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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was sentenced to 5 years probation will be appearing in court today and the hope is that the presiding judge will honor the results of the drug test he took at the LBJ Medical Center, instead of the one that was administered by the Probation Office. And the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) is looking at installing cameras at the water tank site at Blunts Point in Gataivai, after the water supply was contaminated on Nov. 29th by unknown school kids. ASPA's Environmental Division manager, William Spitzenberg told...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The legal battle over the reduction of the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in territorial waters, between the territory of American Samoa — through the ASG — and the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is heading into the new year as attorneys for the federal...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed completion of legislative efforts to combat harassment in Congress, and safeguard better workplace policies. The bill was passed late last week both by the House and the Senate, and has been sent to President Trump to be signed into law. The...
StarKist workers enter the canning plant in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Inc., has delayed the transition of its California operations to American Samoa, as the cannery continues to review satisfactory solutions to federal regulatory challenges faced by its business in the territory, as well as the uncertainty of the federal tax...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  An American Samoa heavyweight boxing champion who entered into a plea agreement with the government has been ordered by the court to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his probation. Sui Fausaiga, 26, also known as Sui Palauni,...
DOC director Keniseli Lafaele and Hope Dialysis Center co-founder and managing director Chris Fisher.
Utulei, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Venture Fund (ASVF) is investing $300,000.00 into the territory’s first private dialysis clinic, Hope Dialysis Center. The ASVF is an investment fund that manages money from the territory’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) allocation, which...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 39-year-old man who was accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that he is sorry for his actions, and he will never beat his wife again. The defendant was initially charged with 3rd degree assault, public peace disturbance,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Office of Petroleum Management (OPM) has excellent Christmas news for the territory, especially motorists. The new maximum allowable price (MAP) or wholesale price for all petroleum products sold in the territory got a decrease — effective Dec. 15th through Dec. 31,...
(Seated, l-r): Faamavaega Tanielu (10 years of service), Joseph Fale (5 years of service), Feai Taele (15 years of service), Desmond Petaia (10 years of service), Pio Vito Jr. (10 years of service) and Paul Tui (5 years of service).   (Standing l-r): Shift Supervisor Iakopo Ioane, Inventory Specialist Lusia Luaifoa, Chief Financial Officer Eogyoon Kim, Plant Manager Choelyour Lim, Shift Supervisor Iopu Mara, Electrical Supervisor Graeme Dunstan.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Seven employees of Talofa Systems American Samoa (TSAS) Inc., celebrated their 5-20 years of service with the Satala-based can-manufacturing plant on Saturday, Dec. 15th. Six of them are pictured with some of the TSAS management team. (Seated, l-r): Faamavaega Tanielu (...

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