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  Federal legislation signed into law recently by US President Donald J. Trump paves the way for Samoa Airways to apply for cabotage waiver for a longer period of time to operate American Samoa’s domestic flights instead of only a 30-day waiver. An amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration...
(l-r) Leulynn Leifi, Miss Student Association For FaaSamoa; Emma Davenport, Miss Political Science; Aisavali Loloma Peters, Miss Fresh Print; Grace Lagai, Miss Family & Friends;  and Belinda Tiatia, Miss X Factorial
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) is proud to announce the return of its Miss ASCC Pageant, which will take place this Saturday, October 27th, beginning at 6 p.m. in the College’s Multi-Purpose Center Auditorium. Five young ladies representing the various ASCC...
Aumua Amata in American Samoa speaking at a recent town hall.
Washington, DC  — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement concerning the recent minimum wage increase in American Samoa: “The minimum wage law for American Samoa is separate and distinct from the base minimum wage law covering the rest of the United States. That design recognizes...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the defendants in the alleged rape of two 14-year-old girls is currently fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the LBJ Hospital, after he was allegedly beaten by other inmates at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last Saturday. This...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case where two 14-year-old females were allegedly sexually assaulted has landed three men in court. They are Apisaloma Timu, Loma Iosia and Nick Mataia. The three defendants were arrested by police last week and made their initial appearance in District Court. They...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A married man accused of attempted sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl inside a bathroom has been convicted and is scheduled to appear in District Court on Oct. 28, 2018 for sentencing. Sosaiete La’asaga, who was released on his own recognizance was charged with 2nd...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the many issues raised by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga during his recent cabinet meeting is American Samoa’s share of $2.6 million which is part of the $6.5 million settlement between the federal government and StarKist Co. for StarKist Samoa’s violation of...
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...

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