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Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan government has stepped in to bail out the country's internet service provider, paying a debt it owed to American Samoan cable company ASH. The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi told KHJ News it was "common sense" for the government to pay CSL's debt. The debt,...
lineman climbing power pole
Apia, SAMOA — All areas in Upolu, except for the National Hospital at Motootua, some parts of Apia to Mulinuu were affected with an unscheduled power outage Sunday morning.  According to a statement posted on the Samoa Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) Facebook page, the power outage started at...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi says the Government has nothing to hide when it comes to its total debt, which stands at $1.01 billion today. “We don’t hide anything, everything is out in the open, you can get the figure from our Central Bank,” Tuilaepa said.  “Even...
Apollo Group sign and nurses station
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is tapping into the resources of the largest hospital group in Asia to improve health care and medical treatment services for local residents. A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed in Apia recently between the Government of Samoa and the Apollo Group....
Some of the men accused and jailed for the Luatuanu'u road block
Apia, SAMOA — Nine of eleven men from Luatuanu’u accused over blocking the road, in an incident where the Police were attacked earlier this year, have been jailed by the District Court.  The sentencing was handed down by District Court Judge Fepulea’i Ameperosa Roma yesterday.  The accused were...
graphic of passport stamps
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoan businessman who had already surrendered two passports to the Ministry of Justice managed to leave the country without anyone able to explain how he did it. The Samoa Observer reported that Tui Va'ai Jr is now facing an arrest warrant when he is found. The Ministry of Justice...
Federal District Court Building in Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu, HAWAII — The federal judge in Honolulu has denied a Samoan drug defendant’s request to withdraw an earlier guilty plea and he is now set for sentencing later this month. Jeremiah Ieremia pled guilty last year to three drug charges but earlier this year, through his new attorney, filed a...
Samoa Airways jet
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways looks likely to have a second plane in operation by the end of the year. The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi says the airline can't continue to operate with just one plane. Tuilaepa says the airline needs to look at the larger scale of economy to survive. He...
NO MARIJUANA GRAPHIC
Siapan, CNMI — The Northern Marianas House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would have legalised the use of marijuana in the islands. The lower chamber has relegated the measure back to committee level, effectively junking the Senate bill after House lawmakers deemed it in violation of...
Serving Blue Marlin Tempura at the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council's booth during the 2003 NOAA Fish Fry are (l-r) Council Executive Director Kitty Simonds, Secretary of Commerce Donald Evens, NOAA Administrator Conrad C. Lautenbacher and Honolulu Chef Russel Siu.
HONOLULU — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is disappointed that America's seafood consumers may soon be deprived of sustainably harvested domestic marlin products should President Trump sign legislation to prohibit interstate commerce of billfish (not including swordfish)...

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