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ASDOE director, Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The hiring of a new vice principal for Nuuuli Vo Tech High School (NVTHS) has led to a local school teacher screaming ‘nepotism’. That’s because the new VP is Fesilafa’i Matagi, the brother of ASDOE director, Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga. The teacher, Sam Nuusolia, is a master...
Just say no to marijuana symbol
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 28-year-old man accused of selling marijuana joints at the Fagatogo market last year has pled guilty.  Cops arrested Calvin Paulo Jr. on Nov. 22, 2018 after a vendor at the Fagatogo market informed police about a man selling drugs at a bus stop. Paulo Jr. was initially...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C.—Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House passage earlier this week of several Veterans’ bills, including two that she cosponsored. This week, the House passed the bipartisan Homeless Veteran Families Act, H.R. 95, introduced by Rep. Julia Browley (D-CA), a bill which Amata...
Alofa Mo Meaola logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In response to numerous complaints about the local DOA animal clinic’s lack of medication and a US-certified vet, the Alofa Mo Meaola non-profit group is bringing Dr. Melissa Shaw to American Samoa to conduct surgeries and health checks for dogs and cats. Dr. Shaw, a US...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a pending drug case in High Court was arrested last week on similar allegations. Asolelei Tagoa’i, a.k.a. “DAYS”, appeared in District Court last week. He is charged with one count each of unlawful possession of methamphetamine; and unlawful possession of...
Derek Helsham (left) congratulates ASCC alumnus Alice Tausaga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Earlier this month, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) provided a venue for the INSPIRE Research Symposium presented by the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition. INSPIRE (Indigenous Samoan Partnership to Initiate Research Excellence) is a five-year program...
Photo of MMR vaccine and needle
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Only 62% of school children in American Samoa have completed the two doses of the Mumps, Measles and Rubella vaccination, prompting health officials to take action. Because of the current outbreak in neighboring Samoa, the Department of Health is urging parents to make...
ASTCA chief executive officer Lewis J. Wolman
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) has a new “prefix” — the first three numbers of either a landline or cell phone — which is “782” for its cellular phone service, and it was introduced last month, as the ASG-owned telecom provider launched a new...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —A young man with several bench warrants including a large sum of traffic fines owed to the court was arrested last week on allegations of unlawful drug possession. Filisi Auelua made his initial appearance in District Court last week and bail is set at $5,000 cash. He is...
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To close out Domestic Violence Awareness Month several local agencies and government departments are banding together to host a walk aimed at bringing awareness to services that are available locally for domestic violence victims and their families. Called “Walk A Mile...

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