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Tongan disaster officials say 15 families remain in five evacuation centres after Cyclone Gita hit the islands of Tongatapu and 'Eua. They said the state of emergency declared just after the category five storm is to continue. The latest situation report from the National Emergency Management...
Today's leaders summit of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, or PNA, could herald a new era of cooperation in the Pacific's tuna fishery. The meeting in the Marshall Islands brings together leaders of the eight member nations for just the second time since the agreement was forged in 1982. Our...
The Guam government is planning to implement a shorter working week from next week to overcome a budget shortfall. State employees are set to work a 32 hour week. But the Guam Teachers Federation said the government must solve its financial problems without impacting on the lives of government...
More job opportunities are expected in Samoa after the setting up of a new depot to service 19 submarine cable systems in the region. A ground breaking ceremony has been held to kick off construction works for TE SubCom's depot on the main wharf at Apia. The Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele...
A student, one of two at Avele College who had been expelled from school for bad behaviour, attacked a teacher, last week. As a result, the male teacher has filed a complaint with the Police. The attack was confirmed by the School’s Principal, Matafeo Reupena Matafeo. “I can’t discuss what has...
BOY ELECTROCUTED BY BROKEN POWER LINE IN SAMOA A live broken power line caused by cyclone Gita, is being blamed for the death of an 8-year-old boy in Samoa on Monday. TV1Samoa reported that the family had reported the broken power line after the cyclone but nothing was done. A family member said...
21 February 2018 — Nadi, Fiji – The Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project workshop series is back in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) and on track to provide over 300 fishery experts with resources to improve management of their tuna fisheries. The last workshop for members from the Western...
With a prayer and a stretch the walkers are off. There's music and laughter – a mix of Samoan and English chatter – as the flower-festooned group begins to walk around the lagoon. Those that get tired sit by the water, listen to some tunes and cheer on the others but the party atmosphere belies a...
The Central Bank of Samoa is warning locals about the dangers of Facebook and other social media networks being used by scammers to take their money. The bank has issued the warning in a press statement for the general public to be on the lookout for internet organized crime. The Bank says it's has...
The Livestock Division under the umbrella of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is topping up its pig stocks with the arrival on new genetics imported from Hamilton New Zealand which promises to revolutionize the local piggery industry. Arriving by commercial flights, the 23 pigs includes 8...

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