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Saipan, CNMI — An internal medicine physician at the Northern Marianas' Commonwealth Health Centre says legalising marijuana would provide patients with access to a cheaper alternative to expensive medicines. The CNMI House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary and Government Operations earlier...
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has officially filed for re-election. She signed her nomination papers on Wednesday at the Hawaii Office of Elections in Honolulu. Gabbard has represented Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District since 2013. “Serving the people of Hawaii is a...
Pahoa, Hawaii (AP) — Police on Hawaii’s Big Island have arrested a man suspected of firing a gun in a mandatory evacuation zone near the Kilauea volcano. County officials say police responded shortly after noon Tuesday to a report of gunshots fired in Leilani Estates and arrested a 61-year-old man...
Anchorage, ALASKA — Someone tipped this newspaper off that Alaska was going to be the first state in the U.S. to get Vailima Lager Beer and Vailima Pure Lager from Samoa. It was Friday and I was dashing out to my mining camp in the woods and had to hit a couple of stores to find it, although I was...
Apia, SAMOA — The Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, has addressed the country as Samoa celebrates her 56th Independence Day. Thousands gathered in front of the Government building this morning where the official commemoration started, following a church service at...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s 56th Independence Day celebrations officially opened with a Prayer Service Thursday evening (Samoa time). The service was conducted by the Chairman of the National Council of Churches, Leaupepe Kasiano Leaupepe at the Mulivai Catholic Cathedral. It was the first official...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways is now available on global travel company, Expedia, across Australia and New Zealand.  Expedia is the world’s largest online travel company that operates out of Washington, U.S.A. It brings together a collection of the world’s leading travel brands.  It books airline...
Suva, FIJI — Fiji needs to take a more proactive approach to tackle its diabetes crisis, those working with sufferers say. The latest life expectancy world rankings show Fiji has the highest death rate from diabetes in the world with 188 of 100,000 fatalities being attributed to the disease....
Apia, SAMOA — Local distillers and liquor distributors have been hit so hard by the Samoa Government’s 100 percent increase in excise tax on liquor – some of them have ceased production. The increase excise tax on liquor came into effect April and it is responsible for recent drastic increase in...
London, ENGLAND — Samoa sevens captain Alatasi Tupou has been 'stood down' and sent home after being charged with drunk driving. The 30-year-old was charged by police during the early hours of Sunday morning, before the team left the country for the final two World Series tournaments in London and...

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