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President of ASH Cable, Toleafoa Douglas Creevey
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a news release Wednesday, the American Samoa Hawaii (ASH-Cable) Cable LLC confirmed a new cash dividend paid to the American Samoa Government, which holds one-third share of the company. It says that a check of US$295,774 was presented by the President of ASH Cable,...
Aumua Amata with Chairman Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and the military flight crew
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage of the Interior Appropriations bill that prevents cuts for American Samoa Government, and preserves last year’s increase of $250,000. The House bill’s advance is a necessary step before it will either be combined with or...
Due to shipping delays, SAMOA NEWS will not have a print issue the week of July 23 - 27 2018. SAMOA NEWS will however continue to produce an on-line daily issue and our office will remain open for business.  If you would like to continue to run your advertisements in our on-line daily issue, please...
Tri Marine’s chief operations officer, Joe Hamby
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tri Marine International is hoping that the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will agree with the company that fishing access in the “Overlap Area” is important to the US purse seiner fleet, especially vessels that deliver their catch to American Samoa....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has continued sentencing for Taai Taufete’e to July 28, to allow attorneys and probation officers to do more research regarding the defendant’s previous cases. Taufete’e, who is still in custody since his arrest on June 2, 2018 appeared before District Court...
 In this Samoa News file photo, DPS and DHSS workers in August 2017 working to prepare the campus of Pava'ia'i Elementary School.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the start of the new school year 2018-2019 only weeks away Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has reminded cabinet members of their respective agencies’ responsibilities under the Governor’s Adopt a School Program. Lolo issued the reminder at his cabinet meeting last week,...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The preliminary examination (PX) for the third defendant in the Pago Pago drug raid last May where cops allegedly found illegal drugs took place this past Wednesday, with District Court Judge Fiti Sunia finding probable cause to bind Sio Godinet, Jr. over on 6 charges,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With solid promise of “much faster internet connectivity” from now on, the American Samoa spur connecting to the Hawaiki submarine fiber optic cable went live yesterday, during the official launching ceremony where Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga dismissed one critic, who...
Pago village and harbor
  by Ausage Fausia Samoa News Reporter Chief Justice Michael Kruse has granted a motion by private counsel Charles Alailima to continue the trial between the Pago Pago Village Council (PPVC) and an ousted matai of Pago Pago, High Talking Chief Tuaolo Meko Aiumu, until some time in September of this...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has suggested to the feds that they apply the rules of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) on international fishing area in the Pacific Ocean called Overlap Area, arguing that it would be more beneficial to the territory’s...

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