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Biden’s Administration Reaffirms Commitment to The Pacific Despite Other Crises White House/2021

Biden’s Administration Reaffirms Commitment to The Pacific Despite Other Crises

The administration dispatched its top diplomat to the region and released a new Indo-Pacific strategy in a bid to counter China's efforts to expand its influence.
Tonga Entering Lockdown Following Two Positive Covid Cases Conversation

Tonga Entering Lockdown Following Two Positive Covid Cases

Tonga had been Covid-free since the beginning of the pandemic. But the recent volcanic eruption led to foreign aid, which has introduced the virus.
Samoa Entering Lockdown After 15 Test Covid Positive Screenshot/Zoom

Samoa Entering Lockdown After 15 Test Covid Positive

A number of passengers arriving on a flight from Brisbane, Australia, carrying 73 people, have tested positive for Covid-19.
United Airlines Suspends Flights To Majuro In Marshall Islands April Estrellon/Civil Beat /2018

United Airlines Suspends Flights To Majuro In Marshall Islands

The atoll's airport may be at “high risk” for collapse, say officials, prompting public safety concerns.
Tonga Confirms 3 Dead After Eruption New Zealand Defence Force/2022

Tonga Confirms 3 Dead After Eruption

The government of Tonga has released its first statement since the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption cut it off from the outside world.
‘We Just Want To Hear If They Are OK Or Not’: Oahu’s Tongans Rallying As They Await Word New Zealand Defence Force/2022

‘We Just Want To Hear If They Are OK Or Not’: Oahu’s Tongans Rallying As They Await Word

The local Tongan community is preparing crates to send to their extended families, full of the essentials like clothing and kitchenware.
Tonga Is Still Cut Off Following Massive Eruption Tonga Geological Services/2022

Tonga Is Still Cut Off Following Massive Eruption

The Hunga Tonga volcano spewed ash and rock, setting off tsunamis across the Pacific and cutting off the Pacific nation's key communication lines with the rest of the world.
CNMI House Votes To Impeach Governor Torres Courtesy: CNMI Office of Governor

CNMI House Votes To Impeach Governor Torres

The House voted in favor of six articles of impeachment relating to fraud, theft, neglect of duty, corruption and unlawful travel.
Impeachment Charges Filed Against CNMI Governor Courtesy: CNMI Office of Governor

Impeachment Charges Filed Against CNMI Governor

Gov. Ralph Torres has been under investigation for misuse of public funds since 2019, relating to first-class travel and allegations of frivolous spending.
Hawaii Wins International Cocoa Awards Courtesy: Maui Ku'ia

Hawaii Wins International Cocoa Awards

Hawaii's products topped more than 200 other entrants at the international Cocoa of Excellence Awards on Tuesday evening.