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2011-12-31 08:20:59

In an attempt to realign its time zone with important trade partners and thus streamline business relations, the tiny island nation of Samoa has resorted to an unusual measure: They dropped Friday this week. When midnight rolled around on Thursday, December 29, inhabitants of the tiny South Pacific island simply skipped Friday and went straight to Saturday, December 31. Reports from the Associated Press say Samoans rallied around a centrally located clock tower in downtown Apia, the...

2011-06-21 13:04:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Tahiti Nui is offering travelers who book their flights from Los Angeles to New Zealand or Australia to experience the stunning islands of Tahiti with a complimentary three-day stopover. Customers who book roundtrip flights to either New Zealand or Australia between June 13, 2011 and July 1, 2011 for travel between August 21, 2011 and March 31, 2012* can spend three nights at the Sofitel Tahiti Maeva Beach Resort for no additional fee -...

2010-12-15 15:42:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In fall of 2011 and winter of 2012 two Holland America Line ships -- ms Westerdam and ms Rotterdam -- will sail three 30-day "Circle Hawaii, Tahiti and Marquesas Islands" explorations, visiting beautiful and picturesque islands throughout French Polynesia and the Aloha state. Westerdam's voyage sails round trip from San Diego, Calif., and departs Sept. 29, 2011. Rotterdam also sails round trip from San Diego and departs Jan. 4 and March 4, 2012....

2010-12-10 00:00:47

Answer Ten Questions about the Resort, Island and National Airline Over Five Weeks for a chance to Win a Five-Night Stay in French Polynesia and 2 Round Trip Tickets on Air Tahiti Nui Moorea, French Polynesia (PRWEB) December 8, 2010 There's no place better to unplug from this high tech world than the tropical paradise that is French Polynesia, but what about using electronic media to get there? The award-winning Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa is celebrating its Tenth Anniversary...

2010-07-12 06:20:00

A total solar eclipse plunged remote islands into darkness on Sunday after it began its 6,800 miles arc over the Pacific. The effect was so stunning in Tahiti that it drew crowds away from the World Cup in Polynesia to point their eyes to the sky instead. About 5,000 astronomers spread out across French Polynesia to look at the eclipse through special glasses. Thousands of other stargazers gathered on Easter Island, which scientists said would be the most impressive spot to view the...

2010-07-09 13:23:37

The French Polynesias will experience the islands' first solar eclipse in 350 years on Sunday. According to tourism minister Steeve Hamblin, over 5,000 tourists are expected in the Pacific islands for the eclipse, a mini-boom likely to bring in roughly $10.6 million for the local economy. The eclipse is due to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. local time, leaving those on the islands to have to choose between two major global events:  the eclipse and the World Cup final....

Latest Polynesia Reference Libraries

National Park Of America Samoa
2013-03-05 08:50:47

The National Park of American Samoa is located in the American territory known as American Samoa. The park is actually divided into three different areas comprised of the islands of Ta‘ū, Tutuila, and Ofu-Olosega. This park was legally established by Public Law 100-571 in 1988, but the land could not be acquired due to the traditional communal land system of its native inhabitants. However, in 1993, the National Park Service signed a fifty-year lease with Samoan village councils to acquire...

Pacific Rim
2013-02-19 13:33:00

The Pacific Rim is a reference to places around the edge of Pacific Ocean. The term Pacific Basin includes the Pacific Rim and the islands within the Pacific Ocean. It roughly overlaps with the geologic Pacific Ring of Fire. These countries are generally considered to be a part of the Pacific Rim, since they lie along the Pacific Ocean: North/East Asia Russia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand,...

2008-09-12 16:44:08

The Polynesian Triller (Lalage maculosa), is a passerine bird belonging to the triller genus Lalage in the cuckoo-shrike family Campephagidae. It has numerous subspecies distributed across the islands of the south-west Pacific. The breeding range extends through Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu and the Santa Cruz Islands. It occurs in a wide variety of habitats including man-made habitats such as plantations and gardens. It is about 6 inches to 6.25 inches long. The...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.