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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case where two 14-year-old females were allegedly sexually assaulted has landed three men in court. They are Apisaloma Timu, Loma Iosia and Nick Mataia. The three defendants were arrested by police last week and made their initial appearance in District Court. They...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A married man accused of attempted sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl inside a bathroom has been convicted and is scheduled to appear in District Court on Oct. 28, 2018 for sentencing. Sosaiete La’asaga, who was released on his own recognizance was charged with 2nd...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the many issues raised by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga during his recent cabinet meeting is American Samoa’s share of $2.6 million which is part of the $6.5 million settlement between the federal government and StarKist Co. for StarKist Samoa’s violation of...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMARICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has lifted the freeze on paying annual increments to government employees, a policy that was implemented when the Lolo Administration took the helm of government five-years go. And the Department of Human Resources is now moving forward with the...
student participants at one of the educational centers for the ASDOE’s “A’oga Samoa I Alalafaga (ASIA)” summer program
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This local Department of Education (ASDOE) undated photo shows student participants at one of the educational centers for the ASDOE’s “A’oga Samoa I Alalafaga (ASIA)” summer program, which ran June 25- July 27, 2018. According to ASDOE, a total of 805 students...
(left to right) Evile Feleti, Tamari Mulitalo-Cheung, SSI Director Okenaisa Fauolo-Manila, His Highness Tamasese, and Maseuli Faleosalafai Tipa.
Provo, UTAH — Faculty from the Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) joined distinguished guests from across the United States and the Pacific region at the 2018 International Samoan Language Symposium held in late September at Brigham Young University in...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To ensure a safe and reliable working environment in government, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has signed into law legislation, requiring alcohol and drug testing for all ASG employees including elected officials and political appointees. In an Oct. 9th letter, the governor...
Crystal Meth
Santa Ana, CA — A Samoan man and his wife are among eight defendants who were arrested this past Tuesday and charged under a grand jury indictment at the federal court in Santa Ana, CA in connection with an alleged scheme to send methamphetamine to Hawai’i, according to federal prosecutors. The US...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has issued a bench warrant to arrest a young man who failed to appear in High Court for arraignment last week. After waiving his rights to a preliminary examination (PX) before District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia last Wednesday, Fidelis Taumalua...
Front cover of the 2017 Statistical Yearbook
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Statistical Yearbook for 2017 is now released and highlights are as follows: POPULATION The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2010 American Samoa population count of 55,519; a decline of 1,700 persons or -3 percent.  The annual growth rate of the...

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