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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is currently off island attending meetings in Honolulu and Washington D.C. Asked for some information regarding the Honolulu meetings, the governor’s executive assistant Iulogologo Joseph Pereira told Samoa News that “meetings held in Hawai’i...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — No discovery and the failure of the Immigration Office to confirm the status of a man charged with public peace disturbance has resulted in the government's case against Sooane Taafua being continued to today, Feb. 15 Taafua appeared in District Court yesterday morning...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congressional legislation preventing another federal government partial shutdown this weekend and fund the rest of the federal government for the remainder of FY 2019, includes funding for American Samoa. The measure includes language calling on the US Interior’s Office...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced new bipartisan legislation to strengthen the future of fishing in American Samoa, and promote the development of the next generation of commercial fishermen with federal grant support. She is an original cosponsor of legislation. The Young...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Legislative Financial Officer (LFO) Talalemotu Mauga has followed up on his Jan. 28, 2019 letter to ASTCA Chief Executive Officer, Lewis Wolman regarding several ASTCA financial reports requested by a member of the House of Representatives. In a Feb. 11, 2019 letter to...
Candidate for lieutenant governor Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., and candidate for governor, Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It's official. Former Tualauta faipule, Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., has been named the running mate for Sen. Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua in the 2020 gubernatorial race. Nuanuaolefeagaiga and Tapumanaia made the official announcement on Valentine’s Day, yesterday,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who pled guilty yesterday to third degree assault for attempting to strike another person with a rebar last year has been sentenced to 120 days (4 months) imprisonment. Vise Gauta appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a pretrial conference on the assault...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Treasury Department has voiced “significant concerns” and “rejects” the inclusion of American Samoa and three other US territories on the European Commission’s list of countries with “strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Judge Elvis P. Patea has continued the Global Plea Agreement between the government and Ienisei Mata’utia until next week. Mata’utia, who is still in custody unable to post a $20,000 bond is charged in three separate cases, all involving illegal drugs. She appeared in...
HAL plans on the tarmac at Pago Pago Int'l Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This courtesy photo taken before 8a.m yesterday at Pago Pago International Airport, shows one Hawaiian Airlines aircraft — which arrived from Honolulu during the wee hours yesterday morning as a replacement aircraft for another Hawaiian Air plane which landed in Pago...

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