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Dream Builders Agriculture Products owner, Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings (far right) pictured with a family who last week delivered a truck load of breadfruit
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With off island investors expressing interest in locally produced flour from breadfruit and other local crops — such as green bananas — Dream Builders Agriculture Products has expanded its operations, to include technical training for staff as well as buying breadfruit...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Faleniu who used his DJ system (speaker & mic) to shout profanities at his aunt and her husband was arrested this week. Around 9:00 a.m on Oct. 23, 2018, the Tafuna Substation received a call from a woman in Faleniu, asking for assistance in resolving a...
The map pictured here shows us to date the percentage of people from each village that have taken their MDA medicines
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The map pictured here shows us to date the percentage of people from each village that have taken their MDA medicines. In order to ensure the success of this program for American Samoa, 80% of the population needs to come and take their medicines. We are currently at 46....
Some of the  of Archives and Records staff members
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Friday, Oct. 19th some of American Samoa’s early morning commuters came upon the 3rd annual American Samoa Archives Month street wave in Tafuna. It was held by the Dept. of Adm. Services Office of Archives and Records. The 7- 8 a.m activity had about 50 staffers in...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has ordered three police officers to pay the fines for citations the court dismissed, after they failed to turn in the original copies for these citations on time. The three officers are: Sabrina Amosa, Iapani Tiumalu, and Det. Filemoni...
Sen. Galea’i M. Tu’uufuli in his Senate seat
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Congresswoman Aumua Amata have both expressed sadness and sorrow over the passing of Sen. Galea’i Moaali’itele Tu’ufuli, 81, who passed away Wednesday morning at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, California. Lolo describes Galea’i as “American...
The Governor’s Chief of Staff, Fiu Johnny Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has continued the case of the Governor’s Chief of Staff until Nov. 14, 2018. When Fiu John Saelua’s case was called in court yesterday morning, Independent Prosecutor David Vargas informed the court that they have reached an agreement with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against Logoitino Amituana’i who is charged with escape from confinement is now bound over to the High Court, after the defendant waived his right to the preliminary examination that was scheduled before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia yesterday morning....
File photo of National Christmas Tree from past year.
Washington, D.C. — Fifty-six schools across the country are creating one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2018 National Christmas Tree experience on the Ellipse in President’s Park in Washington, D.C., and Fagaitua High School has been selected to create these handcrafted ornaments that will adorn a...
TCF sign and entrance
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) officers have been suspended following a police investigation into an incident whereby an inmate, Nick Mataia, was allegedly beaten by other inmates last Saturday. A source confirmed to Samoa News this week that the three TCF...

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