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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Coconut Mutts, a non-profit group, is pleased to announce another sterilization program, happening in June 2019, in cooperation with the ASG Department of Agriculture, and with grant assistance from the Banfield Foundation. It is sponsoring a volunteer veterinarian, Dr....
Photo of locked gate at Toa Taxi stand
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The gate the leads into the Taxi Owners Association — referred to as TOA Taxi Stand — in Tafuna was locked as of last week Friday, while the leader of the TOA Taxi Stand requests a meeting with Commerce Department director, Keniseli Lafaele, who is also chairman of the...
Congresswoman Amata urged her $18 million amendment before the House of Representatives last month
Washington, DC —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed final passage in Congress of a major disaster relief bill containing her $18 million provision for Storm Gita-based nutrition assistance in American Samoa, and her request for a 100 percent match for Medicaid providing significant savings to the...
Taxi driver, Pitone Sivatia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 67-year-old taxi driver convicted of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl was ordered by the High Court to serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), as a condition of his 5-year probation. During the time of the incident, Pitone Sivatia was a...
ASDOE director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The local Education Department (ASDOE) was informed about a month ago, of the WorldTeach organization's plans of not sending volunteer teachers to American Samoa for the new school year, 2019-2020 and that it will be closing down its local office. This is according to...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting another man with a sharp tool has admitted to the allegations against him. Lupe Sautia appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was initially charged with first-degree assault, a class A felony, punishable by...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Government agencies and businesses in the private sector will be the worksite for hundreds of the territory's youth later this month, when they are disbursed and given a first hand feel of what it's like to work for a living. The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two men involved in two separate incidents in Vaitogi last year have entered into a plea agreement with the government. Senio Faamanatu and David Sosene both appeared in court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. Faamanatu was initially charged with second-degree...
Jonathan Fanene speaking at a cabinet meeting in 2015
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A request from defense attorney Marcellus Talaimalo Uiagalelei to reduce bail for his client, Jonathan Fanene, was denied by District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea. Fanene, the director of the Department of Youth and Women's Affairs (DYWA), made his initial appearance in...
Photo of LBJ Hospital sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Starting this past Saturday, June 1st, LBJ Medical Center facility fees for outpatient clinics and related services — for all residents — are temporarily suspended. And, the news is being welcomed by the community. The suspended fees apply to the following clinics:...

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