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Hollywood, CALIFORNIA — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a dad again. Johnson posted the news on Instagram Monday, paying tribute to his longtime partner, Lauren Hashian, and his new baby girl. “Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world,” The Rock said. “Tiana Gia Johnson came into...
OVER 150 BoH VOLUNTEERS TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE More than 5,500 students in 40 schools and locations throughout Hawai‘i, American Samoa, Guam, Saipan and Palau recently received lessons on the importance of saving from Bank of Hawaii as part of the 2018 American Bankers Association Teach Children to...
Apia, SAMOA — A 43-year-old man arrested for possession of methamphetamine at Samoa's Faleolo Airport this week is a Samoan living in Alaska, police say. They told TV1Samoa that the unnamed man had travelled to Samoa for a family funeral. A joint Customs and Police dog unit discovered 26.6 grams...
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — Western countries will step up economic contacts with Pacific nations to lever them away from China’s spreading sphere of influence, overtures to be backed by increased military surveillance and intelligence operations. As unease grows over Beijing’s strategic objectives and...
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A data sovereignty expert has warned Pacific people to be mindful of how companies could use indigenous data to profit. Keoni Mahelona of the Maori not-for-profit organisation, Te Hiku Media, said indigenous people had valuable knowledge, and their sovereignty and ownership...
Hagåtña, GUAM —  On the island of Ta'u in American Samoa, a revolutionary shift occurred in 2016. The island dumped its total reliance on a diesel-fueled power plant, shifting to a power generating facility that harnesses energy from the sun and uses powerful batteries for storing solar energy for...
Apia, SAMOA  — This photo provided by an American Samoa resident, who was a passenger on board a Talofa Airways flight, shows firefighters at the Faleolo International Airport in Samoa on Tuesday (Samoa time — Monday, American Samoa time) surrounding the aircraft, hosing it down. Smoke seems to...
Apia, SAMOA — A Court Registrar is being investigated by the Police. The investigation follows the confiscation of a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine, also known as ice, from the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration’s compound by Police. This was confirmed by an M.J.C.A....
Canberra, AUSTRALIA — The Australian opposition leader, Bill Shorten, has accused the government of a strategic blunder in the Pacific. The Australian newspaper quoted Mr Shorten saying the Turnbull government's approach towards Australia's friends in the Pacific had been found wanting. He said it...
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — There have been a range of reactions from New Zealand's Pacific community over anti-gay comments made Australia's highest-profile rugby player, Israel Folau. The former Mormon-turned fundamentalist Christian, who is of of Tongan descent, ignited intense debate after a social...

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