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American Samoa Election Office photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a proclamation dated Aug. 21, Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei officially declared that midterm election in the territory will be 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. The Election Office usually releases the sites of the designated polling...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has established an ASG eight-member Chemical Review Task Force, which is given 90-days to submit a report with recommendations on steps the government should take to prevent the importation of illegal chemical and fertilizers to the territory...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an Aug 7 letter to Fono leaders, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga asked that lawmakers show some sensitivity and recognition to the workload of directors and demands placed on their time when they are called to committee hearings. Lolo also pointed out the lack of...
Aumua Amata with Senator John McCain.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in honor of the heroic life of Senator John McCain: "I first met Senator McCain in 2000, when he made his initial run for President. Although American Samoa had Republican convention delegate votes beginning in...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Fagasa was arrested Monday night on the allegation that he assaulted his wife while he was under the influence of alcohol. The wife was present with noticeable bruises on her right eye when her husband made his initial appearance in District Court...
Navy Building No 45
Photo of the old Bake House or Navy Building No 45 in Fagatogo that seems to have been demolished on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 without the appropriate permits, including notifying the Historic Preservation Office. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990 as part of...
Alaska senator Dan Sullivan
Those opposed to president Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on seafood from China got some unexpected assistance from an influential ally Thursday when Alaska senator Dan Sullivan showed up as one of hundreds of speakers to participate in a six-day hearing in Washington, D.C. Many of those imports...
 various types of garbage being dumped under and near the pole
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A government attorney has moved to dismiss a citation against an employee of NANA’s Company, for dumping the company’s trash in a prohibited zone; but District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia had a message for the employee. “You can’t dump your company’s trash anywhere. The only...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has encouraged cabinet members to use the budget hearing process to tell lawmakers about funding problems and other issues faced by their respective agencies, so the Fono can create new appropriations to fund the government. “Tell the Fono your...
This Samoa News photo taken yesterday shows public educators during the second day of the two-day “Professional Learning Community at Work”
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Public educators gathered yesterday during the second day of the two-day “Professional Learning Community at Work” workshop at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, conducted by Marcus Johnson (front of group) of the US based organization, Solution Tree. Yesterday’s workshop...

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