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Satellite image of the Tonga eruption on January 15.
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — Four months on from the violent explosion of Tonga's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano, scientists are still piecing together what caused the biggest eruption the world has seen in decades. January's blast sent shockwaves around the world: the sonic booms could be heard as far...
Max Sword (left)
Honolulu, HAWAII — Three former Honolulu officials charged with engaging in a conspiracy had hoped a judge would determine their fates but will instead face a jury of their peers sometime this fall, U.S. District Court Judge Leslie Kobayashi said Thursday. Former city attorney Donna Leong, former...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has recorded its youngest COVID-related death. This was revealed by the Acting Director General of Health, Tagaloa Robert Thomsen, confirmed the 36-year-old male died on May 1 from pneumonia made worse by COVID-19. Tagaloa also confirmed the national COVID-19 vaccination roll...
Samoa Motootua National Hospital hallway
Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Health (M.O.H.) in Samoa has reported 449 new community cases to increase the confirmed number of community cases to 10,583. A M.O.H. Situational Report on COVID-19 in Samoa, which was released Sunday 9pm and covered the 2pm Monday 2 May to 2pm Wednesday 4 May 2022...
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Nuku'alofa, TONGA — There is a political upheaval in Tonga with the ousting of three MPs after they were found guilty of attempting to bribe voters during the run-up to the 2021 general elections. Each was found guilty in separate rulings made by Tonga's Supreme Court in the space of a week....
The Diamadi family
Honolulu, HAWAII — When David Diamadi and his wife Joyce debated moving from Florida back to Joyce’s home island of Guam more than a decade ago, they considered what would be best for their daughter Haley, who has Down syndrome. Living on the U.S. island territory would bring them closer to many...
U.S. Federal District Court House, Honolulu, HI
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Samoan man, charged by federal indictment with one count of making a false statement on a U.S passport application, has requested the federal court in Honolulu to move his trial date to later this year. Vai Salamasina Taula Fetuli — aka, “Vai Doc Taula” — is accused of...
Samoa PM Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa will have a year-long celebration for its 60th Independence anniversary starting June 1. A submission from the Independence Organizing Committee was approved by Cabinet. The official celebrations will start with local thanksgiving services with the main celebrations to be held...
Robert Richmond
Honolulu, HAWAII — A research professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is part of an independent panel of global experts on nuclear issues that is consulting with Pacific nations after Japan proposed discharging treated nuclear wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. Robert Richmond, a research...
Samoa Motootua National Hospital hallway
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's youngest COVID-19 patient to be hospitalized - a toddler who also had severe pneumonia - has been discharged from hospital in what is being described as a miracle. Head paediatritian Papalii Kamu Tito said the girl has been taken home after being in an induced coma for five...

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