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Commissioner Keil holds up a spoon that has been made into a stabbing device.
  Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Police Service has confirmed that the remaining four escaped prisoners are now back in custody. Responding to questions from Samoa Global News, the Samoa Police Commissioner confirmed that all four prisoners were captured in the early hours of Wednesday morning. “Yes. We...
Hawaii State Capitol Building
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - In an embarrassing blunder, the state Department of Health acknowledged Tuesday that test results which led to Hawaii announcing its first coronavirus-related death had been misread ― and the individual did not die of the illness. “My condolences to the...
Coronavirus screening at Kakaako Waterfront park.
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Hawaii Department of Health announced Monday night that an Oahu adult is the first state resident to die from COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. The person passed away on March 20th and suffered from multiple underlying health conditions, according to DOH. The available history...
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  Apia, SAMOA — There will be no more flights into Samoa nor will people be allowed to travel between Upolu and Savaii after additional State of Emergency Orders were signed into law Tuesday afternoon (Samoa time) by His Highness the Head of State, Afioga Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II....
Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's police commissioner has warned of prosecution for people breaching State of Emergency orders put in place due to the covid-19 pandemic. Emergency provisions issued on Friday include restricting all public gatherings in the country to no more than five people. Public transport...
Tanumalala high security prison.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa police are warning the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities after an estimated 29 prisoners escaped. In a statement, police said: "at 8.44pm SPS was notified by the Samoa Prisons and Correction Services that an estimate of 29 prisoners have escaped from the...
Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram
Honolulu, HAWAII — As Hawaii’s hotel and restaurant sector reels from Gov. David Ige’s announcement of a 14-day quarantine for tourists visiting the islands, Hawaiian Airlines, the state’s largest and perhaps most important single travel-related company, also faces enormous uncertainty. Like the...
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Apia, Samoa — On Sunday, March 21, 2020 (Samoa time) amendments to the Coronavirus (COVID19) State of Emergency Orders were approved and signed into law by his Highness the Head of State, Afioga Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvii II. The new amendments include suspending flights between Samoa and...
Guam Governor Lou Leon Guerrero
PACIFIC ISLANDS — More travel restrictions and measures have been imposed around the Pacific as cases in the region continue to increase. People in French Polynesia have been told to stay at home from midnight for at least 15 days as the coronavirus outbreak keeps spreading. At a briefing this...
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Honolulu, Hawaii — More than a thousand people in Hawaii had been tested for COVID-19 by Thursday, but the vast majority of the tests were conducted by private laboratories. The Hawaii Department of Health has only conducted 40 tests based on direct physician referrals for patients who are severely...

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