Regional

Surrounded by the launches, ocean-going yachts and catamarans moored at Orakei Marina, one of the Pacific's most valuable boats is almost camouflaged from view. She is Va'a Gaualofa, Samoa's traditionally-inspired 22-metre, twin-hulled voyaging canoe (waka hourua in te reo), which sails across...
The Samoan Ministry of Health is looking at working with hospitals in India to reduce costs for specialist patient care overseas. A memorandum of understanding has been signed with the Indian chain Apollo Hospitals which would allow patients to be transferred to India and also an exchange programme...
Two more prisoners have escaped from Samoa's Tafaigata Prison early this morning. Samoa Police Service media officer Superintendent Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo confirmed with KHJ News that the prison authorities had advised them of the escape. Fili Faulalo and Tusi Samuelu are both serving time for...
Samoa's Associate Minister of Communications has called for social media abusers to be hunted down and brought to justice. In Parliament yesterday, Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi called on the Minister of Communications to start a nationwide manhunt for those who use the internet to launch attacks on...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has called on the General Secretary of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.), Reverend Vavatau Taufao, to do his job.  He wants him to explain to Ministers of the Church – including the Elders Committee - that the Government will...
A United States visa move against Samoa is raising eyebrows in the country and the local newspaper has described it as "stupid and silly". Last week, the Trump administration issued a directive to remove Haiti, Belize and Samoa from the list of countries eligible for seasonal worker visas. The ...
The front page article published Saturday December 20 by the Samoa Observer should dispel any further concerns or panic that entry visas for Samoans to the United States are affected by the Executive Order issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security pertaining to seasonal workers visas for...
WASHINGTON (January 19, 2018) – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech has announced that $12,762,262 will be Hawaii’s share of 2018 Compact Impact funding provided under U.S. Public Law 108-188.  The funding will be provided to the Department of Human...
The Pacific Community says it's concerned about outbreaks of dengue fever in the region becoming harder to combat. This comes amid signs that Samoa's government may be downplaying the extent of the spread of dengue in the country. The Pacific Community, or SPC, is currently monitoring outbreaks of...
The developers of a new restoration method for corals are hoping it will help reverse the alarming rate at which coral reefs around the world are dying. The founder of SECORE, an international coral reef conservation non-profit organisation, Dirk Petersen said in 2016 30 percent of coral in the...

Pages

Comment Here