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HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — A series of U.S. Supreme Court decisions that laid the groundwork for territorial-federal relations continues to be criticized as a racist relic of America’s history.

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Thirty-four pounds of methamphetamine and 7 pounds of marijuana were found during federal search warrants executed on multiple packages mailed to Guam over the past five months.

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised the warning level for Guam to Level 3.

The new Yap Island Market has seen an upsurge in participation with the latest market event held April 30, 2021. As Yap remains Covid-free, and the borders still closed, the Yap Visitors Bureau continues to find ways to enjoy a “normal life.” Previously this kind of market activity occurred …

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Local volunteers continue their efforts to keep the island beautiful — one group picking up dozens of bags of trash at Marbo Cave one week after the Guam Earth Month Islandwide Beautification cleanup event where 17.36 tons of trash was picked up.

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services) — Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia who travel to foreign jurisdictions, for any purpose, are advised that they may be subject to mandatory quarantine. Covid-19 testing is required 72 hours prior to travel to the U.S. Some U.S. states …

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Two men were arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass at Ipan Beach Park this past week, including someone who authorities initially suspected to be homeless.

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HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Guam's full vaccination rate has passed the 60,000 mark and is within reach of the governor's Path to Half goal of fully vaccinating at least 50%, or about 62,500 adults, by May 1 to reopen tourism and ease post-travel quarantine.

APIA (Samoa Observer/Pacnews) — While Samoa started to roll out its Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine this week, for neighboring island American Samoa, more than half of  the population who are eligible have completed their two-shot regimen. 

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — The Department of Public Health and Social Services confirmed Wednesday that most of the recent travel-related Covid-19-positive cases in the government quarantine facility were from the Philippines.

Yap Visitors Bureau is using its pandemic downtime to improve its historic and cultural sites. With travel to Yap pretty much at a standstill, YVB is utilizing an FSM Congress grant to enhance the cultural and historical sites on island as part of their effort to promote community-based tour…

COLONIA, Yap —  Motions have been filed by the State of Yap, as plaintiff, to delay the trials of the two defendants in the murder of Yap's former acting attorney general, Rachelle Bergeron-Hammerling, until August 2021 after several prior hearing and trial dates were rescheduled or cancelled.

SYDNEY (Reuters) — Hundreds of passengers from Australia began arriving in New Zealand airports on Monday after authorities reopened borders, a pandemic milestone that allows quarantine-free travel between the countries for the first time in over a year.

MAJURO — Just days before the U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced a “pause” on the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine, the Marshall Islands had already extended its aggressive vaccine program to the first remote island using the new one-shot vaccine.

SUVA (FBC News/Pacnews) — Every Fijian who has received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine has their second dose stored away by the Health Ministry.