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Washington, D.C. — Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary - Insular and International Affairs, this week provided a $497,738 grant to the University of Hawaii Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research School of Ocean and Earth Science for a project to improve...
Apia, SAMOA —  Samoa police are investigating the death of a bouncer who worked at a local nightclub who was allegedly clubbed on the head with a heavy weight during his shift. The man suffered the injuries last week. On Friday, he collapsed and died at his home. The man worked as a bouncer at...
Salelologa, SAMOA — The men who ransacked the Salelologa Market last Monday remain at large. As of yesterday, no one has been arrested despite their identities becoming common public knowledge after their photos were posted on mainstream and online media. On Monday, men from Salelologa vandalised...
Apia, SAMOA — Beyond the social taboo, menstrual products generate extraordinary amounts of waste. Close to 20 billion sanitary napkins, tampons and applicators are dumped into North American landfills every year. In India, more than half of India’s women and girls use disposable napkins,...
Saipan, CNMI — An internal medicine physician at the Northern Marianas' Commonwealth Health Centre says legalising marijuana would provide patients with access to a cheaper alternative to expensive medicines. The CNMI House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary and Government Operations earlier...
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has officially filed for re-election. She signed her nomination papers on Wednesday at the Hawaii Office of Elections in Honolulu. Gabbard has represented Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District since 2013. “Serving the people of Hawaii is a...
Pahoa, Hawaii (AP) — Police on Hawaii’s Big Island have arrested a man suspected of firing a gun in a mandatory evacuation zone near the Kilauea volcano. County officials say police responded shortly after noon Tuesday to a report of gunshots fired in Leilani Estates and arrested a 61-year-old man...
Anchorage, ALASKA — Someone tipped this newspaper off that Alaska was going to be the first state in the U.S. to get Vailima Lager Beer and Vailima Pure Lager from Samoa. It was Friday and I was dashing out to my mining camp in the woods and had to hit a couple of stores to find it, although I was...
Apia, SAMOA — The Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, has addressed the country as Samoa celebrates her 56th Independence Day. Thousands gathered in front of the Government building this morning where the official commemoration started, following a church service at...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s 56th Independence Day celebrations officially opened with a Prayer Service Thursday evening (Samoa time). The service was conducted by the Chairman of the National Council of Churches, Leaupepe Kasiano Leaupepe at the Mulivai Catholic Cathedral. It was the first official...

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