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City Mill Hardware in Hawaii Kai, Hawai’i now features tape lines, 6 ft apart
Most retail stores, like City Mill Hardware in Hawaii Kai, Hawai’i now feature tape lines, 6 ft apart to encourage social distancing.   [Photo by Barry Markowitz,  courtesy Ruby Red Cafe, 3/23/20, 3:45pm]
School group
O se tasi lea o vasega o fanau fa’apitoa ua aooga i Matafao Elementary ma o latou faia’oga ua aofia i lea fo’i ata.  Schools are no longer open as the coronavirus emergency declaration expands its provisions to safeguard the public. In particular, no gatherings of 10 or more people are allowed — ...
Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram
Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram during a press conference Saturday when Gov. David Ige announced that the state would impose a mandatory 14-day quarantine beginning Thursday for anyone, travelers or residents, arriving in Hawai’i. Ingram said that the airlines' revenue is "...
An elderly woman watches Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 17, 2020
An elderly woman watches Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 17, 2020. But from France to Florida to Australia, kitesurfers, college students and others crowd the beaches. Florida officials closed some of the state’s most popular beaches after images of rowdy spring break college crowds...
Traffic next to the Veterans Memorial Stadium stretching back all the way through to McDonald’s Tafuna
When word got out that Cost-U-Less containers of bottled water and other goods had arrived, local residents flocked to the store to stock up and also replenish their supplies. It however, caused a long line of traffic on Tuesday afternoon, as seen in this photo, with traffic next to the Veterans...
Teni Ma'ae (center) with ACE empolyees wishing him well
Teni Ma'ae (center), who retired after 28 years of service with Neil’s ACE Home Center, was presented with a plaque & other gifts to commemorate his accomplishment and to wish him well on his retirement. [Courtesy photo]
Norwegian Jewel entering the fuel dock at the Port of Pago Pago
This Samoa News photo taken Monday afternoon from the old site of the Rainmaker Hotel, shows cruise ship Norwegian Jewel entering the fuel dock at the Port of Pago Pago. Read details in report of the cruise ship that was allowed to stop in to Pago Pago to refuel despite the worldwide outbreak of...
Close up of lock on Temporary Holding Cell door
A close up of the lock on the front door to the Temporary Holding Cell (THC) at the Central Police Station in Fagatogo. Samoa News has received numerous phone calls from family members of officers who are assigned to THC, saying the officers are locked in with the inmates.  Read story for details...
South Pacific students getting ready to enjoy an umu meal they helped prepare
Junior and Senior students of South Pacific Academy experienced hands-on activities, at Le Faleoo Samoan Cultural Center recently, to celebrate and experience the Samoan culture in an environment touted as American Samoa’s only “living museum” — located in Mapusaga Fou. The event also included umu...
Man takes a sip of kava from the bowl.
Fiji's prime minister has suggested people rethink their habits at kava sessions, in light of the threat of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Frank Bainimarama said practices like sharing the same kava bowl - or bilo - could be a risk since the bowl is traditionally passed around a circle, with each person...

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