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Vials of Covid-19 vaccine
Honolulu, HAWAII — A fully vaccinated health care worker on Oahu contracted COVID-19 a month after receiving the second dose. That’s according to the state Department of Health’s latest COVID cluster report released Thursday. Officials said the health care worker received the final vaccine shot in...
Women fishers in the water
Apia, SAMOA — Pursuing a purpose nearly always leads to having the courage to make a deliberate choice in following the road less travelled, as Samoa’s principal fisheries officer, Su’a Sapeti Tiitii would tell you. When Su’a first entered the Fisheries division in Samoa’s Ministry of Agriculture...
Samoa Central Bank
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's economy collapsed by 8.6 percent in the 12 months to the end of September 2020. The loss in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was heavily impacted by a complete loss of income to the country's tourism sector. The latest economic update from the Central Bank of Samoa shows Samoa's...
Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa take first sip of 'ava
Apia, SAMOA — Former Samoa deputy prime minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa, has been named leader of the country's newest political party. The caucus of Fa'atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi, or FAST, party was united in the decision to elect Fiame leader during a meeting on Tuesday. Former HRPP MP and...
Maluseu Doris Tulifau in American Samoa with ASCC student in 2019
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — During the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic violence has soared globally, and the Pacific has some of the world's highest rates of violence against women. Five feminists from the Pacific chose to acknowledge International Women's Day this year by sharing their ideas on tackling...
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WASHINGTON — The Interior Department this week took steps to recommit to scientific integrity and empower the agency’s scientific and technical experts to use the best available science. Signed on Interior’s 172nd birthday and the 142nd birthday for the U.S. Geological Survey, secretarial order...
Dr. Adam Robinson, right, talks to a nurse
Honolulu, HAWAII — Dr. Adam Robinson wants the VA and the Army to better combine resources to help more patients Honolulu, HAWAII — The agency that oversees veterans affairs for the Pacific has its headquarters at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu alongside the medical command for active duty...
 Samoa First Union rep  Saina Tomi
Apia, SAMOA — Aisoli Faapusa Te’o was removed from the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) cruise ship he had been working on after he allegedly stabbed another sailor in an incident that he says was self-defense. Aisoli insists that he had acted in defense of a young Samoan sailor who was being...
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's former Deputy Prime Minister says allegations of treason and breaches of standing orders are a 'bit of an election ploy. The Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, ordered a Commission of Inquiry to look into the behaviour of Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, and three other MPs...
From left, Faumuina Wayne Fong, Olo Fiti Vaai, former Deputy PM Fiame Naomi Mataafa and La'auli Leuatea Polataivao
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's former deputy prime minister and three other Opposition MPs are to be investigated for alleged treasonous activities and breaches of Standing Orders. A Commission of Inquiry has been ordered to look into the behaviour of Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, who recently left the governing...

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