseko Vaelei
Apia, SAMOA — One of two inmates in Samoa, who escaped from Tafaigata prison for more than a month, has admitted to burglary, theft and robbing a shop at Moamoa village while armed with a machete. The prisoner, Aniseko Vaelei, was handcuffed when he appeared before the chief justice on Monday. He...
Samoa Airlines plane on the tarmac
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways is cancelling some flights to Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney in the wake of the global 737 Max grounding. The airline had been leasing an older generation 737 from Europe to perform its flights - but the lease has expired. Samoa Airways was due to lease a new 737 Max 9 in...
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Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — There are calls for the New Zealand government to uphold Treaty of Waitangi responsibilities and end racism within the health system that is contributing to shorter lives for Māori and Pacific people. Medical researchers have found around half of Māori and Pacific deaths...
High tides in the Marshall Islands.
UNITED NATIONS — Ocean temperatures reached a record high last year, extreme weather events are exacerbating world hunger, and the world is not on track to meet emissions reduction targets, a new report says. The latest state of the climate report by the World Meteorological Organisation said the...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways is close to finalising arrangements with full-service Malaysian carrier Malindo Air to lease a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, to operate its flights between Apia, Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane. "The 737-800NG is the same aircraft type that our Italian operator...
Site of new Zippy's in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NEVADA — Zippy’s officially has a home on the ninth island! Zippy’s, one of Hawaii’s favorite eateries, announced Friday it completed the purchase of vacant land in southwest Las Vegas, making this the first Zippy’s location outside of Hawaii. The new site, currently...
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — A 200 member delegation from China led by a government minister is due in Samoa on Sunday for the launch of the China Pacific Tourism Year 2019. The launching today (Sunday in Samoa) at the Sheraton Aggies hotel will be attended by members of the local tourism industry and government...
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — Victoria has cancelled the visas of 20 gang members over the past three years in a crackdown on youth violence.  Nineteen more visas are 'under active cancellation consideration', The Australian reported.  Those who have had their visas cancelled include people with...

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