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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa joins the rest of the nation in observing Monday, Feb. 18th as President's Day, and all ASG and federal offices are closed today. The three local banks are also closed, and several businesses in the private sector. StarKist Inc., spokesperson, Michelle...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested and charged for public peace disturbance stemming from an incident that occurred in August 2017 has been sentenced to 9 months probation. Fogavini Ese appeared in District Court Thrusday morning for a pretrial conference where he pled guilty to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Heavy rain in American Samoa has contaminated wells with dirty water forcing American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) to shut them down. This has resulted in low water pressure for many parts of the main island, Tutuila. A spokesperson for the authority, William Spitzenberg...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was out on a $200 bond is back in custody for a matter in High Court. James Taito is set to appear in District Court Thursday, Feb. 21 for a pretrial conference. The date coincides with his scheduled appearance in High Court for a separate matter. Taito is...
Taro plants
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Average prices for fresh fish, rice, taro, and sugar, increased last month, according to the January 2019 Basic Food Index (BFI) released last week by the ASG Commerce Department. Taro showed an increase of 0.5% for the first time since September 2018, and fresh fish...
Wallon Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority acting executive director Wallon Young has informed Rep. Larry Sanitoa that the ASPA street light crew was to begin work yesterday, on street lights in Tualauta, where many residents have complained about streets lights not being operable...
O se va'aiga i le aufaigaluega na masi'i mai le ASPA mo le toe fa'aolaina o le 28 moli o le alatele ma lumafale o aiga i Pago Pago, ua i ai fa'atasi ma le ali'i Faipule Vesiai Samuelu mo lea fa'amoemoe lelei i le taeao ananafi.[ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
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Honolulu, HAWAII — Coast Guard crews from Honolulu are responding to a vessel taking on water in American Samoa. Saturday afternoon, the Coast Guard received word that the vessel M.V. Sili, a passenger ferry moored at the main pier in Pago Pago, was taking on water. No passengers were on...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The European Union’s planned designation of American Samoa as a “high risk” third world country, presenting strategic deficiencies in its regime for anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) is “unreasonable” because the US territory follows...
ASCC-ACNR/Land Grant director Aufa’i Apulu Ropeti Areta (2nd right) welcomed visitors from the Independent State of Samoa’s environmental ministries, who came to learn firsthand about the invasive little fire ant, which has yet to reach Samoa.  Pictured with Aufa'i are Samoa Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries ACEO Lupeomanu Pelenato Fonoti; Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment CEO Tofa Ulu Bismarck Crawley Areta; and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment ACEO Seumaloisalafai Afele Faiila
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The recent invasion of the little fire ant on Tutuila is causing concern not only in American Samoa, but also in neighboring Samoa. The extensive links and movement of people and goods between the two Samoas create a risk that the ant could accidentally be transported...

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