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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...
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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...
Participants at listening session
HONOLULU —The seventh stop of a nationwide listening tour on fisheries management issues was held this past Friday in Honolulu. Initiated by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Waters, Ocean and Wildlife, the session was hosted by Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawai'i) with Huffman...
Delegates at the Pacific Heads of Nursing meeting
Suva, FIJI — The growing nursing shortage in the Pacific is sparking conversation over the industry's future in the region. Heads of nursing and midwifery from 13 countries and territories across the Pacific met for the first time in Fiji last week to discuss health emergencies and education. Other...
Track of TS Wasi
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa government has activated the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) to prepare for Tropical Cyclone Wasi. A tropical cyclone warning remains in effect for all of Samoa. "Heavy rain warnings remain in effect for Samoa; landslides are possible for vunlerable areas,"...

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