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Apia, SAMOA — Beginning March 7, 2020, all travelers entering Samoa must note the following requirements: A Special Health Declaration Card is required to be filled out by all travelling passengers in-flight or on arrival in to Samoa. ALL Travellers including returning residents entering Samoa are...
Gas station that was set on fire
Apia, SAMOA — A man set fire to the Apia Maroon petrol station Saturday afternoon (Samoa time), then stabbed and killed his wife before taking his own life in Samoa’s latest horrific incident of domestic violence. Witnesses say the couple had been arguing for quite some time before the incident...
Leila Lino
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoan survivor of sexual abuse has encouraged fellow victims to share their experiences during the launch of a United Nations initiative against gender violence. An historic UN Committee for the Convention to the Rights of a Child session closed in Apia on Friday. It was the first...
A cruise ship worker cleans a railing on the Grand Princess
Honolulu, HAWAII — An Oahu man who traveled on a cruise ship that’s been linked to more than two dozen coronavirus cases has tested positive for the virus, Governor David Ige said Friday. The man traveled on the Grand Princess’ voyage from San Francisco to Mexico in early February, and flew...
Mini-size billboard for US democratic presidential hopeful, Tulsi Gabbard
Washington (CNN) — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is still running for president, despite low national polling numbers and winning only two pledged delegates in the nominating contests so far. The Hawaii Democrat's two delegates came from American Samoa, a US territory that former New York City Mayor Michael...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.
Samoa's prime minister has blasted local court reporters over reporting of sexual offences, especially incest cases involving close members of a family. Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi said the journalists had reported cases broadcast locally and overseas which made it seem that sexual offences were...
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — With travelers from around the world visiting Hawaii, the state is boosting efforts to sanitize airports amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. “There are 58,000 people or so, on average, that come and go through (Honolulu) airport alone on any given day. That’s a lot of...
Foreign Minister Winston Peters
Auckland, NEW ZEALDN — Four people are in isolation in Fiji and are being tested for the Covid-19 coronavirus. The Ministry of Health said it had widened its case definition for suspected cases to include anyone with respiratory symptoms who had recently been to a country where the virus had been...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan authorities have confirmed a cargo ship was denied entry to Apia over the weekend in the first case of a container vessel being turned away because of anti-coronavirus measures. The Samoa Ports Authority chief executive officer, So'oalo Kuresa So'oalo, said the IMUA II's normal...
State Microbiologist Mark Nagata demonstrates extracting nucleic acid at the Hawaii State Laboratory
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii can test as many as 250 potential coronavirus samples per week, but strict testing requirements remain in effect, public health officials said Tuesday. As of Tuesday, only six people in Hawaii met sufficient criteria to be tested. The first three tests conducted on Friday...

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