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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A legal ruling in Texas is opening the door to mandatory vaccinations in Hawaii, according to Hawaii’s attorney general. A federal judge allowed a Houston hospital to fire workers who refused to be vaccinated. The attorney general said that means the state can also...
Samoa parliament building with tents
Apia, SAMOA — At Friday’s sitting of the Samoa Court of Appeal to decide on the Supreme Court ruling on the legality of the ad-hoc swearing in of Faatuatua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) Party, the Court reserved its decision and Chief Justice Satiu set a date by which it would be delivered. The...
Tom Udall, D-N.M
Santa Fe, NEW MEXICO — Former U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico is being nominated by President Joe Biden to become the next United States ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper is reporting. The appointment requires passage by the U.S. Senate, where Udall is...
Suva, FIJI — Fiji has reported a daily record 1405 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 8am on Friday, health authorities said. That compares to 1220 cases and 10 deaths in the previous 24-hour period. The government also confirmed six more deaths last night, taking the death toll to 80 - 78 of...
 Chief Justice Satiu Simativa Perese,Head of State, CJ's wife
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's caretaker government is continuing its attempts to undermine the judiciary. The Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) has written again to the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) requesting it act against the country's Chief Justice. The HRPP's MP for Faleata West, Leala'ilepule...
Chief Justice Satiu Simativa Perese and Head of State
Apia, SAMOA — Chiefs from a prominent village on Samoa's big island have thrown their support behind the country's Chief Justice after the caretaker government questioned his competency. Matai from Savaii's important maritime port village of Salelologa have urged the Human Rights Protection Party (...
Frank William Funes
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 39-year-old Pahoa man has been charged with attempted murder and burglary in connection with a domestic abuse case on July 8. The incident happened in Hawaiian Beaches. Police said Frank William Funes allegedly stabbed a woman and fled the scene. He was also charged...
FAST leader Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's caretaker HRPP administration and its leader Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi have been accused of an unprecedented attack on the rule of law. The call comes from the winner of April's election, majority party FAST, which has raised concern about what it described as "disturbing...
HRPP logo
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's HRPP party — the country's caretaker government — has now lost six seats since the 9 April election, with eight by-elections to come. The incoming FAST Party government holds 26 seats to the HRPP's 19. FAST, which won the election but has been stymied in its efforts to assume...
Talalelei Pauga
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA — A Samoan man charged with trying to assassinate Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi could be extradited from Australia within weeks. The Brisbane Magistrates Court concluded on Friday that Talalelei Pauga is eligible for extradition to Samoa and he has again been...

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