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 Deputy chief immigration officer Fagamalama Fualaau and Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, deputy chief immigration officer, Fagamalama Fualaau informed senators that despite the staff shortage at the Immigration Office, with only one vehicle to carry out its work, immigration officers continue to do their...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia found probable cause to bind over to High Court last Friday, all four felony charges against Spencer Toeava. (Spencer and his brother Vincent, along with three former prison guards were arrested and charged earlier this month for their...
Samoa Court building
Apia, SAMOA — The Supreme Court in Samoa has released on bail a 55-year-old man facing a murder charge. TV1 Samoa reported Taofinu'u Vitale of Falealupo faces the charge after the death of a 50-year-old male from the same village on Savai'i. His lawyer, Leota Tima Leavai, asked the court to bail...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Of the $50.32 million that the government received through the sale of the 2018 bond series issued by the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA), construction of the proposed new two-story Fono building is allocated over $15 million, according to an ASEDA...
(L-R) Frank Barron, National Committeewoman Aumua Amata, and American Samoa Chairman Taualapapa Will Sword
Delegates from the Republican Party of American Samoa attended the RNC's Winter Meeting last week in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  (L-R) Frank Barron, National Committeewoman Aumua Amata, and American Samoa Chairman Taualapapa Will Sword. Sword spoke on behalf of the territory about the looming threat...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This is an information bulletin from the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security – TEMCO issued at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2019. The American Samoa Department of Homeland Security in collaboration with the Department of Public Safety urgently asks the public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has set bond at $500 for a man being charged with public peace disturbance and resisting arrest. Sangster Loia made his initial appearance in District Court on Thursday. The charges against him stem from an incident that occurred in Tafuna this past Wednesday....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Team members from the Dept. of Health have been vaccinating school children from private and public elementary schools, in an effort to combat meningococcus. Parents are urged to sign consent forms being sent home with their children. Some schools are making it a...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the issues covered in the Governor’s State of the Territory Address earlier this month was a brief status of the new two-story Fono building project, which has been on hold since late last year following concerns raised by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority has signed contracts for two multi-million-dollar renewable energy projects that promise to reduce the cost of electricity for Tutuila residents down to about 11-cents per kilowatt hour. Speaking at the opening of the Fono, Gov. Lolo...

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