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American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Department of Human Resources director, Eseneiaso Liu says her office is waiting for government attorneys to provide information on the fees to be imposed for every payroll deduction transaction, before payroll deductions are officially reinstated. Liu was responding to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service has approved American Samoa’s Marine Conservation Plan (MCP), which was submitted early last month by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga. The latest FMCP, which NMFS says satisfies the requirements of the federal Magnuson-Stevens Act, is...
Sen. Fonoti Tafa’ifa Aufata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last week’s Fono Joint Budget hearings, Tualauta Sen. Fonoti Tafa’ifa Aufata again suggested that the government look at installing parking meters for the parking lot at the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei. Fonoti raised the issue during the budget...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Get a job.” This was the simple message Acting Associate Judge Elvis P. Patea gave to Mayne Siaumau when he appeared in High Court yesterday morning for his Order To Show Cause (OSC) hearing, along with a preliminary examination (PX) for failure to comply with...
 Bus driver, Taifau Mulipola
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The unfaithful bus driver who was having a secret sexual relationship with a 16-year old girl for months is paying a small price for his actions. Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea ordered Taifau Mulipola to serve a period of detention of 14 months as a condition of...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa, who arrived in the territory recently under a 30-day visitor’s permit, and is described by the District Court as a visiting tourist, has been ordered to return to his home country and not to break any local laws, if he wants to visit American Samoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Early this week, a 35-year-old man made his initial appearance in District Court on two misdemeanor counts of third degree assault and private peace disturbance after he allegedly assaulted his wife. The defendant is a Samoa national who works as a taxi driver to support...
American Samoa Power Authority officials William Spitzenberg, Wallen Young and Ryan Tuao’o
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the major concerns raised by lawmakers including Fono leaders is the high cost of electricity, which according to lawmakers, has now reached 35 cents per kilowatt compared to a few months ago. Tuato’o explained that the increase is due to the hike in fuel prices,...
2015 Labor Day celebration
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has declared that Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 3, is a day of “celebration, recognizing and acknowledging the contributions of American Samoa’s working men and women — past, present and future — towards the betterment of our society the quality of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Of the more than 30 possible candidates for the 2018 mid term election that have filed candidates’ petition, three of them are for the American Samoa’s Delegate seat to the US House of Representatives. Deadline to file a candidate’s petition for the Nov. 6th general...

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