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Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. [photo from website]
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Hawaii Department of Transportation has decided to rename and renumber all the gates and all the baggage claim areas at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.  The project, to prepare for the expansion of the airport, will require the manufacture of 3,100 signs; the...
Professor David Tombs ... “churches are going to have to be a part of the solution." [Image: Sri Krishnamurthi/NZIPR]
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Globally, roughly one in three women experience violence, but in Samoa it is “probably” two out of three women, according to Professor David Tombs, principal investigator of the research project to strengthen the role of the church as an actor in the prevention of gender-...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has downplayed questions raised about the advertisement of the post of Police Commissioner.  [SN file photo]
SAMOAN POET HIGHLIGHTS MOTHER'S TREATMENT A Samoan poet has published a heartfelt piece of poetry in motion on social media in response to her mother's residential care home subsidy application being declined in New Zealand. Titled Dear Loyal New Zealand Citizen, Grace Taylor reads a letter...
In this May 13, 2018 photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, gases rise from a fissure near Pahoa, Hawaii. The new fissure in Hawaii’s Puna District sent gases and lava exploding into the air, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents waited for a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano’s summit. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii’s Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano’s summit. Hawaii County Civil Defense issued an emergency...
This Saturday, May 12, 2018, image released by the Hawi’i County Fire Department, shows an aerial view of fissure 16, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The fissure is located 500 m northeast of the Puna Geothermal Venture site. Warnings that Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could shoot boulders and ash out of its summit crater are prompting people to rethink their plans to visit the Big Island. But most of the rest of the island is free of volcanic hazards, and local tourism officials are hoping travelers will recognize
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii (all times local): 6:55 a.m. Officials say a new lava fissure has been reported and are ordering more evacuations on Hawaii’s Big Island. The Hawaii County Civil Defense issued an alert Sunday morning that steam and lava...
 Some of the seven survivors shortly after being rescued [Photo: Facebook/ @RadioKiribati]
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand Defence Force aircraft are spending hundreds of expensive hours every year looking for missing fishing boats and ferries in the Pacific. While there are moves afoot to improve maritime safety in the region, some say it's time for a total rethink on where aid...
President of the Land and Titles Court, Fepulea’i Attila Ropati. (Photo: Samoa Observer)
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Attorney General is set to appeal a decision by the District Court to discharge without conviction the country's President of the Land and Titles court, Fepulea'i Attila Ropati, on charges of assault and causing grievous bodily harm. The defendant had pleaded guilty to one...
Aerial view of the Friendship Park concept plan [courtesy rendering]
Apia, SAMOA — Based on the Memorandum of Understanding on Friendly Cooperation between City of Huizhou, the People's Republic of China and the Independent State of Samoa co-signed by Mayor Mai Jiaomeng of Huizhou and Honourable Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi of Samoa in 2015...
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY: Mother’s Day gifts for mothers in Mapuifagalele. (Photo: Misiona Simo)
Apia, SAMOA — Mother’s Day came early for the elderly mothers of Mapuifagalele Home for the Elderly in Vailele yesterday.  This was after they were presented 30 gift hampers from Chan Mow Supermarket.  The 25 elderly mothers sang songs of thanksgiving as they accepted their gifts. “On Mother’s Day...
Ambassador Wang Xuefeng of China expressed his appreciation to those who worked to ensure the completion of the airport upgrade.  [screenshot from Observer video]
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has moved a step further to becoming the aviation hub of the South Pacific. The new and improved Faleolo International Airport was officially declared open yesterday in a grand ceremony.  The opening was attended by the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Cabinet...

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