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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa will soon start its process of identifying homes and businesses that lack a high-speed Internet connection and are therefore eligible for grants from the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. This public process allows for eligible...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a moving statement honoring Am Samoa Teachers, Gov. Lemanu P.S. Mauga said the dedication of teachers to our children's education is truly remarkable. Their role transcends mere instruction; it encompasses mentorship, guidance, and support, ensuring that every student...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On April 12, 2024, at about 3:29pm, a distraught father reported that a male individual identified as Ieremia Mapusaga, allegedly slapped his 13-year-old son. The defendant was charged with one count of Assault in the Third Degree — a class A misdemeanor, punishable by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The groundbreaking ceremony for the new LBJ Training Center, which has been named HC Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga Training Center took place last Friday morning. The new $5 million training facility, which will be built on the site where the old EMS headquarters used to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On April 16, 2024, a concerned mother called Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) to report a young woman seeking help at her residence in Iliili. The suspect, Josiah Pepe, aka “Joker” was later apprehended and charged with the following: Count 1: Assault in the First Degree...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Marcella Fitisone, the American Samoa 2024 Teacher of the Year, attended the State Dinner at the White House in Washington, yesterday, Thursday, May 2, 2024, to honor the 2024 National TOY with other teachers from across the US. She is 28-years old and is from Lepuapua,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On April 13, 2024, a man walked into Tafuna Police Substation to report that three men allegedly assaulted his nephew. Suspects were apprehended but only one of the suspects was arrested and later charged. According to the affidavit, on April 13, at around 2:22 p.m, a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On April 17, 2024, a concerned father called the Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) to report his son, who had allegedly assaulted a female individual. The suspect was apprehended and later charged with: Count 1: Assault in the Third Degree (DV) — a class A misdemeanor...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Calling all parents and guardians! Ensure your child's heart is strong and healthy with FREE screenings by the BYU RHD Team, happening in schools from May 3-16. Early detection is key, so don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity. The American Samoa Department of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Demonstrating the importance of preserving marine ecosystems, mitigating plastic pollution, and embracing sustainable practices and environmental advocacy — environmental organization Finafinau traveled to Manu'a with the mission to protect our ocean, save our land, and...

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