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Saipan in the Northern Marianas
Saipan, NORTHERN MARIANNAS — Efforts are being made to change the rules over who can own land in the Northern Marianas. Currently the constitution restricts the ownership of land to people of Northern Marianas descent. But a legislative initiative from Senate President, Jude Hofschneider, aims to...
Director General of Health Leausa Dr Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan authorities are likely to extend the quarantine period for 160 repatriated passengers who arrived three weeks ago if a 16-year-old male on their flight continues to test positive for Covid-19. Newsline Samoa reports the young carrier, who has been in isolation at the Tupua...
James Moniz
Honolulu, HAWAII — About 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, a car was stolen from the Aloha Gas station in Waianae. Witnesses say it was parked at the pump when a man jumped in the driver’s seat and took off. And in the passenger’s seat: A baby in her car seat. When the thief realized the baby was there,...
Lemalu Silao Vaisola-Sefo
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand's Pasifika community has been living and working on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic, since the coronavirus arrived a year ago. On the 28th February 2020, New Zealand announced their first confirmed Covid-19 case reported to the Ministry of Health. HOW...
Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital
Apia, SAMOA —  Samoa has registered it’s first official Covid-19 positive case since the global pandemic emerged out of Wuhan China in late 2019. The community remains covid free however, with the 16 year old in managed isolation since he arrived on a repatriation flight on the 12th of February...
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council logo
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council announces the following public meetings on fisheries management in offshore waters of Hawai‘i (HI), American Samoa (AS), Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)....
Chief executive of Tonga's Ministry of health Dr Siale Akauola
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — Tonga's Ministry of Health says it plans to vaccinate up to 70 percent of the population by the end of the year. The COVAX facility, an initiative set up to provide equitable access to vaccines, has put Tonga on the tentative list to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was...
Savalenoa Mareva Betham Annandale
Apia, SAMOA — In a press statement issued Saturday afternoon, Samoa’s Attorney General Savalenoa Mareva Betham Annandale clarifies provisions of the newly passed Lands and Titles Act 2020, stating, “the decision for both bestowal and removal of a matai remains with the family, as it should be”. The...
Suva, FIJI — Fijian authorities have warned that illicit drugs more lethal than methamphetamine are being produced across the country. The warning comes following discoveries of clandestine laboratories by police in the Western and Eastern divisions. The head of the police drug unit, Assistant...
Tasi and Ioana Parker with their dog
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The family of a Kiwi woman, who recently found out she was dying of cancer, say the process of trying to get her Samoan parents an emergency allocation in a managed isolation facility has been frustrating. Tasi and Ioana Parker, New Zealand citizens who retired to Samoa...

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