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Western Pacific Fishery Management Council logo
HONOLULU — Scientists from throughout the Pacific will meet March 3-5 in Honolulu to discuss allocation limits for longline-caught bigeye tuna in American Samoa, Guam, and CNMI. The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will convene 8:...
Travellers wearing face masks exit the arrivals hall at Auckland International Airport
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — After a traveller infected with coronavirus flew into New Zealand on Wednesday, February 26, from Tehran, Iran via Bali on Emirates flight EK450, New Zealand health officials have contacted 18 passengers seated near a person infected with coronavirus, but not all have...
Samoa Ministry of Health logo
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa government has cut the number of weekly international flights from New Zealand in reaction to its first case of Covid-19 (the form coronavirus that is currently spreading around the world). On Friday, a New Zealander in their 60s tested positive for the coronavirus in...
American Samoa Council member, Totasi Archie Soliai with Council executive director Kitty M. Simonds
HONOLULU — Taotasi Archie Soliai and Kitty M. Simonds, chair and executive director of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, laud the US Coast Guard's recent success in combating illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in the Western Pacific Region. On Monday, the ...
Arthur Brun
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Samoan man in Hawai’i, described by federal prosecutors, as a leader of a Samoan gang both inside and outside of the prison system in the Aloha State was among 11 individuals arrested and charged late last week in connecting with a high-profile case, in which the...
Lema'i Faioso Sione (left) and Malele Atofu Paulo
Apia, SAMOA — Two men facing charges of conspiring to assassinate Samoan Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi have been released from custody after their application for bail was granted. The alleged plotters, Malele Atofu Paulo also known as King Faipopo and Lema'i Faioso Sione, have been...
A panel of diverse stakeholders shared their thoughts on how to improve the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii’s $100 million tuna industry was the latest focal point for members of Congress trying to decide how to improve the main federal law governing the management of U.S. coastal waters. Conservationists and commercial fishing industry leaders came together on the need to...
Tailani Salanoa and Dave Chung
Apia, SAMOA — Lovers of Korean food now have ready access to the most basic staples of its rich cuisine: the humble fermented cabbage dish called Kimchi is now for sale out of a little kitchen in Papauta. Seoul Good is the three week old venture of partners Tailani Salanoa and Dave Chung, who are...
Kalaeloa Airport entrance sign
Honolulu, HAWAII — The state is leasing a 105,000-square-foot World War II hangar at Kalaeloa Airport on Oahu to the federal government for emergency response to catastrophic natural or man-made disasters in the Pacific, with a focus on serving remote locations, including Hawaii and other U.S....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea has set bail at $500 for Onosa’i Talitiga, who was taken into custody last week following an incident in Malaeimi where he is alleged to have gone to his neighbor’s home with a machete, and also challenged people in the neighborhood to...

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