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American Samoa Election Office photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With still enough time between now and the Nov. 6th mid term elections, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has  recommended that the Attorney General, Talauega Eleasalo Ale and Election Office revisit and make necessary changes to the ballot form. The governor is concerned that...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Pictured is a local 34-year-old woman living with lymphatic filariasis or elephantiasis commonly known as mumu tutupa in Samoan. The mosquito-borne parasitic disease is affecting her lymphatic system responsible for maintaining fluid balance in the body. The...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal audit of the ASG Executive Branch's owned and leased-fleet, cost containment measures, and increments were some of the issues Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga raised at last Thursday’s cabinet meeting. VEHICLE AUDIT The US Department of Interior, Office of Inspector...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  “In the name of God, nothing happened between me and my daughter. I did not sexually abuse her nor I did I do anything to harm her.” These were the words from the 56-year-old pastor who is accused of sexually abusing his 13-year-old biological daughter, when he took the...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The jury trial of a man facing multiple sexual abuse charges involving his 13-year-old biological daughter began yesterday in High Court. Samoa News is withholding the name of the man to protect the identity of the victim, who is a minor. According to information...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — Sha Ongelungel, who is Palauan, started the "anti-Micronesian thread of shame" under the #beingmicronesian movement to expose the vicious attitudes towards her people who live in Hawaii. The thread includes comparisons of Micronesians to cockroaches, posts about them being drunk...
A cute dog available for adoption
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Please don't forget to take advantage of the Healthy Pets, Healthy Island Program being offered with help from Coconut Mutts at the ASG Department of Agriculture Veterinary Clinic!  October is adult dog month and there are still almost 60 open slots for free dog...
 Dr. Faofua Faatoafe (center) relaxes with Business Ambassadors of ASCC (BAOA) President Mayanne Faatau (right) and special guest Leiua Aiono Frost of Samoa News
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Business Department at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) hosts a Fiafia Night once a year as a unique means of integrating student life with family life. The department invites the parents of its Business majors to share a fun and informative evening with...
Fonotaga Jasmine Fa’anu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea has sentenced a former McConnell Dowell manager convicted of stealing money from her former employer, to 6 months detention at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Fonotaga Jasmine Faanu appeared in High Court this past...
District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police arrested a young woman and held her at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for one night, for yelling at her mother during a verbal altercation between the two. It was around 4:19 p.m last Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 when the Tafuna Substation received a...

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