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Samoa Airways jet on runway
Apia, SAMOA — A former CEO of Samoa Airways Fauo'o Fatu Tielu says the airline is technically bankrupt. Fauo'o, who is running for parliament next year, told the Samoa Observer newspaper that according to the company's annual report 2018-19 it accumulated losses of $US25 million. The report...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's two positive test results of Covid-19, have been declared as historical cases and non-infectious. A 23 year old sailor who had been working in Italy and a 70 year old man who had travelled from Australia had both produced mixed tests, including a positive result for the...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The University of Hawaiʻi has received nearly $1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) towards developing and evaluating community engagement strategies meant to help increase COVID-19 testing and to better understand the infection patterns among non-Native...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Government of Samoa reiterated over the weekend that the quarantine period for all passengers from the flight of the 13th November 2020 from New Zealand has been extended for another week. This was a collective decision made to ensure that the country is protected from a potential...
City’s mobile testing lab at Honolulu airport
Honolulu, HAWAII — The city’s mobile testing lab at Honolulu’s airport is ramping up operations ― and is now a trusted inter-county testing partner. The National Kidney Foundation is the project organizer. Initially, the project was catered to first responders and their families and state and...
Hawaiian Airlines plane on HNL reef runway
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaiian Airlines this week announced it is offering drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 pre-flight tests for its guests traveling to the islands from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle. Guests who test within 72 hours of their flight and receive a negative result prior...
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Washington. D. C. — Washington alleges China's "aggressive" behaviour is threatening the region's stability and the sovereignty of some nations. Sandra Oudkirk, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said there had been a range of increasingly problematic...
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Apia, SAMOA — A Samoan nurse who injected a pregnant mother with the wrong medicine, which allegedly caused her death along with her unborn child, is still employed by the Ministry of Health. TV1Samoa reports the revelation was made at a coronial inquest into the 2019 deaths of 23 year-old Victoria...
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Apia, SAMOA — A 70-year-old man is Samoa’s second suspected case of COVID-19, the Director-General of Health in Samoa, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri confirmed at a press conference on Friday in Samoa. Naseri said the man was now in isolation at Motootua hospital — as was his wife, who had tested negative...
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Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Governments all around the world are scrambling to secure access to COVID-19 vaccines for their citizens. Over the past few weeks, companies Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen Pharmaceutica have released results of significantly effective vaccines in preventing the virus. But...

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