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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A man with an outstanding arrest warrant was taken into custody last week after police picked him up for a public peace disturbance matter in Tafuna. Isitolo Kolia Jr, 45, made his initial appearance in court yesterday morning. Prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney...
Fire hydrant spewing water
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A vehicle veered off the main road at the Nuuuli Airport Intersection, slammed into a fire hydrant and caused the unit to break and spew gallons of water into the air at around 3:30p.m. last Saturday. ASPA crew members were on site to make prompt repairs. According to...
 Will and Sisi Spitzenberg treated those who attended opening to a special menu of nutritious goodies
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Hope Dialysis Center, located on the Vaitogi Road, officially opened its doors to the public last Friday, and services commenced yesterday morning. Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga Tasi Asuega, represented the government during the opening ceremony, in place of...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three former employees of Pacific Holdings American Samoa convicted of stealing money from the company, has been given 6 months to pay back the full amount she stole; if not, she will serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Of note,...
ASCC president, Dr. Rosevonne M. Pato
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College has recommended to the Fono to consider legislation that would regulate private institutions of higher learning opening up in American Samoa, as well as online college education programs. The verbal recommendation was made by ASCC...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stealing his uncle’s vehicle was arrested last week and now faces drug charges for an incident that occurred last month. William Akeripa made his initial appearance in District Court last week and bond is set at $10,000. He is charged with unlawful...
Participants in the groundbreaking for the Tafuna Community Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga (second from left) along with others, during last week’s groundbreaking for the government’s long awaited Tafuna Community Center, which will come under the jurisdiction of the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs. The proposed structure will...
Medicaid Director of the American Samoa Mediaid State Agency, Sandra King Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Medicaid Director of the American Samoa Mediaid State Agency, Sandra King Young, has relayed to Gov. Lolo M. Moliga the news that after 3 months of negotiations, CMS has approved American Samoa’s request to do cost-share on accommodations costs for the Off-island...
Reigning Miss American Samoa, Magalita Johnson with students.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Reigning Miss American Samoa, Magalita Johnson visited her alma mater, St. Theresa Elementary School, last Thursday, Sept. 19th, and the students welcomed her with open arms and big smiles. “On behalf of the school, staff, but most of all, the wonderful boys and girls of...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga announced last Friday that the US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) has approved American Samoa’s implementation plan to provide additional supplemental disaster recovery food assistance for American Samoa’s low-...

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