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PM Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Government has extended its alert level three lockdown for another two weeks, due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 in the community. There are 262 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 15 of which are imported cases of passengers on the repatriation flight from New Zealand in early...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The state has tentatively agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a lawsuit over an attack involving alleged gang members at the state’s largest jail after staff left doors and gates open in the facility, giving a group of inmates an opportunity to move between floors and use clubs and...
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Apia, SAMOA — COVID-19 numbers are climbing quickly in Samoa. Health officials have now indentified 45 cases of community transmission of coronavirus. The National Emergency Operations Committee said 34 new positive cases were confirmed last night after the announcement by Prime Minister Fiame...
Samoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There are 11 new confirmed community cases in Samoa. Its first community case was confirmed Thursday night. In response to the additional cases, Cabinet activated its zoning policy as part of the National Covid-19 plan to help stop the spread of the virus. To date, there...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — A Palolo couple has been charged on suspicion of labor trafficking. Police say the two allegedly held a teenage girl captive in their home and forced her to work as a servant. According to HNN, investigators report she was also repeatedly beaten. The couple was identified as...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Observer is reporting that Samoa authorities have detected two new positive COVID-19 cases with a driver and another health worker bringing to 15 the total number of active cases in Samoa. A statement issued by the Government Press Secretariat on Sunday afternoon confirmed...
Tulsi Gabbard
NEW YORK —The Daily Beast is reporting that former Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has long perplexed U.S. officials and observers with her seemingly inexplicable pro-Russian positions. And a new development this week is sure to reinforce the half-jokes that Gabbard is a “Russian asset”; as it...
Juan Tejedor Baron
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police were searching for two men suspected of killing a man whose body was found encased in concrete in a bathtub in one of Hawaii’s most exclusive, gated communities. Police, investigating a missing person’s case, entered a Hawaii Loa Ridge home Tuesday where they...
Nafanua II
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's badly damaged patrol boat Nafanua II is beyond repair and is being tagged for disposal by the Australian government. The Guardian class patrol boat, which was gifted by Australia two years ago, was damaged in a grounding last August. In a joint statement the Australian and...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Ministry of Police and Prisons is defending its decision to reinstate Police Prosecutor Kenneth Komiti who's accused of altering court documents. Deputy Police Commissioner Afamasaga Samuelu said the police don't have "sufficient evidence" to proceed with criminal charges, so...

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