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Ifo Pili
Provo, UTAH — American Samoa born and raised Ifo Pili (son of the late Falema'o Pili) was a VIP sideline guest during BYU's Homecoming Game against the University of Hawaii.  Ifo, now the city administrator for Eagle Mountain City, was an All-Conference BYU Cougar football player, who also played...
Fagatogo Marketplace
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new company in American Samoa — Island Fisheries — has been negotiating a lease agreement with the Department of Marine & Wildlife Resources for the use of the Fish Market at the Fagatogo Market Place, according to the American Samoa Community Activities &...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga on Oct. 8 signed into law, an Administration bill approved by the Fono, that amends local law by creating the American Samoa REAL ID Act, which complies with the federal REAL ID Act, that has been place for more than a decade. The US Department...
People joining 30-30 Strong American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. And a local non-profit organization called, “30-30 Strong American Samoa” is conducting a supplemental program, not only to help encourage people to live a healthy...
Senator Galea’i M. Tu’ufuli and family members in a SN file photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Veteran politician, traditional leader and senator, Paramount Chief, Galea’i M. Tu’ufuli passed away yesterday surrounded by family members at the St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, California. He was 81. “Our father passed away peacefully around 11:11a.m. yesterday (...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 24-year-old accused of being armed with a pocket knife after he allegedly assaulted his brother-in-law was arrested last week. William Tafu made his initial appearance in District Court last Thursday. He was represented by Assistant Public Defender Anna Wells while...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has signed into law three Administration bills, approved by the Fono, which includes legislation that increases the cigarette and tobacco excise tax and provides additional revenues to help the American Samoa Community College. In accordance...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A private school in American Samoa is objecting to the construction of a United States military indoor firing range adjacent to their school. The principal and Board of Directors of South Pacific Academy have written to Congresswoman Aumua Amata asking her to intervene....
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 41-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl was arrested two weeks ago. Valaau Sione made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is represented by Assistant Public Defender Ryan Anderson, while prosecuting the case is Assistant...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Two men were arrested last week for fighting during a birthday party in Pago Pago. Fetuafiafi Apelu and Lafitaga Tagoa’i made their initial appearances in District Court last Friday. They are charged with third degree assault and disturbing the public peace. District...

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