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Samoa court building
Apia, SAMOA — A 69-year-old man in Samoa has pleaded not guilty on two counts of murder and one count each of possession of unlawful weapon and armed with a dangerous weapon. The two victims in Afega village were attacked in the early hours of last month's New Year celebrations. The accused, Vaotu'...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government says it's considering increasing criminal penalties for drug trafficking following a recent spate of intercepted drugs at the border. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said on TV3 Samoa that there was a need to reconsider penalties of drug convictions. His...
Proud Boys Nick Ochs, left, and Nicholas DeCarlo pose
WASHINGTON — Hawaii Proud Boy Nicholas Ochs faces a series of new criminal charges related to storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 with a pro-Trump mob intent on stopping Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department unsealed an...
Healthcare worker with COVID-19 test kit
Honolulu, HAWAII — A highly contagious COVID-19 variant first detected in southeast England may be present in Hawaii, state health officials said Tuesday. Test specimens from four people in Hawaii contained a molecular signal associated with the U.K. variant. Now, the state’s public health...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa will receive its first shipment of Pfizer vaccine by the end of March with the Ministry of Health looking at legal options for people who would not want to be immunized. The Director-General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri, said in times of a pandemic everyone needed to support...
Samoa coronavirus banner
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa raised its alert level of COVID-19 on Thursday after finding a patient suspected to be potentially infected with the virus. According to the Samoa Observer, Samoa's director general of health Leausa Take Naseri confirmed at a press conference on Thursday that the 23-year-old...
The Samoa Parliament Building
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa legislative office is reacting to claims made by the Samoa Observer article of Sunday, 24th January 2021 headlined; “Brand new Parliament Building springs leak”. In a press release issued yesterday, the Clerk of the Office issued the following statement: While we do not...
Office of Hawaiian Affairs entrance
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs wants the state to improve its data collection for Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. A resolution backed by OHA calls for several public agencies, including county police departments, to release disaggregated data on Native Hawaiian and...
Hawaiian Airlines plane on HNL reef runway
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaiian Airlines has begun pre-clearing guests departing from select U.S. mainland cities to Hawai‘i under a program allowing travelers with a negative COVID-19 test to bypass the airport screening in Hawai‘i Hawaiian, which launched its Pre-Clear Program at San Francisco...
Samoa policemen
Apia, SAMOA — Six men from Falelatai have been arrested; five charged with assault and one with threatening to kill, in relation to the brutal beating of two youth last Saturday morning. A reliable source who did not wish to be named for fear of retribution by the village, told Samoa Global News...

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