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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — Gift cards are often the perfect gift, but the Hawaii Better Business Bureau has a warning to consumers: Don't buy them from store racks. In a new scam, thieves are draining money from the cards once shoppers load them up. Pearl City teen Michael Tam is one of many local...
Apia, SAMOA — Aside from providing the products they sell, Samoa Stationery and Books (SSAB) is also investing in the future of Samoa through their SSAB- New Zealand Prime Minister’s Fellow Scholarship Award program which started back in 2015, according to SSAB’s CEO Fiti Leung Wai. On the SSAB’s...
Parliament is a step closer to amending the Constitution to define Samoa as a Christian State. This followed widespread support for the Constitutional Amendment Bill (No.2) 2016 tabled by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi last year. According to the Constitutional Amendment Bill (No. 2)...
Unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and maternal deaths in the Pacific could be about to rise after new US President Donald Trump re-enacted the Mexico City policy. The policy gags aid organisations funded by the US from promoting abortion and will result in restricting the distribution of...
Tonga's leadership has lauded the country's relationship with China following a visit by a Chinese National People's Congress delegation to Nuku'alofa. The Matangi Tonga reported that the purpose of the visit was to further promote co-operation between the two countries. Both Tonga's Prime Minister...
The US Justice Department has identified some of the largest customers, who are potential victims of an alleged canned tuna price fixing conspiracy, although federal prosecutors acknowledged that there could be “hundreds of corporate victims” at various levels, according the federal government’s...
Japan has committed about $US650,000 to help Tonga develop its breadfruit industry.The investment is intended to improve food security and health as well as expanding the processing of breadfruit products for export. The rural development NGO MORDI is party to the project and its general manager,...
The police in Samoa are investigating a suspected infanticide after a newborn baby was buried by a family who did not inform health authorities. Police said a 20-year-old woman gave birth to the baby at her home in a village to the west of Apia last Thursday. The woman's mother - who helped deliver...
Apia, SAMOA — A 26-year-old man who performed sexual acts on an 11-year-old boy was sentenced to four years in jail. Sentencing was handed down by Supreme Court Justice, Mata Tuatagaloa earlier this month. The defendant, Val Apiuta was charged with two counts of indecent acts and one count of...
Pacific Island countries have renewed their calls for US president-elect Donald Trump to reconsider his stance on climate change. Mr Trump, who is set to take office on Friday, dismissed climate change as a hoax during his election campaign and vowed to pull the United States out of the Paris...

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