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Precious Ameperosa and her mother
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Alpha Epsilon Mu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) holds an induction ceremony during each Spring and Fall semester to welcome some of the “best and the brightest” academic achievers into...
A view of the pavilion on the Fagatogo malae and the paving around it
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police have removed a rock barrier erected as a protest over controversial paving done in front of the Fagatogo malae. Since a new pavilion was opened in the grounds of the malae the people of Fagatogo have been protesting over the paving of a large grassed area they...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House of Representatives has passed the extension of Medicaid assistance as part of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government beyond the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30, 2019. It is now going to the Senate. According to Congresswoman Aumua Amata, in a...
Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After making one amendment, the Fono Joint Budget Committee yesterday passed the final fiscal year 2020 budget, without inflating the initial total budget submission of $421.48 million. Both the Senate and House now go through the final process of approving the budget...
ASTCA chief executive officer, Lewis J. Wolman
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) sharing with two other ASG entities, revenues earned from the Hawaiki cable capacity sale, adds an additional burden on ASTCA to operate, according to the authority’s chief executive officer, Lewis Wolman, who noted...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a black truck that was pulled over by police last week is facing drug charges, after police allegedly found a blue bag inside the vehicle containing small baggies of a white crystalline substance, along with drug paraphernalia. Filemu “PEACE” Valaau made...
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Washington, D.C. — American Samoa Medicaid issues are being deliberated on at high levels and impacting Continuing Resolution (CR) negotiations in Congress —and this is historical — according to Sandra King Young, Medicaid Director, American Samoa Medicaid State Agency. Trade mitigation assistance ...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 27-year-old man from Petesa has been arrested on the allegations that he burglarized a home in Fogagogo and a store in Petesa earlier this year. Michael Mapu made his initial appearance in District Court last week. Prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney General...
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Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, Sept. 12th, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee 
approved the FY 2020 defense appropriations bill. The bill now goes to the full senate for consideration, and is expected to be signed into law in the next few months. The bill contains the following language for...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — So how did Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga fund the $100,000 for ASG’s donation to the Manu Samoa rugby team during their fundraising event held at Utulei beach in July this year? The answer was made clear and confirmed yesterday during the Fono Joint Budget hearing for the...

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