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Apia, SAMOA — The repatriation flight originally announced by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to be scheduled for the 19th of May, then rescheduled to this Friday 22nd May has once again been postponed by a further seven days to next Friday 29th of May. Potential passengers have been...
Pulemelei Mound
Apia, SAMOA — The pyramid-like Pulemelei Mound in Samoa, identified as the largest ancient structure in Polynesia, is for sale. The structure is located on a piece of land covering more than 1000 acres, the largest freehold property on Samoa, has now been put on the market either as a single block...
 Air New Zealand planes parked up at Auckland Airport
Apia, SAMOA — The Government of Samoa in collaboration with the Government of New Zealand and Air New Zealand will begin repatriation flights out of Auckland for Samoan nationals and residents on Friday 29 May and thereafter on June 12 and 26 as well as July 9 and 23.  The flight on May 22 is still...
Hawaii fishing boats at Pier 22 in Honolulu.
WASHINGTON — For the past three months, much of Hawaii’s longline fishing fleet, the one that normally stocks the state’s markets and restaurants with fresh poke, ruby red ahi and slabs of swordfish, has been tied up in port as the coronavirus ravages the islands’ economy. With tourism all but...
Apia courthouse in August 1914.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government has started the demolition of a more than 100 year old building seen by many as a historical relic worth saving. The old courthouse was built by the German Administration in 1902. It later became the seat of power for the newly established independent Samoa...
Samoa sailor, Puletiu  holds up a paper from his employer
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Shipping Services (SSS) General Manager Lautimuia Afoa Uelese Vaai has responded to a video by a Samoan sailor begging to return home to Samoa. Puletiu Atoa Taulapapa Pa’õ Sa’ale Lauliliu says in a video that has been widely shared on social media, that the coronavirus pandemic...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — As of now THE Government of Samoa has deep reservations in opening the borders for international travels even if it’s only for repatriation purposes, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has indicated in an exclusive interview with a TVNZ News representative Friday afternoon...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Travellers arriving in Samoa on planned repatriation flights are being warned to comply with State of Emergency orders or face fines of up to $US700 which is equivalent to $WST2000. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said any passengers intending to travel to Samoa need to...
Kauai County Councilman Mason Chock
Kauai, HAWAII — A cluster of four suicides in seven days on Kauai has raised the alarm on the Garden Isle among mental health professionals and community advocates. The four deaths were all young men in their 20s or 30s with no known connection between them. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has sparked...
Samoa's prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's prime minister says he has deep reservations about reopening borders. Samoa was one of the first to lock down because of Covid-19, fearing a repeat of last year's measles epidemic which killed 83 people. The country's tourism industry has been hard hit by the shut down, and...

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