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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMARICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has lifted the freeze on paying annual increments to government employees, a policy that was implemented when the Lolo Administration took the helm of government five-years go. And the Department of Human Resources is now moving forward with the...
student participants at one of the educational centers for the ASDOE’s “A’oga Samoa I Alalafaga (ASIA)” summer program
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This local Department of Education (ASDOE) undated photo shows student participants at one of the educational centers for the ASDOE’s “A’oga Samoa I Alalafaga (ASIA)” summer program, which ran June 25- July 27, 2018. According to ASDOE, a total of 805 students...
(left to right) Evile Feleti, Tamari Mulitalo-Cheung, SSI Director Okenaisa Fauolo-Manila, His Highness Tamasese, and Maseuli Faleosalafai Tipa.
Provo, UTAH — Faculty from the Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) joined distinguished guests from across the United States and the Pacific region at the 2018 International Samoan Language Symposium held in late September at Brigham Young University in...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To ensure a safe and reliable working environment in government, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has signed into law legislation, requiring alcohol and drug testing for all ASG employees including elected officials and political appointees. In an Oct. 9th letter, the governor...
Crystal Meth
Santa Ana, CA — A Samoan man and his wife are among eight defendants who were arrested this past Tuesday and charged under a grand jury indictment at the federal court in Santa Ana, CA in connection with an alleged scheme to send methamphetamine to Hawai’i, according to federal prosecutors. The US...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has issued a bench warrant to arrest a young man who failed to appear in High Court for arraignment last week. After waiving his rights to a preliminary examination (PX) before District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia last Wednesday, Fidelis Taumalua...
Front cover of the 2017 Statistical Yearbook
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Statistical Yearbook for 2017 is now released and highlights are as follows: POPULATION The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2010 American Samoa population count of 55,519; a decline of 1,700 persons or -3 percent.  The annual growth rate of the...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last week Thursday’s cabinet meeting, Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga reminded cabinet members to always be prepared for disasters, especially during the upcoming cyclone season, which runs from Nov. 1st to Apr. 30th. He said that with the holidays approaching,...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has continued the pretrial conference for the young man who is accused of shooting at a police vehicle last December, until his defense attorney files a motion to the court to set a deadline for the government to present discovery. Thomas...
Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has opened up about the latest accusations levelled against him by social media blogger O Le Palemia. In his weekly radio programme, Tuilaepa denied owning eight homes in the United States. He also denied having off-shore accounts in...

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