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Lema'i Faioso Sione (left) and Malele Atofu Paulo
Apia, SAMOA — Two men facing charges of conspiring to assassinate Samoan Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi have been released from custody after their application for bail was granted. The alleged plotters, Malele Atofu Paulo also known as King Faipopo and Lema'i Faioso Sione, have been...
A panel of diverse stakeholders shared their thoughts on how to improve the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii’s $100 million tuna industry was the latest focal point for members of Congress trying to decide how to improve the main federal law governing the management of U.S. coastal waters. Conservationists and commercial fishing industry leaders came together on the need to...
Tailani Salanoa and Dave Chung
Apia, SAMOA — Lovers of Korean food now have ready access to the most basic staples of its rich cuisine: the humble fermented cabbage dish called Kimchi is now for sale out of a little kitchen in Papauta. Seoul Good is the three week old venture of partners Tailani Salanoa and Dave Chung, who are...
Kalaeloa Airport entrance sign
Honolulu, HAWAII — The state is leasing a 105,000-square-foot World War II hangar at Kalaeloa Airport on Oahu to the federal government for emergency response to catastrophic natural or man-made disasters in the Pacific, with a focus on serving remote locations, including Hawaii and other U.S....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea has set bail at $500 for Onosa’i Talitiga, who was taken into custody last week following an incident in Malaeimi where he is alleged to have gone to his neighbor’s home with a machete, and also challenged people in the neighborhood to...
Jessica Pasisi
Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND — A colonial eurocentric view of climate change is failing to recognize many of the threats and impacts in the Pacific, says a researcher. For her PhD thesis at the University of Waikato, Jessica Pasisi spoke to 12 women from a range of ages and backgrounds on Niue for their...
Photo of large hotel building in the distance in Guam
Hagåtña, GUAM — The Guam Chamber of Commerce has pleaded with the government to delay its minimum wage increase. The chamber sent a letter to the governor, in response to her statements that she would not support legislation to delay the hike. The Pacific Daily News reports the minimum wage is due...
The flooded road at Satapuala, Samoa with cars attempting to drive through
Apia, SAMOA —The Samoa Observer is reporting some residents on the Samoan island of Savai'i are stranded due to rivers flooded by the weekend's Cyclone Wasi. Although there were no casualties or major building damage reported due to the cyclone, some rivers and roads remained flooded. Two rivers on...
The forecast track for Cyclone Wasi
NIUE — The Tropical Cyclone Warning for Samoa been cancelled with the Cyclone Wasi now setting its sights on Niue. The Samoan public have been warned they could still expect heavy rain and gusty winds associated with the category one storm which could bring flooding and landslides to the country....
P&O cruise ship
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has issued a blanket ban on all cruise ships wanting to visit as part of its on going prevention plans against the novel coronavirus. In the latest travel advisory issued by the Ministry of Health on Friday, it said all cruise ships will not be granted entry into Samoa until...

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