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MMR vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan nurse who has been charged in relation to the deaths of two babies who died soon after a vaccination has been released on bail. The nurse, who has not been named, was due to appear in court yesterday after last week being charged with manslaughter, conspiracy to defeat the...
MMR vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — Police in Samoa have filed a manslaughter charge against a nurse over the death of two babies last month after they received the MMR vaccine. The nurse has already been charged with conspiracy to defeat the course of justice and negligence. RNZ Pacific understands police filed the...
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -A Hawaiian Airlines flight was diverted Saturday afternoon after an incident on board. The airline says Flight 42 from Maui to San Francisco was in the air for two to three hours in the air before being diverted due to reports of an unruly passenger.  According to...
Miss Samoa Papalii Alexandra Iakopo.
Apia, SAMOA — The Essence of a Tamaitai Samoa or Samoan Lady is the theme for this year’s Miss Samoa 2018 pageant. Nine contestants have entered for this year’s competition, to capture and celebrate the many unique aspects of a Tamaitai Samoa. And they are Miss CCK - Georgina Mulipola, Miss Le...
Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren.
Apia, SAMOA —A man who stabbed his wife with a screwdriver ten times in public, while their children looked on, has been jailed for two years and six months.  Supreme Court Justice, Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren, issued a suppression order prohibiting the publication of the names and details of...
Safotu Hospital in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — The Nurses Association of Samoa has questioned the decision of the Ministry of Police to charge a nurse over the deaths of two toddlers in Savai’i when the findings of a postmortem are yet to be made known. The Nurses Association president, Solialofi Papalii, told the Samoa Observer...
Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efi
Nofoali'i, SAMOA — Samoa's former Head of State, Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi, has been banished from one of his traditional villages. The matai council of Nofoali'i, a village west of Apia on the way to Faleolo International Airport, imposed the ban this week. According to TV1 Samoa, the villge...
Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — The new phase of the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (A.P.T.C.) may include linking up qualifications to work opportunities in Australia. Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, revealed yesterday she wants to work with Samoa to improve access to work for...
Aloha Poke at the Century City Mall, in Los Angeles, California
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (HawaiiNewsNow) - A group of Native Hawaiian activists are preparing to march through downtown Chicago on Monday to protest Aloha Poke Co. The Illinois poke shop came under fire recently for sending cease-and-desist letters to poke shops around the world bearing Aloha Poke in...
Samoa Passport
Apia, SAMOA — A senior officer of Samoa's Immigration division has been suspended during the inquiry into how a new passport was issued to businessman, Tui Va'ai Jr, who is facing criminal charges. Mr Va'ai has left the country but his other passports, including a New Zealand one, are being held by...

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