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Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — Two former National Health Service workers in Samoa have been sentenced to jail after stealing paracetamol from the national hospital. The pair last year stole an estimated $US4,000 worth of the pain-killer in six separate incidents. TV1 Samoa reports the men pleaded guilty and were...
aedes aegypti mosquito
OCEANIA — A program which spreads infected mosquitoes to control dengue and other diseases is showing success in parts of Fiji, Kiribati and Vanuatu. The World Mosquito Program's Oceania director says there's evidence the wolbachia infection has spread through the insect population and there have...
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Apia, SAMOA — Laws for Samoa may soon be drafted in the Samoan language, or Gagana Samoa, according to the Chief Executive Officer of the Law Reform Commission. Newsline Samoa reported that Teleia'i Dr Lalotoa Mulitalo told a workshop in Apia recently that there is a push from lawmakers to draft...
Apia, SAMOA — The National Council of Churches and the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) have declined to comment on the latest move by the Government to collect unpaid taxes from Church Ministers’ directly from their personal bank accounts.  General Secretary of the National...
 The image from the cover of the book, the Invading Sea
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — The sea level is rising more in the South Pacific than in other regions, the author of a new book about the impact of climate change on coastlines says. Neville Peat yesterday launched his book The Invading Sea which examines adaptation to the affects of climate-change in...
 An undated photo from the 1930s shows Amelia Earhart in Essonne, France.
Saipan, CNMI — A 93-year-old woman from Saipan has reiterated her well-documented sighting of famous aviatrix Amelia Earhart before World War II. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She and her navigator disappeared in 1937 after embarking on a flight over...
Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Guam
Agana, GUAM — The Catholic priest accused in more than 130 child sex abuse lawsuits on Guam has died in the United States. 97-year-old Louis Brouillard's death was confirmed by the Archdiocese of Agana. He had admitted to abusing young boys while a priest on Guam between 1948 and 1981. He said...
Afamasaga Faauiga Palepua Mulitalo at the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination of Women.
Apia, SAMOA — A top Samoa government official has recommended hospitals have a designated area for victims of domestic violence and protocols for health practitioners to follow when attending to such cases. The Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development Chief Executive Officer, Afamasaga...
 A Polynesian Airlines Twin Otter aircraft at Fagali'i Airport in Upolu, Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — A proposed airstrip at Ti'avea on the east coast of Samoa's Upolu island may never take off following a demand for compensation. The village has demanded $US2.049 million dollars for the land earmarked for the airstrip. The Samoa Observer newspaper reported the Minister of Works,...
 Honolulu City Council and Hawaii Legislature will be presenting this proclamation and commendation at the Summit  Monday morning
Honolulu, HI — The Hawaii 2018 Global Breadfruit, Technology & Health Summit being hosted by the University of Hawaii Pacific Business Center Program (PBCP) will be held at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Lai’e, Oahu, Hawai’i, October 15-17. Inaugurated in 2016, it is the third consecutive...

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