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 The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral structure and home to rich marine life.
Long Beach, CALIFORNIA — A new study has found while many coral reefs in the Pacific are suffering some are thriving. Called "A framework for identifying and characterising coral reef 'oases' against a backdrop of degradation," it identified 38 coral oases in the Pacific last year. One of the lead...
Samoa Court building
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren yesterday jailed a man, who raped his eight-year-old stepdaughter twice, for 21 years. The 26-year-old man, who blamed the girl for being “seductive” towards him, was found guilty of two charges of rape, one count of unlawful...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and its Education Committee members are pleased to announce the availability of up to three undergraduate or graduate scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pacific territory fishery capacity-building scholarship...
Dwayne "THE ROCK" Johnson and Jason Momoa
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - With every dollar that his Aquaman movie continues to rake in at the box office, Hawaii-born actor Jason Momoa further cements his standing as one of America’s most profitable action stars. Meanwhile, no actor in the world made more money starring in movies last...
Family and friends of Losia Faletogo gather for vigil
Seattle, WASHINGTON — Shortly after 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers stopped 36-year-old Iosia Faletogo in Licton Springs’ Z Food Mart parking lot. An SPD post published on Jan. 3 stated that Faletogo had made an improper lane change; moreover, the license plate on...
Members of the village of Falefa present a traditional Samoan ifoga
Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND — The family of a Samoan-Kiwi man brutally killed while holidaying in his motherland say they believe more than one person was involved in his murder. Simanu'a Manuele, 24, has been sentenced to life imprisonment in Samoa for the murders of Hamilton man Alesana Satele, 69, and...
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — A director of Tonga Cable Ltd says they have located the site of a break in the submarine cables connecting Tonga to Fiji and the rest of the world. The connections failed nearly a week ago, largely shutting down phone and internet access throughout the country. Some service has...
Tonga communication tower
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — The Tonga communications utility says it is striving to lift capacity as the country tries to bounce back from a communication shut down. Tonga's submarine cable to Fiji was severed on Sunday night, meaning there were no phone or internet services for several days. Interim...
Faiva Tagatauli.
Apia, SAMOA — The Rugby fraternity in Samoa is in mourning after a 27-year-old Apia Union Rugby player died early this morning from a suspected head injury during a rugby Game last Saturday at the HPU Rugby Field in Tuana’imato. Faiva Tagatauli, 27, was playing for his Club Vaimoso at a Senior A...
Samoa Court building
Apia, SAMOA — A Supreme Court Justice in Samoa has blamed a woman for failing to protect her daughter from being sexually abused by her father. The comments came during the sentencing of a 47-year-old man, who was found guilty of raping his step-daughter five times, starting when she was 13 years...

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