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The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has requested a federal government entity to consult appropriate agencies in the US territories - including American Samoa - when conducting a status review of giant clam species. Earlier this year in June, the US National Marine Fisheries...
Regional areas could see an influx of Pacific Islanders after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull signed a deal at the 48th Pacific Island Leaders forum in Samoa. The prime minister was greeted at the airport in the capital of Apia by the Samoan deputy prime minister on Friday morning before being...
The rain failed to dampen the spirits of hundreds who took part in the opening of the 27th Teuila Festival in front of the government building this week. The day started with a parade on Beach Road, kicking off the first day of activities, which included traditional games, entertainment, cricket...
The Forum Fisheries Agency is urging caution over new data showing Pacific tuna are not being overfished. The figures suggest the entire tuna stock is at a healthy level, including Bigeye which has long been been reported as severely overfished. The agency's Wez Norris said the data is potentially...
Virgin Australia has confirmed it will continue its service to Samoa, once a joint-venture with the Samoa government ends. The airline will take over from 13 November, one day after the decade-long Virgin Samoa joint-venture ends. Subject to approval from the Samoa government, Virgin Australia will...
Pacific health ministers hope a focus on mothers will help curb a surge in child obesity in the region. The ministers met in the Cook Islands last week and embraced a commitment to leave no one behind as they work towards their goal of "healthy Islands". The Cook Islands Minister of Health Nandi...
Leaders from around the region will attempt to form a collective voice on such varied topics as climate change, illegal fishing and labour mobility as they gather in Samoa's capital Apia for the annual Pacific Islands Forum. The official theme of this year's forum is The Blue Pacific: Our Sea of...
PULLMAN, Washington — Police officers are taught that someone who is acting timid might be hiding something. But people raised in American Samoa behaving that way are usually showing respect for authority, said Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, who just returned from a five-day trip to the Pacific...
*/ Although not privy to a health report on HIV AIDS which contains recommendations for Samoa to legalize abortion and same sex marriage, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi did not mince words when he out rightly opposed the two recommendations. Said the Prime Minister, “...
AMATA ANNOUNCES OVER $10 MILLION IN AIRPORT GRANTS Washington, D.C. – Thursday, August 31, 2017 - Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to announce more than $10.1 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Pago Pago International Airport. “These efforts to preserve...

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