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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To ensure a safe and reliable working environment in government, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has signed into law legislation, requiring alcohol and drug testing for all ASG employees including elected officials and political appointees. In an Oct. 9th letter, the governor...
Crystal Meth
Santa Ana, CA — A Samoan man and his wife are among eight defendants who were arrested this past Tuesday and charged under a grand jury indictment at the federal court in Santa Ana, CA in connection with an alleged scheme to send methamphetamine to Hawai’i, according to federal prosecutors. The US...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has issued a bench warrant to arrest a young man who failed to appear in High Court for arraignment last week. After waiving his rights to a preliminary examination (PX) before District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia last Wednesday, Fidelis Taumalua...
Front cover of the 2017 Statistical Yearbook
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Statistical Yearbook for 2017 is now released and highlights are as follows: POPULATION The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2010 American Samoa population count of 55,519; a decline of 1,700 persons or -3 percent.  The annual growth rate of the...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last week Thursday’s cabinet meeting, Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga reminded cabinet members to always be prepared for disasters, especially during the upcoming cyclone season, which runs from Nov. 1st to Apr. 30th. He said that with the holidays approaching,...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has continued the pretrial conference for the young man who is accused of shooting at a police vehicle last December, until his defense attorney files a motion to the court to set a deadline for the government to present discovery. Thomas...
Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has opened up about the latest accusations levelled against him by social media blogger O Le Palemia. In his weekly radio programme, Tuilaepa denied owning eight homes in the United States. He also denied having off-shore accounts in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  More than $900,000 in tax refunds checks — Batch #11 – is scheduled to be released today, Friday, according to the ASG Treasury Department in a brief statement released Tuesday afternoon. The statement originally stated that tax refunds were to be released Wednesday,...
Su'a Alex Jennings.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The meeting of Swains Islanders to select their member of the House of Representatives for the next two years has been postponed to October 30. Originally a meeting of people with swains ancestry eligible to vote, was scheduled for Saturday, October 27th to select a...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After almost 6 hours of deliberation Wednesday afternoon, a six-member jury delivered its verdict in the trial of a church pastor accused of sexually abusing his 13-year-old biological daughter. The 56-year-old pastor, who has also worked as an engineer at Fletcher...

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