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Aerial view of Starkist canning plant in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  StarKist Samoa, the largest private employer in the territory, has finally confirmed the number of workers it wants to hire from neighboring Samoa, under the territory’s Guest Worker Permit Law, after local recruitment efforts were not “favorable as expected”. The law...
National Weather Service, Pago Pago building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —Education Director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga confirmed at 5:37a.m. today, Monday, that classes for all public schools — both elementary and high schools — are canceled. However, all DOE teachers and principals are to report to their respective schools to work. Also cancelled...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Immigration confirmed to the court last week that James Aru's ID expired Sept. 24, 2016. And because of his illegal immigration status, Aru, 47, is remanded back to custody at TCF without bail. Aru, a citizen of Vanuatu, is charged with private peace disturbance and...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — High Court sets sentencing date for DUI felony driving defendant and remands accusted probation violators back to custody. PENIAMINA LOLENESE The 40-year-old man accused of operating a vehicle although the court had permanently suspended his license was in High Court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a Feb. 5th memo, Acting Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga reconstituted the Alcohol Beverage Control Board by naming new members to the ASG Commission responsible for regulating and issuing licenses to businesses established to serve or sell beer and alcoholic beverages. Local...
National Weather Service, Pago Pago
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After a night of heavy showers with winds predicted to gust to 35 mpg, you can expect, today, Sunday, Feb. 24, occasional showers with highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the mid 70s. North winds 35 to 45 mph with higher gusts. Monday through Wednesday the territory will...
Greg Silvey, MVC director of admissions; Paul Troth, head football coach; and Heather Troth, assistant professor of Nonprofit Leadership will travel to American Samoa for the seven-day recruiting trip where they will visit all of the local high schools and the community college.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Representatives from Missouri Valley College (MVC) in Marshall, Missouri will be visiting American Samoa Feb. 22- 28 for a recruiting trip. The group is being hosted by Pacific Island Foundation (PIF), a local nonprofit 501c3 organization. Greg Silvey, MVC director of...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A status hearing for the government's case against a young man charged with public peace disturbance and resisting arrest has been continued to Monday, Feb. 25 to give Immigration more time to locate his file. Togafiti Miliona made his initial appearance in District...
Fagaima Road flooding in 2018.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Department of Homeland Security – TEMCO issued the following weather advisory late Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Tafuna has advised that currently, model data shows a low pressure system developing near the Samoan Islands by today,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the defendants charged with the alleged rape of two 14-year-old girls has asked the court to set his matter for trial. Nick Mataia, who is still in custody unable to post a $100,000 bond is charged in two separate cases. In the first case, Mataia is charged with...

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