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Samoa courthouse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sia Figiel made her first appearance in court yesterday after being arrested and charged with murder. The well-known playwright and poet is alleged to have killed retired Professor Caroline Sinaviana Gabbard in Vaivase-uta. A gag- order is being sought pending an...
 Iakina Adventist Academy Class of 2024
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Iakina Adventist Academy graduating Class of 2024 held its Commencement Ceremony with the theme, "Strengthened to Conquer" yesterday morning at the DYWA gymnasium in Tafuna. Unlike the usual practice where the audience rises while the graduates enter the venue in a...
dept of legal affairs
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Written comments are being solicited after the American Samoa Dept. of Legal Affairs issued notice on June 4, 2024, that it intends to amend American Samoa Administrative Code (ASAC) 41.1102 (C) regarding the American Samoa Entry Permit Waiver Program. Under the program...
The Tafuna High School Change of Command ceremony
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tafuna High School’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) marked a significant milestone with its annual Change of Command Ceremony. Cadet Colonel Olefa Fepuleai handed over leadership to Cadet Colonel Ladenia Lavata'i. This ceremony symbolizes the transition...
Secretary Blinken
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On the heels of American Samoa being granted observer status at the Micronesian Island Forum, the U.S. government has agreed to allow U.S. territories to join the Pacific Islands Forum as non-voting associate members, modifying an old policy that previously barred their...
Kanana Fou High School 2024 grads
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 22 members of the Kanana Fou High School Class of 2024, home of the Stallions, received inspiring and empowering advice from Governor Lemanu P.S. Mauga in their Commencement Ceremony yesterday morning. The ceremony held at the school gymnasium started with the...
American Samoa FestPAC delegation
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa delegation for the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture is in Honolulu for the event that brings together artists, performers, and cultural ambassadors from across the Pacific region to celebrate and promote the rich cultural heritage of the...
Pacific Horizons School's Navitechers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pacific Horizons School's robot entry was accepted and invited to compete at the 2024 MATE ROV World Championship. The 2024 MATE ROV World Championship event will consist of 82 teams from 17 different countries who will be converging in Kingsport, Tennessee on June 20-...
AirCalin plane
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Commercial flights from Nouméa's international airport have resumed on Wednesday on a limited basis. The Nouméa-La Tontouta International Airport had been closed to the public since violent and destructive riots broke out in New Caledonia on May 13. This was mainly due...
Amata using wet sand from the beach to highlight Henry Saaga's name
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata commemorates the 80th anniversary of D-Day, and honors the heroic life and sacrifice of Henry Saaga, who took part in storming Omaha Beach. The D-Day “Operation Overlord” of June 6, 1944, was a tremendous risk by Allied leadership, and took...

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