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Cases of Panadol intercepted at the wharf in Pago Pago.
Apia, SAMOA — American Samoa authorities have seized 10 cases of over-the-counter medication that were imported into the American territory from Samoa. The boxes of panadol were shipped to the American territory on the inter island vessel Lady Naomi, and were immediately impounded as the local...
Motusa Tuileama Nua.
Apia, SAMOA — American Samoa authorities have rubbished reports that it plans to close its border with Samoa. But Samoans planning to travel to the territory should carry their immunisation records, as those who are unable to produce them will be turned back. American Samoa Director of Health,...
MMR vaccine
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A hospital out of vaccines. Families resisting quarantine. Boatloads of visitors screened for disease. As the Pacific grapples with a deadly measles outbreak originating in New Zealand, some of the region's smallest states are seeing their health systems put under increasing...
Photo of LBJ Hospital sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health authorities in American Samoa say two children visiting from neighbouring Samoa are suspected of having measles and are in hospital care. Physician Saipale Fuimaono has told KHJ News that blood samples from the two are being sent to Hawaii for testing, with...
Tugia Tuliau,
Apia, SAMOA — A former Methodist church minister in Samoa has pleaded guilty to 10 charges, including rape and an indecent act to a dependent family member. Tugia Tuliau, 51, today appeared in the Supreme Court for the third time after he had consulted with his counsel. Tuliau was serving as...
Some of the thousands of marijuana plants confiscated in Samoa late last week.
Apia, SAMOA — Police rounded up the biggest drug bust operation in Samoa with about 10,000 marijuana plants, military firearms, methamphetamine utensils and cash seized at Faleatiu. The operation in the deepwoods of Faleatiu Thursday morning saw six suspects being arrested in relation to the bust...
Fire and Emergency Services Authority attending the injured
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fire and Emergency Services as well as the Samoa Police responded to a fatal car accident which has claimed the life of a passenger and left 3 more with serious injuries at Motootua hospital. Captain Christian Tooala who had driven past the scene soon after the...
Photo of MMR vaccine and needle
Apia, SAMOA — The Government of Samoa Ministry of Health yesterday issued a followup of their “Measles Prevention” public notice sent out last week, advising that they are continuing to reinforce the immediate closure of all pre-schools and child daycare facilities “to further prevent the spread of...
Stephanie Westberg
Apia, SAMOA — A woman who arrived on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland on the 11th of April 2019 this year and was caught with drugs has submitted a late application through her lawyer for a discharge without conviction. Stephanie Westberg had entered an early guilty plea after marijuana was...
Wellington dancer and choreographer, Tupe Lualua
Apia, SAMOA — “Aumaga”, a dance work inspired by the role of taulea’ale’a (untitled men) and the aumaga (social class of taule’ale’a) is set to be performed on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at the National University of Samoa. The dance work has been developed over the course of three months by Wellington...

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