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Hawaii-based shipping company Matson Inc. is launching direct service between Honolulu and the Republic of the Marshall Islands next year that will shorten cargo service to the island nation from the Mainland by as many as eight days. The new route will be operated twice a week and serve the ports...
AUMUA ANNOUNCES U.S. DOT GRANTS WORTH $500,000 Washington, D.C. — Thursday, July 27, 2017 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the Department of Transportation has awarded Pago Pago International Airport $500,000. “I’m glad that U.S. DOT has seen the need for improvements for the...
SAMOA FROZEN AGRO-EXPORTS NOT EXCLUSIVE TO TARO — Frozen taro is not the only export agro commodity on demand overseas. In fact, according to the Minister of Agriculture Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi, who returned last week from launching the Samoa frozen taro in New Zealand,...
Undercover News reported this week that prosecutors in the tuna price-fixing case say fining Bumble Bee Foods more than $25 million would "jeopardize" the firm's future and suggested giving the company a $111m reduction in penalty from what federal guidelines otherwise suggest. The firm will have...
AMATA ANNOUNCES CMS CHANGES TO MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY — Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, July 25, 2017 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has changed the eligibility levels of Medicaid qualification in American Samoa from 200% of...
Samoa’s new international airline, Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly pursue a range of commercial opportunities and partnerships. Under the proposed partnership, Fiji Airways will provide initial support to Samoa Airways to help launch its...
The Samoa Government has taken on board suggestions for a Water Power top-up initiative identical to the Cash Power top-up for electricity. The suggestion was made by Taimi ma le Palemia weekly television program host Toleafoa Pili Afamasaga Asiata and it has tickled Prime Minister Tuilaepa...
A marine conservation who has just returned from an expedition to survey a massive 'garbage patch' in the South Pacific ocean says it's completely devoid of marine life. Captain Charles Moore, who led the mission around Easter Island and Robinson Crusoe Island, said the South Pacific gyre is at...
An Australian think tank says the withdrawal of the US Trump administration from the Paris Accord presents an opportunity for the Pacific to look to China. The director of research at The Australian Institute, Rod Campbell said China is getting more serious about climate change. Mr Campbell said he...
Nine Pacific Island food and beverage companies from five countries will showcase and sell their wares of packaged foods and drinks at the Auckland Food Show this week. Among the products that will be on show will be a range of biscuits, snack foods, artesian water (in biodegradable bottles),...

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