Ads by Google Ads by Google

Local News

Sheldon Haleck memorial signs
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal case involving the death of an American Samoan man, who died three years ago after he was arrested by police in downtown Honolulu is now with the Supreme Court of the United States. The American Samoan man is Sheldon Paul Haleck, son of former American Samoa...
American Samoa Dept. of Commerce logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Prices for many food items decreased last month compared to October, resulting in a drop of 1.5% in the November 2018 Basic Food Index (BFI) — which registered at 102.5 points, according to the Commerce Department’s BFI report released Wednesday. Last month, according to...
Trevor Matheson
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Trevor Matheson has been appointed New Zealand's High Commissioner to Samoa, with accreditation to American Samoa. New Zealand's Foreign Minister Winston Peters said as a long-serving diplomat Dr Matheson is more than suitably qualified for the role. He said Dr Matheson...
SNAP staff with sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Thousands of local residents will get an early Christmas gift today when the Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) starts issuing disaster relief food assistance for qualified victims of Tropical Storm Gita. DHSS director Muavaefa’atasi John E. Suisala has...
Tualauta District #15 Representative-elect Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta District #15 Representative-elect Larry Sanitoa is "not surprised" that the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) defaulted on their lease payment of $4.25 million to the American Samoa Government's Employees' Retirement Fund (ASGERF) which was due...
Court Report logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The pretrial conference for Nick Mataia — which was on the High Court calendar yesterday — has been continued to January 31, as his attorney, Public Defender Michael White, is off island. Mataia is being charged in two separate cases. For the first one, he and his two co...
US-EPA logo
Honolulu, HAWAII — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2.3 million to the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) to strengthen programs that protect human health and the environment, while the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) has been awarded $12.7...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Mayne Siaumau appeared in High Court yesterday morning for an Order to Show Cause (OSC) hearing that was set by the court on Nov. 27th. He was also there for a disposition hearing from a previous OSC. When asked by Acting Associate Justice Elvis Patea, Siaumau admitted...
NOAA logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Coral reefs in American Samoa are in “good” condition, but coral reefs around the Tutuila islands are the “most impacted by human activities,” according to the territory’s coral reef 2018 status report released last week by the US National Oceania and Atmospheric...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata with Senate Veterans Chairman Johnny Isakson.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata joined members of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in a joint veterans hearing at the Capitol. During this hearing, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie stated his intention to visit American Samoa, and lauded our many Pacific Islander veterans...

Pages