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The Samoa Parliament Building
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa legislative office is reacting to claims made by the Samoa Observer article of Sunday, 24th January 2021 headlined; “Brand new Parliament Building springs leak”. In a press release issued yesterday, the Clerk of the Office issued the following statement: While we do not...
Office of Hawaiian Affairs entrance
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs wants the state to improve its data collection for Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. A resolution backed by OHA calls for several public agencies, including county police departments, to release disaggregated data on Native Hawaiian and...
Hawaiian Airlines plane on HNL reef runway
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaiian Airlines has begun pre-clearing guests departing from select U.S. mainland cities to Hawai‘i under a program allowing travelers with a negative COVID-19 test to bypass the airport screening in Hawai‘i Hawaiian, which launched its Pre-Clear Program at San Francisco...
Samoa policemen
Apia, SAMOA — Six men from Falelatai have been arrested; five charged with assault and one with threatening to kill, in relation to the brutal beating of two youth last Saturday morning. A reliable source who did not wish to be named for fear of retribution by the village, told Samoa Global News...
This cultural group from Hawaii shared an 'oli
Honolulu, HAWAII — There was a spectacular fireworks show over the National Mall Wednesday capping off an inaugural celebration unlike any before. A concert to honor President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris replaced the traditional inaugural ball. It was an event that featured big name...
Graphic of pyramid scheme with photo of PM side by side
Apia, SAMOA — Ongoing pyramid scheme fiascos continue with several different types spreading quickly in Samoa, with some being traced to staff members of several high level organizations including business, international agencies and government ministries. Samoa Global News has been able to...
Honolulu, HAWAII — Honolulu media are reporting The City and County of Honolulu is joining the state’s efforts to help bring an estimated 800 American Samoa residents back home. The process will involve the use of a section of the Waikiki Shell Parking lot on Monsarrat Avenue. The Shell’s parking...
Dame Meg Taylor
Canberra, AUSTRALIA — As is the case the world over, the early part of 2021 will see no let up in the impacts of COVID-19 in the region. That is not to say that it will simply be ‘more of the same’ as we saw in 2020. The advent of vaccines will have a significant effect, and they are already being...
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoi in a facemask
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is expecting to take delivery of Covid-19 vaccines as early as February and the rollout is estimated to follow soon after, the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoi has revealed. The Samoa Observer reports Tuilaepa was speaking during his weekly programme on Wednesday with...
(L-R) Agafili Tomaimano Shem Leo, Interim Chairman NEOC and Director General of Health Leausa Samau Dr. Take Naseri.
Apia, SAMOA — At the recommendation by Cabinet the Head of State, le Ao Mamalu ole Malo le Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II has appropriated the extension of the State of Emergency Orders COVID19 to the 14th February 2021. The Cabinet’s recommendation to the Head of State was approved at...

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