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WASHINGTON, D.C.  –  Campbell Soup Company, a Maxton, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Saturday. The products...
A new report has found aid and investment from China runs the risk of destabilizing Pacific island nations. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute report argued the lack of political strings attached to aid from China may fuel corruption and violence. The report also questioned the...
The Ministry of Police has executed a search warrant on the Samoa Observer premises at Vaitele. It was part of their investigation to track down the person who has been making what they claim as “defamatory” statements against a woman who claims to be carrying the marks of Jesus Christ’s suffering...
More than one livestock producer has told me that current food policy “maximizes assholes per acre.” I appreciate this off-color phrase as it emphasizes what ought to be obvious: that livestock intensification maximizes all elements of animal production, even those for which there may be no market...
Hesitation by the United States is threatening American Samoa's involvement in a new undersea fibre optic cable with Samoa. Samoa's prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, had invited American Samoa to join on to the Tui Samoa cable, which will be launched later this year. But American Samoa...
The Pacific is likely to see more teamwork involving China such as the Chinese-New Zealand partnership to pipe water around Rarotonga. An expert on China's foreign aid programme, Denghua Zhang, said the Te Mato Vai project in the Cook Islands was helping China learn about aid delivery and...
A school rugby coach will go on trial in Auckland next year for dozens of charges of sexual abuse against young boys. Alosio Taimo, a long-time school volunteer and member of the Samoan church community, pleaded not guilty to all charges during an appearance at the High Court on Wednesday. Justice...
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has shared with the federal government their concerns on the impact of Pacific fisheries with a proposed amendment to the federal Billfish Conservation Act (BCA). The proposed amendment, through federal legislation, was introduced last month...
Samoa has a new facility to shelter and train stray dogs. The shelter, at Tafaigata, is the first of its kind for Samoa and replaces a temporary shelter at Vaitele that was established in June 2014. It was opened by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, last week. Our correspondent,...
Noumea, NEW CALEDONIA — The Pacific Community (SPC) offers its congratulations on the appointment of the Kingdom of Tonga’s Fekita ‘Utoikamanu to the esteemed position of United Nations High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island...

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