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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —A record one in five children around the world is overweight or obese, a major review published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests.  In the 'most comprehensive study to date,' researchers in China analyzed more than 2,000 studies involving nearly 46million children and teens...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WestPac) will address equitable access, fair treatment of fishing communities and preservation of sustainable fishing at its meeting beginning today, June 24 and running through June 26, in Honolulu.  As the U.S....
village residents and outsiders
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources signed a cooperative agreement with the village of Fagasa on Tuesday, June 4,  2024. The agreement solidifies the village’s consensus to join the Community-based Fisheries Management Program and the establishment of their...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa airlines Pago Wings has been issued a landing permit for a chartered flight to fly from American Samoa according to Samoa Civil Aviation Minister Olo Fiti Va’ai. This follows an article in the Samoa Observer on the recent trip from Pago Wings to Samoa,...
ASPA WATER DIVISION
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program (Hawaiʻi Sea Grant) and American Samoa Community College (ASCC) were awarded one of nine selected projects as part of a larger $60 million initiative by the Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Oceanic and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and its Education Committee members are pleased to announce the availability of up to three graduate scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year. These scholarships support the aspiration of American Samoa, Guam...
Professor Caroline Sinavaiana Gabbard
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Gabbard family held a private service on Thursday in Samoa to honor the life of Professor Caroline Sinavaiana Gabbard. Professor Gabbard, an American Samoan academic and writer was 77 years old when she was murdered at Vaivase-uta, Samoa a month ago. She was the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On April 4, 2024, at about 10:47pm, a woman contacted the Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) requesting assistance in Amanave regarding a male individual, who was disturbing the peace. It was revealed that the suspect was allegedly disturbing the peace by shouting...
FAGASA VILLAGA MARINE PROTECTED AREA
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources signed a cooperative agreement with the village of Fagasa on Tuesday, June 4,  2024. The agreement solidifies the village’s consensus to join the Community-based Fisheries Management Program and the establishment of their...
American Samoa District Court
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On April 28, 2024, a concerned citizen contacted Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) to report an alleged assault of a young man seeking help after being assaulted and left on the road. The defendant was apprehended from his residence and charged with Count 1 — Assault in the...

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