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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...
Arthur Brun, aka Ata, along with Maluelue Umu, aka Malu
Kauai, HAWAII — A Samoan man in Hawai’i, described by federal prosecutors, as a leader of a Samoan gang both inside and outside of the prison system in the Aloha State was among 11 individuals arrested and charged late last week in connection with a high-profile case where the alleged ring-leader...
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii held a drill with staff members
Honolulu, HAWAII — Federal health officials said it’s not a matter of if, but when the virus begins to affect communities throughout the U.S. “With Hawaii’s close ties to Japan and South Korea, to me it feels like an inevitability,” said Dr. Tarquin Collis, the chief of infectious diseases at...
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 - 2021 cohort of the Pacific Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) for candidates from the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam,...

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