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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a statement Tuesday afternoon, the ASG and the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the new list for villages up for registration at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located inside the DYWA Pago Pago Youth Center. The new list runs through...
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech’s announcement granting $10.6 million in federal funds to American Samoa for infrastructure developmental needs...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Army and Bluesky Communications yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement for the Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program, which is the first in the Asia and Pacific Region. The program is designed to help soldiers prepare for a career after the Army by...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Another sexual harassment complaint at the Department of Public Safety has surfaced. This time, it involves a young female cop, who has been in the force a little over a year, and her supervisor, a 60-year-old male. The alleged incident occurred last year but the victim...
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — When disaster strikes, people need help immediately. All levels of government have to work to eliminate barriers. Since operations began, FEMA has disbursed more than $10 million to disaster survivors. Clipped by Tropical Storm Gita, the people of American Samoa lost...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In his keynote Flag Day address, U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, Doug Domenech said he is committed to serving not only the people of American Samoa, but all citizens in US insular areas. Speaking at the Veterans Memorial Stadium...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — EMS Tafuna is looking for a new home after DPS Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson ordered them to vacate the Tafuna Substation. Samoa News understands the decision was made at the cabinet level. Upon being notified, the CEO of the LBJ Hospital  informed the EMS Chief of...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Homeland Security is following up leads after laser beams were trained on the cockpit of the Hawaiian Airlines flight during a flight from Honolulu to Pago Pago last Thursday. The Director of Homeland Security Samana Semo Ve'ave'a said based on...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Immigration officer Siliva Patu can't recall whether he received any bond money from the family of the 7-month pregnant Filipino national who was forced to leave American Samoa last month. Patu kept changing his statement Samoa News asked him about the $2,200 the family...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Today marks the 118th Flag Day celebration in American Samoa, marking the more than 100 years since American Samoa become a US territory. In his Flag Day remarks at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga noted that Flag Day is an annual celebration in...

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