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Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sen. Magalei Logovi’i is the sponsor of a proposed law which regulates public and private nuisance, and if enacted, provides a new section to the local statute, which currently covers only public and private peace disturbance — a misdemeanor crime that has been on the...
President and CEO Andrew Choe
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Intrafish Marketplace is reporting that many sectors of the fishing industry are in a state of shock over the China-US trade battle, and they're scrambling to measure its impact. */ In its latest report, Undercurrent News says US tuna canning company Bumble Bee Foods ...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Monday, September 24, 2018, the Department of Health, with the support of Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, cabinet members, legislature, government and non-government agencies, faith-based denominations and communities at large launched the lymphatic filariasis (LF)...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During final arguments in the case between the American Samoa Government and Tautua Letasi, the defense attorney told jurors the government’s case against his client is all about “assumption”. Day 3 of Letasi’s trial saw the government wrapping up its case after...
 L-R Meafou Imo Peresetene o le MASI; Edwina Laina Lilomaiava Tanielu; Christine Dutrete; Miss Pcific Islands Matauaina Toomalatai, Talileleia Ifoitaua Fiatama'ita'i Tasi; Brittney Unasa Galo; ma Magalita Philomena Johnson. Tala o le tauvaga i le lomiga o le Lali.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Miss American Samoa beauty pageant will take place on Oct. 5, 2018 — a “Celebration of Pacific Island Beauty:, at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium.O le va'aiga i tamaita'i tausala tauva e to’alima lea ua amata tapenapena mo le latou fa'amoemoe ia Oketopa 5 mo le...
DPS officer Viopapa Vitolio
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia has dismissed the felony charge against one of the 3 TCF officers, charged in connection with the shooting that occurred in Leone last month — allegedly involving an inmate who is believed to have escaped from confinement — which resulted...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After amending the Senate bill by including the words “elected officials”, the House yesterday approved the drug testing measure for all ASG employees in a 15-1 vote. The bill now returns to the Senate, whose members will decide whether they agree — or not — with the...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over $1.5 million of tax refunds checks - Batch #10 - is scheduled to be released today, Friday, according to ASG Acting Treasurer, Keith Gebauer in a brief statement Wednesday afternoon. Today’s total run of more than $1.59 million — with $758,782 for local and $...
[l-r] Moepologa John Pereira, general manager of Molida Shipping Agency, American Samoa; Lanu Pen, Matson American Samoa representative; Dean Matsuoka, sales account executive of Matson Hawaii; Rev. Father Faitau Lemautu, Hope House chaplain; Bishop Peter H. Brown; Ta'afano Joe Tavale, Hope House board chairman; and Larry Sanitoa, chairman of the Hope House fundraising committee
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bishop Peter H. Brown expressed gratitude to Matson for their generous $2,000 contribution to Hope House. “This special place has been operating now for over 30 years thanks to the tremendous support of the community through invaluable partnerships with our business...
 The Manu'atele ferry
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa's new inter-island ferry is out of action again. The one-year old ferrry, the Manu'atele, needs a new bow thruster, which is used to reverse of turn the vessel. A government committee heard the problem was spotted during a recent inspection, and it could...

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