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Close to three dozen cops from the Department of Public Safety underwent training earlier this month under a program funded by the DPS Office of Highway Safety (OHS). Law enforcement experts in the field of detecting drunk and drugged drivers arrived from Phoenix, Arizona to carry out the five-day...
As its spring 2018 semester got underway, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) took the opportunity to recognize the many service projects for students and the community that its academic departments engaged in during 2017. The College’s Academic Affairs division hosted a Faculty Awards...
Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed newly introduced companion legislation from the honorable Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, the President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, that mirrors her bill to ensure reliable air service in American Samoa. Congresswoman Amata’s bill, H.R. 276,...
Police have arrested and charged two former Western Union employees for crimes they allegedly committed a year and a half ago involving thousands of dollars stolen from WU customers. Meanwhile, Western Union has reimbursed all the customers who were affected. Lagavale Angelina Sasa and Judy Leilua...
Because of the ongoing investigation into the alleged fraud and counterfeiting of food stamp vouchers, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga offers no comment at this time until the probe is complete and he receives a full briefing of the incident. This is according to the Governor’s Executive Assistant,...
VISE GAUTA  A man whose trial was “aborted” after the complaining witness failed to show up to testify, has pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge in connection with an alleged shooting in Vaitogi early last year, and has been sentenced to two years probation. Vise Gauta appeared Monday in High Court...
A group photo of those who attended yesterday’s release of the 2017 International Visitor Survey Report, commissioned by the American Samoa Visitors Bureau (ASVB) and delivered by the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) SPTO chief executive officer, Christopher Cocker (fourth from right)...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a major $10.7 million federal investment in American Samoa for environmental protection services. “I’m pleased to welcome this extensive federal funding for environmental efforts and water infrastructure in American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “...
The government's case against two employees of the Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) and an Asian businessman over an alleged scheme to defraud the food stamp program reveals that another businessman — yet to be arrested and charged — was lured into the alleged scam, and was never paid...
A motion by two faipule to allow one amendment to the House version of the Administration’s revenue measure to increase the miscellaneous excise tax rate was denied by the House Ways and Means Committee during a brief discussion Monday. Committee chairman, Lavea Fatulegaee Palepoi Mauga told the...

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