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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tropical Cyclone Harold is currently located around 1500 miles west of American Samoa and is forecast to remain over 1300 miles southwest through this weekend. Trends support the closest passage of Tropical Cyclone Harold will be around 700 miles to the southwest of...
Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — In his announcement of the test results last night for individuals who were tested for the coronavirus , Samoa's prime minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi also said that American Samoa has requested that Samoa allow a flight(s) on the now closed inter-Samoa route, so that American...
This Sept. 9, 2015, file photo shows Mungau Dain in Venice, Italy
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Mungau Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film “Tanna.” He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. They would later describe him...
marijuana plants
Port Vila, VANUATU — The Vanuatu government is looking to legalize growing medical marijuana to help boost its agricultural sector. While smoking marijuana will still be illegal in Vanuatu, the new crops would be exported for medical use overseas. The Council of Ministers has released a Policy...
aedes aegypti mosquito
OCEANIA — A program which spreads infected mosquitoes to control dengue and other diseases is showing success in parts of Fiji, Kiribati and Vanuatu. The World Mosquito Program's Oceania director says there's evidence the wolbachia infection has spread through the insect population and there have...
Port Vila, VANUATU — Vanuatu says it's not in talks with China on a new military base. Fairfax Media has reported China approached Vanuatu about building a permanent military presence in the South Pacific. However, the Pacific nation's foreign minister Ralph Regenvanu told the ABC on Tuesday there...