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Motootua National Hospital.
Apia, SAMOA — A 14-year-old girl who died last month suffered from typhoid fever. This was confirmed by Tagaloa Dr. Robert Thomsen, the A.C.E.O. of Samoa's Health Service Performance and Quality Assurance – Medical and Allied Division.  The deceased was suspected to have been killed by dengue fever...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi has welcomed the American Samoa Government’s decision to reactivate the guest worker permit program.  He said the relationship between Samoa and the American territory is mutual and the partnership between the two governments will always...
Samoa Court building
Apia, SAMOA —  The Samoa Supreme Court has condemned the actions of a man, who sexually assaulted his 12-year-old daughter, on three separate occasions.  “This is a gross breach of trust by the accused,” said Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren in her sentencing remarks. “The victim is his...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi toasts departing People’s Republic of China’s Ambassador to Samoa Wang Xuefeng
Apia, SAMOA — Outgoing Ambassador Wang Xuefeng will be remembered by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi as a unique diplomat who has gone beyond his call of duty to promote mutual cooperation ties between his country and Samoa. As the People’s Republic of China’s Ambassador...
 Gabbard sign-waving during a Congressional campaign event in Hawaii.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has already announced she’s running for president in 2020, but her official campaign kickoff is set for Saturday. On Wednesday, after weeks of speculation by many of her followers, she finally announced the venue for the announcement: The...
 The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral structure and home to rich marine life.
Long Beach, CALIFORNIA — A new study has found while many coral reefs in the Pacific are suffering some are thriving. Called "A framework for identifying and characterising coral reef 'oases' against a backdrop of degradation," it identified 38 coral oases in the Pacific last year. One of the lead...
Samoa Court building
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren yesterday jailed a man, who raped his eight-year-old stepdaughter twice, for 21 years. The 26-year-old man, who blamed the girl for being “seductive” towards him, was found guilty of two charges of rape, one count of unlawful...
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council logo
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and its Education Committee members are pleased to announce the availability of up to three undergraduate or graduate scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pacific territory fishery capacity-building scholarship...
Dwayne "THE ROCK" Johnson and Jason Momoa
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - With every dollar that his Aquaman movie continues to rake in at the box office, Hawaii-born actor Jason Momoa further cements his standing as one of America’s most profitable action stars. Meanwhile, no actor in the world made more money starring in movies last...
Family and friends of Losia Faletogo gather for vigil
Seattle, WASHINGTON — Shortly after 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers stopped 36-year-old Iosia Faletogo in Licton Springs’ Z Food Mart parking lot. An SPD post published on Jan. 3 stated that Faletogo had made an improper lane change; moreover, the license plate on...

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