- Navy sailor who shot himself is Hawaii's THIRD submariner to die by suicide in 16 months
Manuel Hernandez Julian Jr (left), 23, died of self-inflicted gunshot wound on Pearl Harbor on March 15. In December 2019, Gabriel Romero (left), 22, fatally shot two others before killing himself.
Daily Mail. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 21:44:31 GMT.
- Sauvignon Blanc: This Multitalented, Aromatic Grape Is Growing In Popularity
Sauvignon Blanc is famous from Sancerre and Bordeaux in France but plantings have increased enormously around the world in the last 20 years, not least in New Zealand and Chile. Its aromatic character is easy to like and to recognize. ...
By Per and Britt Karlsson, Contributor. Forbes. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 12:55:35 -0400.
- Hawaii to roll out 'vaccine passport' program by summer
Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D) on Friday approved a "vaccine passport" program for inter-island travel that could begin as early as May and expand to out-of-state travel by the summer, ...
Joseph Choi. The Hill. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:51:45 +0000.
- India source of most quarantine cases as vaccine sees US numbers drop
New Zealand has implemented a temporary travel ban on arrivals from India until April 28 in light of rising cases acquired in India.
Mary Ward. Sydney Morning Herald. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:58:50 +1000.
- Samoa election: Final count starts after provisional results show tight race
By RNZ The final and official count for the Samoa general election 2021 is now under way.By 11pm last night, all special votes had finally been sorted to the electoral constituencies - all done in the presence of official ...
New Zealand Herald. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:37:33 +1200.
- Video from Hawaii hotel lockdown shows guests huddled inside after gunman fires on staff
Video taken by guests at the luxury Kahala Resort & Hotel in Honolulu shows them huddled in the ballroom after a naval lieutenant allegedly opened fire on staff
Alice Hutton. The Independent. Sun, 11 Apr 2021 20:47:37 GMT.
- Counting under way in tight Samoa election
The election pitted Malielegaoi, who has been prime minister for the last 22 years, against former ally Mataafa.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:48:16 +0000.
- UnitedHealth (UNH) to Aid Eligible Medicaid Members in Hawaii
UnitedHealth (UNH) to improve health outcomes of Medicaid members in Hawaii through contract wins.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 16:16:00 GMT.
- Even 'dungers' are too pricey in NZ property market
Covid-containing New Zealand has the most unaffordable housing market among developed nations.
BBC News. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 05:24:34 GMT.
- New Zealand to open travel bubble with Australia - but 'flyer beware'
New Zealand is to create a travel bubble with Australia allowing quarantine-free visits from 19 April.
Sky News. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 07:34:00 +0100.
- Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel
Both nations have contained Covid outbreaks and maintained very low or near-zero infection rates.
BBC News. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 06:15:54 GMT.
- New Zealand to open travel bubble with Australia on April 19
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand announced Tuesday it will open a long-anticipated travel bubble with Australia on April 19 now that both countries have been successful in stamping out the spread of the coronavirus. ...
Nick Perry. Washington Times. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 00:28:20 -0400.
- Hawaii Residents Worry About Returning Tourists Heedless of Pandemic
For much of the pandemic, Hawaii had some of the strictest rules for visitors in the United States. But now testing can replace a quarantine in most areas.
Melina Delkic. New York Times. Mon, 29 Mar 2021 09:55:44 +0000.
- Hawaiian Airlines Begins Ticket Sales for Nonstop Phoenix-Maui Flights
Hawaiian Airlines yesterday began ticket sales for nonstop service between Phoenix (PHX) and Maui (OGG). ....
Travel Industry Wire. 2021-03-24 18:11:37 EST.
- Guam remains top priority for US Pacific Deterrence Initiative, INDOPACOM chief nominee says
The US should continue to make Guam its top Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI) investment, Admiral John Aquilino, Pacific Fleet commander, told members of the ...
Janes 360. Wed, 24 Mar 2021 14:38:08 Z.
- Hawaii rail agency requests lobbyists amid funding issues
HONOLULU (AP) - The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has issued proposal requests to hire a federal lobbyist and a board consultant to lobby officials. ...
Washington Times. Sat, 13 Mar 2021 11:08:22 -0500.
- Hawaii remains under flash flood watch through Friday after declaring state of emergency
The Hawaiian Islands, battered once again by heavy downpours, will remain under a flash flood watch through Friday evening.
Julia Musto. Fox News. Thu, 11 Mar 2021 19:33:00 GMT.
- Hawaii governor declares state of emergency following major flooding
Some areas of Hawaii got 1 to 2 feet of rain in just 24 hours.
ABC News. Wed, 10 Mar 2021 07:47:42 -0500.
The Pacific Islands of Oceania are grouped into three regions:
Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The island nations of
Melanesia include Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and
The nations of Micronesia include the Federated States of Micronesia
as well as Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, and Palau.
The Polynesian nations include New Zealand plus Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu.
More news and information about selected Pacific Island nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Republic of Fiji's capital city is Suva, and its national currency
is the Fiji Dollar. English is the primary language used in Fiji,
and in 2020, the population of Fiji was estimated at 896,445.
The Republic of Kiribati's capital city is Tawara, and its currency
is the Australian Dollar. English and Kiribati are the primary
languages used in the Republic, and in 2020, the Republic's population
was estimated at 119,449.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands' capital city is Majuro,
and its currency is the US Dollar. English and Marshellese are
the primary languages used on the islands, and in 2020, the islands'
population was estimated at 59,190.
The Federated States of Micronesia's capital city is Palikir,
and its currency is the US Dollar. English is the primary language
used in Micronesia, and in 2020, the islands' estimated population
The Republic of Nauru's capital city is Yaren District, and its currency
is the Australian Dollar. Nauruan and English are the
primary languages used in Nauru, and in 2020, Nauru's estimated
population was 10,824.
New Zealand's capital city
is Wellington, and its national currency is the New Zealand Dollar.
English and Maori are widely used languages in New Zealand, and in 2020,
the nation's estimated population was 4,822,233.
The Republic of Palau's
capital city is Koror, and its currency is the US Dollar.
Palauan and English are the primary languages of Palau,
and in 2020, Palau's estimated population was 18,094.
Papua New Guinea's capital city is Port Moresby,
and its national currency is the Kina. English, Tok Pisin,
and Hiri Motu are the primary languages of PNG, and in 2020, the
country's estimated population was 8,947,024.
The Independent State of Samoa's
capital city is Apia, and its national currency is the Tala.
Samoan and English are the primary languages used in Samoa, and in 2020,
Samoa's estimated population was 198,414.
The Solomon Islands' capital city is Honiara, and its national currency
is the Solomon Islands Dollar. English is the primary language
of the Solomon Islands, and in 2020, the islands' estimated population
The Kingdom of Tonga's capital city
is Nuku'alofa, and its national currency is the Tongan Dollar.
English and Tongan are the primary languages of Tonga, and in 2020,
Tonga's estimated population was 105,695.
Tuvalu's capital city
is Fongafale, and its currency is the Australian Dollar. Tuvuluan
and English are the primary languages used on Tuvalu, and in 2020, the
nation's estimated population was 11,792.
The Republic of Vanuatu's capital city is Port-Vila,
and its national currency is the Vatu. Bislama, English, and French
are the primary languages spoken on Vanuatu, and in 2020, the Republic's
estimated population was 307,145.