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Pieces of chicken on a cutting board.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The hike in the prices of seven food commodities — fresh fish, chicken legs, pork spare ribs, sausage, canned tuna, turkey tail and corned beef — contributed to the increase of the Basic Food Index for the territory last month, according to the BFI report for December...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia made it clear yesterday morning that the Immigration Office is not doing what it should, as far as getting people who are in their custody, to show up for court. When people are released to the custody of the Immigration Office, Sunia said...
Back entrance to NVTHS showing work down by McConnell Dowell.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This photo taken last Thursday, shows the back gate entrance to Nuuuli Vocational Technical High School. Rep. Larry Sanitoa had sought help from McConnell Dowell, through company official Stuart Pilat, to fix the potholes in the area, following a request from a teacher...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Cases involving immigration violations, drug charges, and stealing move forward in both District and High Court.  NICHOLAS NAUER The man who failed to renew his ID and then tested positive for meth last Thursday when he appeared in court has been released to the custody...
photo of the TCF van
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Available police units are having to transport Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) inmates and detainees to scheduled court appearances and medical appointments because the TCF van is not operable. Earlier this month, Samoa News reported on the deteriorating...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The partial federal government shutdown has resulted in a delay of filing motions in the ongoing legal battle between the Territory of American Samoa — through the ASG — and the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) over the reduction of the Large Vessel Prohibited...
Samoana High School gym
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lolo Administration is moving to expand the construction of gymnasiums at public elementary schools with high enrollment, giving students a place to exercise, play, and hold school assemblies. Speaking at Monday’s Fono joint session, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
 Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a new law, passed by Congress and promptly signed by President Trump this week, that guarantees furloughed federal employees their back pay when the government fully reopens. “This is an important step that immediately provides some peace of mind...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In light of the “severe and acute absenteeism challenge” faced by StarKist Samoa, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has authorized the reactivation of the “Guest Worker Permit Law”, which allows the cannery to hire workers from Samoa based on certain requirements. Samoa News...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), entered a 'not guilty' plea during his arraignment this past Monday in High Court. A pretrial conference for Faasasao Mauga is scheduled for April 5. According to the...

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