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Travelers wearing face masks arrive at airport
Apia, SAMOA — The Government Press Secretariat confirmed last night that two students returning home from China via Nadi Fiji have been quarantined as a precautionary measure. The students arrived on Friday night via Nadi Fiji on Fiji Airways. The Samoan students are isolated under self-quarantine...
  UNITED KINGDOM — New research released last week reveals that the average footall fan in the United States, will eat a staggering 10,821 calories and 180 grams of saturated fate this Super Bowl Sunday. 7 in 10 football fans will overindulge this Super Bowl Sunday, with the average fan planning...
Tologatā Tile Tuimalealiifano speaking at press conference
Apia, SAMOA — The General Manager of Samoa’s Electric Power Corporation has confirmed that Samoa’s power supply is in a “State of Emergency” and that the nation should prepare for more power cuts and a nation-wide rationing of electricity supply. The whole of Upolu experienced an unexpected power...
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said it will take down misinformation about China's fast-spreading coronavirus, in a rare departure from its usual approach to dubious health content that is presenting a fresh challenge for social media companies. The coronavirus outbreak has stoked a wave of...
CDC health alert
Honolulu, HAWAII — It will be up to travelers to identify themselves if they suspect coronavirus symptoms when they arrive at Honolulu International Airport, federal health officials said Tuesday. Passengers arriving in Honolulu from the Hubei Province of China will receive a copy of a travel...
Package of Methamphetamine
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — Police in Tonga have arrested four people on drugs charges and seized over 40 packs or 20 grammes of methamphetamine as well as cannabis. Over the weekend, two 50-year-old men, a 58-year-old man, and a 21-year-old woman were arrested and all remain in custody, having been...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Ministry of Health has confirmed that two Samoan sailors are in quarantine for 14 days at the Faleolo District Hospital amid fears they might be carrying China's coronavirus. According to the Samoa Observer, the two have been at the hospital, which has been converted into a...
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Anchorage, ALASKA — A 25-year-old Samoan man — who was sentenced more than a week ago at the federal court in Anchorage, Alaska in a separate felony gun possession case — is facing kidnapping and murder charges in state court. Iosia Nelson Fiso, who resides in Anchorage, pled guilty last year to...
Gate to Tafa'igata Prison in Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Parole Board has given 13 prisoners, including one imprisoned for life, belated New Year presents with their applications for parole being accepted. Chief executive of the Ministry of Justice and Court Administration Moliei Simi Va'ai told the Samoa Observer, 56 prisoners...
 Samoa Airways Twin Otter at American Samoa's Tafuna International Airport
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Minister for Public Enterprise says the country's national airline will replace the aircraft it uses between the two Samoas with a larger plane and it will open new routes to other countries in the region. Lautafi Fio Purcell, the minister responsible for Samoa Airways, told...

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