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Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An Administration bill, which seeks to clarify the definition of a commercial vehicle in local statute to satisfy federal requirements for grant funding was introduced last week in both the Senate and House. According to the Lolo Administration, the definition of...
Dr. Rosevonne Pato and Dr. Stephanie Droker
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) last week hosted a special workshop and training on accreditation, given by Dr. Stephanie Droker, one of three vice presidents of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a division of the Western...
etired Associate Justice of the High Court of American Samoa, Lyle L. Richmond, who passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Retired Associate Justice of the High Court of American Samoa, Lyle L. Richmond, who “passed away peacefully” Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at at 5:15 p.m at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i, according to a family announcement yesterday. “Justice Richmond was...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man alleged to have been upset with his sponsor because of issues stemming from the disbursement of a FEMA check has been arrested and charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault. Vaimoe Seumau made his initial appearance in District Court...
Nuuuli Village sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The mother of the two teenagers who were allegedly assaulted by members of the Nuuuli aumaga next to their Malaeimi home last year still wants justice; and she is in the midst of obtaining legal representation so she can take the matter to court. Despite attempts by the...
chart of oil prices
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The average price of gasoline on island is $3.38 per gallon while diesel fuel is $3.76 per gallon, according to data released by the ASG Office of Petroleum Management following a survey yesterday of nine gas stations on Tutuila. OPM had released last Monday, Jan. 14th,...
a kitten provided with free sterilization surgery by the Department of Agriculture Veterinary Clinic last month.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A "possible" candidate for the veterinarian position at the Dept. of Agriculture has been identified; and once everything is squared away, an announcement will be made. This is according to DOA director Filifaatali Mike Fuiava, responding to Samoa News inquiries...
The Fagatogo Pavilion, surrounded by a tin barricade
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at last Friday’s Senate session, Sen. Satele Galu T. Satele Sr said there is no work being carried out at the Fagatogo Pavilion and suggested that the barricade be removed because the facility is located at the Malaeoletalu, where people pass through and witness...
Container scanner at Port of Pago Pago.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police carried out more than 20 drug raids last year and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has again called for “effective strategies” to combat the flow of drugs and illegal weapons into the territory, which will host for the first time this year, the annual conference of...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia wants the Immigration Office to inform incoming foreigners that American Samoa has laws, and the territory is not a playground for criminal activities. Sunia made the remarks during the sentencing of Mui Sua a.k.a. Mui Lilomaiava last...

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