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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...
ELECTION OFFICE
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Election Office confirmed to Uifa'atali Amata on Thursday, June 20, 2024, that her candidacy has been certified and she is on the ballot, making her the first official candidate of 2024.  Other candidates have announced their bid, for Congress and...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Amata is reminding voters that she remains Aumua Amata on the ballot, as she has for several elections in a row, opting for that rather than an update to her designation, High Chief Uifa'atali. Amata, in just four days after the forms became available turned in the 300...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On April 26, 2024, a female individual contacted Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) that they had caught a man stealing from their father’s plantation and were holding him until police arrived. The man was later apprehended— twice — and charged with the following: Count 1:...
American Samoa District Court
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On April 27, 2024, a woman contacted Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) to report a male individual throwing rocks at the cars passing by on the main road. One of the vehicles targeted included a police van. The suspect was later arrested and charged one count of Public...
EOB WITH TAX OFFICE BANNER
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The latest American Samoa Government (ASG) General Fund Report shows significant economic shifts from Q2 FY2023 to Q2 FY2024. They mark a transition from a surplus to a substantial deficit. Samoa News should point out that amendments to the ASG Q2 General Fund Report is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) will begin issuing benefits for the Summer-Electronic Benefits Transfer (S-EBT) Program for qualified school aged children, today, Thursday, June 20. As was announced in May, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service...

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