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ASTCA board member Andra Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Some employees of the American Samoa Tele Communications Authority, who receive their pay through direct deposit have complained to several ASTCA’s board members about the delay in receiving their pay causing “unnecessary burden on their plans, especially when it is...
ASPA Chief Financial Officer, Paul Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASPA Managing Director, Paul Young has resigned from the American Samoa Power Authority, and his resignation has been accepted, according to the Chief Executive Officer of ASPA, Utu Abe Malae. Utu told Samoa News, in response to our email requesting comments on the CFO’s...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two juveniles were arrested last week and charged with burglary. The two were co-defendants in the case between the government and Wilson Vilivili, who was arrested by police last week and charged with 4 counts — including two counts of stealing and two counts of 2nd...
Amata with Chairman Murkowski and flight crew
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed two significant developments for American Samoa, at Amata’s request, in the Senate Interior Appropriations bill led by Chairman Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The bill, unanimously approved with a vote of 31-0 by the Appropriations Committee,...
A look at some of the 23 graduates of Iakina Adventist Academy class of 2018 during their commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 24, at Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — I lenei tausaga ua tomuli ai le fa'asologa o fa'au'uga mai Vasega 12 i le atunu'u i le fa'au'uga a le A'oga Maualuga a Iakina Adventist Academy i Iliili. Ma e to'a 23 le ‘au fa’au’u ma o le latou manulauti, "Lo Matou Tala'aga” po'o le “Our Great Legacy". Ina ua tula'i...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man who gave methamphetamine to juveniles has been ordered by the High Court to serve a period of detention for 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), after he was convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance —...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 37-year-old man who was accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that he was sorry for his action. The defendant was initially charged with 3rd degree assault, public peace disturbance and endangering the welfare of a child,...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 31-year-old father who was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after his 1-year-old son was admitted to the LBJ Hospital for methamphetamine intoxication waived his rights to a preliminary examination (PX). Lewis Lokeni, who is not new to...
ASG Office of Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Federal disaster assistance for local residents impacted by Tropical Storm Gita helped cushion the blows that have impacted the local economy in recent years, but the economy continues to remain volatile, affecting American Samoa Government revenue collection for the...
Christopher King (far right standing) is the 2018-2019 President of the Lions Club of Pago Pago. He is seen in this group photo with other new incoming board members of the Lions Club as well as new inductees during the induction ceremony last Friday. Also in the photo is Sen. Galeai Tu’ufuli, who is the Lions Club chapter chairman (second from right sitting).
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Christopher King (far right standing) is the 2018-2019 President of the Lions Club of Pago Pago. He is seen in this group photo with other new incoming board members of the Lions Club as well as new inductees during the induction ceremony last Friday. Also in the photo...

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