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Samoa Police Commissioner, Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man wanted by police in connection with a shooting incident in Samoa last month surrendered on Tuesday evening and is now in police custody. This was confirmed by the Police Commissioner, Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo in response to queries.  Auapa'au confirmed that he...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 133rd Forum Fisheries Committee Officials Annual Meeting was held in Nauru from May 6-10, 2024. Of special interest to American Samoa, the Committee discussed the Forum Fisheries Agency’s (FFA) ongoing effort to fight Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing...
SV Juren Ae
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the sea transport sector — the Marshall Islands stand out as leaders in the Pacific region and worldwide. The sailing cargo ship, SV Juren Ae, brings the country one step closer to achieving their goal of 40%...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vaivase Primary School in Samoa officially opened its new computer lab, a project that has been years in the making.  The state-of-the-art facility, valued at SAT$87,610 is a testament to the school's commitment to providing students with the best possible education. The...
 Tuvaluan dancers
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — More than 160 languages are spoken in New Zealand. Week-long events celebrate the unique languages heard across the country, and this week the focus is on the Rotuman language. According to UNESCO, the Rotuman language is listed as endangered along with four other Pacific...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  The Congregational Christian Church Samoa (CCCS) district in America has officially christened its new home in Malua at a value of more than WST$570,000, weeks before the CCCS annual conference kicks off. The building will shelter members of the district who travel over...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend the 53rd Pacific Islands Forum leader's meeting in August, Tonga's prime minister says. Matangi Tonga reported Hu'akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni met Guterres during a bilateral meeting in New York last September. Hu'...
Tafili Galea'i, Fumiya Matashima, Jacktai Laban
La'ie, HAWAII — The World Fireknife Championships held at the Polynesian Cultural Center opened last week Wednesday night with 32 contestants. Concluding its 31st year, the World Fireknife Championship was established by the Polynesian Cultural Center in 1993 to showcase this proud Sāmoan tradition...
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Los Angeles, CA — The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is shining a spotlight on Asian and Pacific creatives in the US. The Festival is the largest festival of its kind in Southern California, and since 1983, has been the premier showcase for the best and brightest of Asian Pacific cinema....
Leroy Roberts,
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Leroy Roberts is on a mission to put Māori art on the map, one tattoo at a time. Roberts, who hails from Ngāti Kahungunu and Falealili, is the founder of Maia Ink, a Papakura-based tattoo studio offering tā moko and kirituhi among a range of other traditional and...

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