February 19, 2021

Pacific Islanders Turn to Local Economies to Drive Post-pandemic Recovery

While Pacific Island countries have, so far, been spared a catastrophic spread of COVID-19, their economies have been devastated by the effects of border closures, internal […]
February 5, 2021

New Covid-19 measures in American Samoa

American Samoa’s governor, Lemanu Peleti Mauga has made it mandatory to wear masks and social distancing in both public and private sector. The governor’s new directive […]
January 27, 2021

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers and partners find new record-sized coral colony in American Samoa

NOAA-funded researchers have identified a new record size coral colony at Ta’u Island in American Samoa, even larger than the island’s Big Momma colony, one of the largest in the world.
January 21, 2021

More Covid-19 vaccines arrive in American Samoa

A new shipment of Covid-19 vaccines has arrived in American Samoa, 7800 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Our correspondent said it's the intention of health authorities to complete 10,000 vaccinations before the first repatriation flight from Honolulu on January 29.
January 6, 2021

A traditional wave? Maybe not, but cruise deals are starting to flood in.

It's not a tsunami, but wave season deals are starting to flood in, from cruise lines big and small. Given the current circumstances, it's been debated whether there will be a 2021 wave season.
January 6, 2021

‘Resiliency and optimism’ in CLIA’s 2021 outlook

New Cruise Lines International Association research shows two out of three cruisers are willing to cruise within a year and 58% of international vacationers, who have never cruised, likely to do so in the next few years.
January 6, 2021

Crystal Says Newbuild Endeavor on Track for Summer Debut

Crystal Endeavor is on track to debut in the summer, according to Crystal, which said it's pleased with the resumption of work on the vessel at MV Werften.
December 22, 2020

End of Quarantine for batch of Samoa travellers

The last group of travellers in quarantine in Samoa will be released this week according to the National Emergency Operations Center.
December 10, 2020

Proud Moment for Top Samoan Woman

A Samoan has become the University of Otago’s first female doctor promoted to Professor.
December 3, 2020

American Samoa Health Department Disappointed Governor Rejected US Mission Stopover Due to Covid-19 Concerns

The American Samoa Department of Health apparently set up a plan to accommodate the US government mission to Antarctica which was later denied access by the local governor.
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