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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On May 18, 2024, a police officer called Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) to report an alleged assault on a CCCAS church pastor. The defendant was held down by neighbors to await police arrival. Afega Uaita was later arrested and charged with: Count 1: Public Peace...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On May 18, 2024, a couple walked into the Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) to report an assault by three men of the male individual of the couple  at the Flame’s NightClub. The main suspect was later arrested and charged with: Count 1: Public Peace Disturbance, a class B...
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HONOLULU —Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council members reviewed detailed reports on the 2023 performance of federally managed fisheries in the Western Pacific region. This annual Stock Assessment and Fisheries Evaluation (SAFE) report consistently observed catch increases across a...
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Transportation Dept. announced this week a $3 million grant for American Samoa, part of $1.8 billion in awards from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. American Samoa’s $3 Million will go toward the Port...
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WASHINGTON — The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration has accepted Digital Equity plans from American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Digital Equity Act, part of the Internet for All...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS), in collaboration with partners, is proud to name its wave buoy the “King-Poloa Buoy” in honor of the late Christopher J. King. This name pays tribute to Chris’ invaluable contributions not only to the siting of this...
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Honolulu, HAWAII— This week, members of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council called attention to impediments to U.S. fisheries due to unfair trade practices by foreign fisheries. “Dumping” of cheaper, lower-quality fishery products into the United States undercuts the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On May 9, 2024, a concerned friend contacted the Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) to report an alleged domestic violence crime between her friend and her husband. The concerned friend also sent in a photo of the victim to police. The defendant was later apprehended and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On May 8, 2024, a male individual later identified as the victim, contacted the Fagatogo Police Central Station to report that his stepson allegedly damaged and unlawfully entered his abandoned property. The suspect was later arrested and charged with: Count 1: Property...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Department of Education's Office of Student Services and Records Management began registration for ALL NEW STUDENTS and RETURNING STUDENTS (from Private & Off-Island) for SY 2024- 2025 this past Monday, June 24, 2024. Registration hours are 7:30 a....

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