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Marshall Islands fisheries Minister Dennis Momotaro and Forum Fisheries Agency Director General Dr. Manu Tupou-Roosen and others
Pohnpei, FSM — Pacific fisheries ministers want to see negotiations to end harmful fisheries subsidies. Meeting this week in Pohnpei, the ministers and senior government officials say the subsidies can be a constraint on the ability of small island states to develop their own fisheries. Of the...
Wesley Samoa, left, Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi leaving the courtroom
Kealakekua. HAWAII — Jurors began deliberating Friday in the case of an attempted murder of a hotel security guard. The jury trial for Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi and Lama Lauvao, accused of attacking Kona Seaside Hotel security guard John Kanui on Sept. 17, wrapped up with closing arguments...
Opulicious Poke
Las Vegas, NV — Imports from Samoa and Hawaii debut in Las Vegas this summer, bringing a wide selection of poke choices, plate lunches, and Samoan favorites. Located inside a small strip mall within walking distance from Pokai Bay Beach, the 4-year-old Aloha Poke will be known as Opulicious Poke...
A backyard septic tank
Apia, SAMOA — The family of a 3-year-old boy saved this week from drowning in a family septic tank has described the averted near tragedy a miracle. A family member suspected the child was in the tank for 2 minutes before he was rescued.  The incident happened in the late afternoon and the family...
Chao Xiaoliang and PM Tuilaepa
Apia, SAMOA — With just over a fortnight left before the opening of the Pacific Games in Samoa a ceremony has been held in Faleata to mark China's handing over of a brand new multi-sport centre and the completion of refurbishment work on existing games venues. Speaking at the ceremony yesterday...
An officer stand guard over a fraction of the cocaine seized
Philadelphia, PA — Two Samoan men are among the six crew members of the MSC Gayne cargo ship who have been arrested in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in connection with the seizure of more than 16 tons of cocaine, which federal authorities say has an estimated street value of over $1 billion. “Federal...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — There were nearly 1.6 million Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders living in American  states in 2018, up nearly 19% since 2010, according to U.S. Census estimates released Thursday. The biggest numbers lived in Honolulu and Hawaii counties, but there were more living in...
Lama Lauvao on the stand in court.
Kealakekua, HAWAII — One of three people charged in the attempted murder of a hotel security guard took the stand Wednesday during the third day of trial, telling jurors he was inebriated and never intended to kill the man during the Sept. 17 incident. Lama Lauvao, who along with Wesley Samoa and...
Rocketman movie poster
PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH NEWSDESK — The movie Rocketman is likely to be banned in the Cook Islands, despite having already been in the cinema for a week, reports the Cook Islands News. The film, a biography of English pop singer Elton John, was banned in Samoa last week due to its graphic depiction of...
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Apia, SAMOA — Scientists in Samoa are hoping a new collaboration with New Zealand researchers will help them discover new cancer medicines from native plants and marine organisms. Two members of the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa have returned from a visit to the Maurice Wilkins Centre...

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