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DENGUE MOSQUITO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa's Ministry of Health has announced 65 cases of dengue-like illness in its latest reporting period, from April 29 to May 5. This comes as RNZ Pacific is reporting that American Samoa's Department of Health is set to start spraying private schools as a preventive...
Governor Lemanu and Prime Minister Fiame
Governor Lemanu and Prime Minister Fiame formally signed the outcomes of the Fifth Atoa o Samoa this past Thursday, marking a significant step forward in their joint efforts towards prosperity and cooperation. [ASG photoPago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the Fifth Atoa o Samoa drew to a close, the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On April 20, 2024, a mother of five in distress contacted the Fagatogo Police Station (FPS) to report being chased and threatened by her husband. The defendant was later apprehended and charged with the following: Count 1: Private Peace Disturbance (DV) — a class C...
Local law enforcement officers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Honoring American Samoa’s police in recognition of National Police Week (May 12-18), and National Peace Officers Memorial Day (observed May 15 every year). “Thank you to our law enforcement officers for their readiness to respond in time of need,” said Congresswoman...
MV Talitiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — MV Talitiga was dedicated last week, Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Inter-island Wharf in Fagatogo. Paramount Builders Company, which owns the vessel that will offer commercial service along the route between Manu'a, Aunu'u, and Tutuila. The local company is owned by...
Amata's mother
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following statement in celebration of Mother’s Day: “God bless all of our mothers! A mother’s love is a powerful force for good in this world, and in the lives of her children. ‘Her children rise up and call her blessed,’ (Proverbs 31:...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On April 19, 2024, at about 9:35 p.m, a woman contacted the Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) to report that her 11-year-old cousin was sexually assaulted by her (the victim’s) older brother in their home in Nu'uuli. The defendant was charged with four counts of Assault in...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Stuff that poisons our cats and dogs are commonly found around the home. CHOCOLATE Chocolate is readily available in most homes and found in candies, baked goods, and many other treats.  The chemical of concern is theobromine. Unsweetened, baker’s chocolate, and 100%...
sailor deploying technology for e-DNA, biophysical sensors, and 3-D reconstruction of corals
Bay of Islands, NZ — A new project is collecting three types of information to help fill an existing gap of Pacific Ocean data. New Zealand Geographic and the Cawthron Institute have launched Citizens of the Sea, which aims to map the health and biodiversity of the Pacific at a larger scale than...
ASVB together with nineteen other Pacific Island tourism association
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Visitors Bureau (ASVB) together with nineteen other Pacific Island tourism organizations, has enhanced its understanding of the tourism market, identified new opportunities for collaboration— contributing to the development of sustainable tourism...

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