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Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes a grant of $2.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). This grant will be used at the airport in Fitiuta to reconstruct the runway lighting system. The runway lighting system has...
Youth volunteers remove scrap metal from the Vaitele stream
Pago Pago, American Samoa — In June and July, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) - Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR) Division’s Forestry Program completed its watershed restoration activities in the villages of Leone and Laulii as part of the Landscape Scale Restoration (...
[l-r] Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Manu Samoa fundraising held in the territory last Thursday collected just over $150,000, with the American Samoa Government donating $100,000, according to a financial report submitted by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, to Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi...
campaign poster for Al-Shehri and Smith team showing the candidates
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Under the campaign theme: “It’s A New Season”, the female gubernatorial team of Fatumalala L. A. Al-Shehri, candidate for governor, and Leah A. Smith, candidate for lieutenant governor, confirmed yesterday their plans for the November 2020 gubernatorial race. The “Al-...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The E/V Nautilus expedition from July 23-August 5, 2019 is led by the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, with lead scientist Dr. Mareike Sudek on shore; co-lead scientist Hanae Spathias aboard the E/V Nautilus; and expedition leader Dr. Christopher Roman,...
Photo of LBJ Hospital sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last week Thursday, the American Samoa Medicaid State Agency issued a refund check for $8,478,627.94 to the LBJ Hospital pursuant to the availability of the 100% Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) provided in the Disaster Relief Act (DRA) of 2019. The regular...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has granted the government’s motion to revoke Elliott Siaumau Jr’s release on bond. The court however, has continued the government’s motion to forfeit bond because evidence and more information are needed before a ruling can be issued....
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an effort to catalog and identify government land as well as ASG leases with communal landowners, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed a five-member Government Land Assessment Task Force, whose co-chairs are Port Administration director, Taimalelagi Dr. Claire...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 22-year-old man accused of stealing goods from an Asian store in Iliili made his initial appearance before Judge Elvis P. Patea last week. Pule Tolai is charged with stealing and first degree burglary, both class C felonies, punishable by up to 7 years in jail, a fine...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 40-year-old man accused of touching a woman’s breast in a sexual manner has admitted to the charge against him. Talosaga Lolenese was initially charged with attempted rape and first degree sexual abuse, both class C felonies, punishable by imprisonment of not more...

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