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WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, this week announced $1,632,500 to assist the people of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) as they work to rebuild the U.S. territory following Super Typhoon Yutu...
Aveau Niko Palamo.
Apia, SAMOA — Former Member of Parliament Aveau Niko Palamo and ex-bureaucrat Velda Collins have condemned attempts in Brisbane to attack Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi. The P.M., who flew to Australia early in the week on the inaugural Samoa Airways’ Faleolo to Brisbane service,...
Roite Tinei of Toamua-Uta
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Police Service has appealed to the public for assistance in locating a young girl. Roite Tinei of Toamua-Uta, 15, was last seen on Thursday and left her family home around 4.00 pm and is yet to return. The Samoa Police Service has appealed to the public for assistance in...
CHARGED: Malietoa Fa’amausili Moli
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa Malietoa Fa'amausili Moli has been charged with carrying a dangerous weapon. The Samoa Observer said this followed an incident at his Fagali'i residence last month, when a gun was allegedly discharged. A Courts Administration official said Malietoa Fa'amausili had been...
Tupua Tamasese Meaola Hospital
Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Health has advised that for the first time since 2012, two new cases of the H.I.V. virus have been detected in Samoa. The two patients who tested positive for the virus—which over time can lead to Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome (A.I.D.S.)—have begun treatment. ...
Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA — A video has surfaced of an attempt to attack Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi in Brisbane, Australia. The video, shared online by ET Live, surfaced overnight from the official launching of Samoa Airway’s Faleolo to Brisbane flights, marking the airline’s...
Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi boards Samoa Airway's inaugural flight to Brisbane
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, says reporters “don’t understand” financial records and therefore there is no need for Samoa Airways to reveal the state of its financial performance a year after it was launched. This is what Tuilaepa told the Samoa Observer at the...
Hawaiian Airlines plane in flight
Honolulu, HAWAII — (HawaiiNewsNow) - If you’re flying to the mainland with Hawaiian Airlines in the near future, expect to pay a little more if you plan on checking in any bags. Hawaiian announced Tuesday that it’s hiking its checked bag fees for North America flights by $5 to $30 for the first...
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Honolulu, Hawaii — A quarter century ago, the CD “Facing Future” from Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was released. Today, it’s the most successful Hawaii release of all time — lifted by one song cherished around the world. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” became a staple of Hawaii music when IZ gave an island...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's education minister says teachers continue to dish out corporal punishment, years after it was made illegal. However, Loau Keneti Sio said he doesn't blame them because child discipline was a growing problem. In an interview with the Samoa Observer, Loau said the government is...

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