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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]
USCG vessel
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...
Argosy University is located on the ground floor of the Haleck Building in Ottoville.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Argosy University students are not getting their stipend, under the student financial aid from the US Department of Education (USDOE), and the federal court appointed Receiver has requested a drawdown of $13 million from USDOE, according to the latest filings at the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Judge Patea has given a second chance to a man for whom a bench warrant was issued after he failed to appear in court this past Wednesday. Viliamu Ueli is charged with public peace disturbance. His pretrial conference is set for March 15. At first, Judge Elvis P. Patea...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was charged following an altercation with his sister has pled guilty to third degree assault, as a class A misdemeanor. Hinelaia Niue appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a pretrial conference. Through his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Anna...
 Congresswoman Aumua Amata and Health Director Motusa Tuileama Nua.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a health care grant for American Samoa from the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department for nearly $1.75 million. This discretionary Pacific Basin Grant totaling $1,745,233 is offered under the Health Center Cluster Program of the Health...

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