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Solar panels on Tau Island
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has declared next Monday, July 16, a holiday in American Samoa, in observance of Manu’a Cession Day — which many refer to as the Manu’a Flag Day — marking 114 years since the Manu’a island group was ceded to the United States and became part of...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Five days after the Fono convened for the 4th Regular Session of the 35th Legislature, lawmakers will take a three-week mid-session recess starting at the close of business today, Friday, and reconvene on Aug. 6. The mid session recess was first announced in the Senate...
FRESH TURKEY TAILS
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite the negative health impact from eating turkey tails, Samoans’ love of this food item, and their continued purchase of it, has resulted in another price increase in June, according to the latest American Samoa Basic Food Index (BFI) prepared by the local Commerce...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Former DPS officer Steven Tuato’o who was convicted of Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Violation of a Court Order — escaped a jail term when he appeared before the King County Court last Friday, July 6, 2018 for sentencing. Tuatoo was charged in Washington State with one...
Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo and Amber Alert logo
GUAM – Guam’s congresswoman only wants the best for her island’s children. That means including them in the United States’ most popular warning system for lost children. When a person under 17 is abducted in America, law enforcement immediately informs broadcasters and state transportation...
Faulalo Leti Paaga
Apia, SAMOA — The Methodist Church has a new President. Reverend Faulalo Leti Paaga was elected to the position during their annual conference underway at Faleula this week. Reverend Faulalo will take over from the incumbent President, Reverend Apineru Lafai. The 59-year-old is from the villages...
Tuvalu canoe
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This traditional canoe from Tuvalu, along with smaller gifts on board seen inside the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium yesterday before it was officially presented as gifts from the current chairman of the 8th Polynesian Leaders Group (PLG) summit, Tuvalu Prime Minister, Enele...
head shot of monument
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the major projects selected by the the Faga’itua High School Alumni Association to commemorate Faga’itua High School’s 50th Anniversary was a monument to honor the future, while preserving the past. After it was discussed and approved two years ago, the monument...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says that the government never received a proposal from a group that wanted to set up a “medical clinic” in American Samoa and there was “no lease” for ASG land for this project. Lolo made the surprising revelation at yesterday’s cabinet meeting...
Joseph Yandall
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government case against 87-year-old Joseph Yandall was dismissed this week, after the jury found him not guilty for all the charges against him. The jury believed that the government failed to prove their case against Yandall. It took just over 3 hours for the jury...

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