Ads by Google Ads by Google

Regional

A Samoa police vehicle patrolling the highway
Apia, SAMOA — A Methodist minister in Samoa has been removed from a Savaii parish while investigations continue into his apparent involvement in the death of a 16 year-old. The Samoa Observer newspaper reports the suspension was confirmed by the General Secretary of the church, Reverend Dr Eteuati...
Screenshot of 4 people in a zoom chat
Honolulu, HAWAII — As people deal with stress from the pandemic, many are also experiencing so-called "Zoom fatigue." Employees working from home and students doing online learning may have a tough time adjusting to the sudden increase in screen time. “It really is a lot more mentally...
Sixteen-year-old So'otaga
Apia, SAMOA — The mother of a deceased 16-year-old boy in Savai'i who is alleged to have been harmed by a Church Minister is pleading with the Police to release her child's body so he can be laid to rest. The deceased who has been identified as So’otaga Viliamu passed away on 29 February 2020.  But...
 Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's former Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, has blasted statements made by the Prime Minister as being rude and ridiculing of the framers of the country's Constitution. Last week Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi told Parliament amendments his government proposed aimed to...
Woman being screened at a Hawaii airport
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii State senators on Friday saw firsthand the efforts to try to discourage tourists from breaking quarantine. The group toured Honolulu’s airport one day after grilling the deputy director of the Transportation Department about not doing enough to keep visitors inside their...
Student in computer lab
Apia SAMOA — Samoa's restrictions around Covid-19 safety measures have been eased with schools to re-open next week and church services permitted from Sunday. However there are conditions with students to remain two metres apart in class and churches only allowed one Sunday service. Samoa is the...
Zippy's proposed Las Vegas location
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) — Coronavirus has put a pause on Zippy’s plans to expand to Las Vegas. Zippy’s said this week they do still plan to open in Sin City after making significant investments, but it’ll just take a bit longer. Property has already been purchased and a construction...
Passengers were "jammed in like sardines"
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — An Auckland woman was "shocked" to find passengers seated closer than two meters together on a recent Air New Zealand flight, describing the lack of adherence to general physical distancing rules as "extraordinary". A spokesperson for Air New Zealand, however, said the...
Pastor Pausa Thompson
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — No other group in California is dying from the coronavirus at a higher rate than Pacific Islanders — a painful statistic that's shaking up tight-knit communities of Samoans, Tongans and Native Hawaiians up and down the state.  And no other hub has been worse-hit than Los...
Aveipepa Fua
HONOLULU — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020-2021 US Pacific Territories Fishery Capacity-Building Scholarship. The scholarships are offered annually to college students with close connections to American Samoa, Guam and the...

Pages