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Hawaii, Guam and the Northern Marianas are pushing for more federal funding to deal with the uncontrolled influx of immigrants under the Compacts of Free Association with the United States. The Guam Daily Post reported more than 76,000 immigrants from Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated...
The Pacific region is making headlines across Australia after Pacific and International Development Minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells harshly criticised Chinese aid in the region. 'Useless' is how Fierravanti-Wells has described Chinese aid projects, leading countries to take on debt they can't...
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Get inside, stay inside and stay tuned. Those are the instructions emergency officials want you to follow if Hawaii is the target of a nuclear missile attack.  Officials outlined the guidelines in a public briefing at the state Capitol in 2017, in what was the latest in a...
Australia is deporting a convicted criminal to New Zealand who has never set foot in the country. A decision from Justice Robert Bromwich released by the Federal Court of Australia on Friday dismissed an application from Alex Viane, 40, for a judicial review of his visa cancellation. Viane was born...
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - People huddled in their bathtubs. They ran into businesses or rushed into basements. They got into storm drains. For nearly 40 minutes on Saturday, Hawaii's 1.4 million residents thought they were under ballistic missile attack — and they did everything they could to try...
The Police in Samoa are investigating a suspected homicide after the death of a 15-year-old boy who went missing from his family home in Satapuala village on Tuesday. His body was found this morning in bush near Satapuala primary school. Police spokesperson Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo said the dead...
Beijing: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has weighed into the row over China's Pacific aid program, criticiszng loans that "impose onerous debt burdens on regional governments". China lodged a diplomatic complaint on Wednesday, labelling an attack on its Pacific aid program by Turnbull government...
In 2013, Samoa withdrew libel from its criminal law as a media reform initiative. But the change didn't last long. At the end of 2017, the parliament of the Polynesian island nation unanimously voted to revive its criminal libel law after Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said it is...
The Police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy allegedly killed in connection to a drug deal that turned sour. This was confirmed by the Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo in response to questions from the Samoa Observer. The investigation, he said...
A woman and her estranged partner are fighting for their lives at the Moto’otua Hospital following a horrific stabbing in front of the National Bank of Samoa’s building in Apia this morning. Eyewitnesses say the man had an argument with his wife before he started stabbing her multiple times in...

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