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New sanitary gate at the Faleolo airport
Apia, SAMOA — Sanitary Gates have been installed at the Faleolo International Airport as further protection against COVID 19.As the first and last point of defense, the Samoa Airport Authority (SAA) has developed a Public Health Corridor initiative in its efforts to maintain a high level of...
Demonstrators with signs in Waikiki waving to traffic
Honolulu, HAWAII — Dozens of people gathered in Waikiki on Saturday for a rally organized by Refuse Fascism Hawaii. Demonstrators said they were there to “demand justice” for victims of police brutality, including incidents on the mainland. They also claimed two recent police shootings were acts of...
Soldier taking temperature of a woman in order to screen for COVID.
Suva, FIJI — A protocol breach at an isolation facility has resulted in Fiji's first Covid-19 case outside of border quarantine since March last year. In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said the breach related to an interaction between a soldier working in an isolation...
Samoa flag
Apia, SAMOA — With election results in Samoa confirmed over the weekend, negotiations are under way between the two main parties and a new independent MP who holds the balance of power. Both the incumbent HRPP and newcomer FAST with 25 seats each vie to form a government. The period for electoral...
Tuala Iosefo Ponifasio
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Independent who will decide the Government of Samoa for the next five years has confirmed he has not yet made a decision as to which side to join, as he continues to negotiate with leaders of both political parties. “Ia manino Samoa, e le’o iai se fa’ai’uga ua iai i...
Firefighter continuing CPR on police shooting victim
Honolulu, HAWAII — Sean Middleton was sitting in his car at a stoplight on Kalakaua Avenue on April 5 when he heard gunfire. Honolulu police officers were shooting at a stolen white Honda Accord filled with six suspects aged 14 to 22. It was only later that Middleton learned that his 16-year-old...
Caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi receiving the first injection of the 2-dose Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Covid-19 vaccination program started, Sunday (yesterday Samoa time) with caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi the first to receive his initial injection of the 2-dose Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Asked at the launch if he would be first to receive the...
Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi and Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA  — Samoa's election results have been confirmed with 25 seats each for the incumbent HRPP and newcomer FAST, with the final seat holder yet to confirm allegiance. The FAST leader says final negotiations will be held over the coming week with an independent MP who may hold the balance of...
Samoa Electoral Commission Office staff
  Apia, SAMOA — The official results of Samoa's 2021 general election has the top two political parties still tied. The final round of counting ended Friday (yesterday in Samoa), and the Electoral Commissioner then presented the results to the Head of State, who then declared the results official....
Samoa Election office staff
Apia, SAMOA — The final and official count for the Samoa general election 2021 is now underway. By 11pm Sunday night, all special votes had finally been sorted to the electoral constituencies - all done in the presence of official scrutineers. Provisional results over the weekend had the two main...

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