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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police from the DPS Tafuna Substation arrested two men during the weekend. Both are alleged to have assaulted their wives. The first incident happened in Malaeimi while the other was reported from Tafuna, both happened on Sunday night. The two men made their initial...
Turkey Tails
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Commerce Department has recorded another hike in the price of turkey tails — a favorite of many Samoans — for the third consecutive month, according to the July 2018 Basic Food Index for American Samoa released Aug. 10th by DOC. “Cost of turkey tails continues to...
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WASHINGTON — Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs this week announced $1,488,890 in fiscal year 2018 grants to combat invasive species and protect natural resources in the U.S. Territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court has dismissed the case against a bus driver accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl last year, following a motion from the government to dismiss the case last week. Kirisimasi Faumui’s jury trial was scheduled for this week. A Status...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an Aug. 13 memo, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga appointed an eleven-member ASG Utility Task Force to recommend ways of reducing the cost of electricity being paid by all sectors of the community, where many families and the private sector, have voiced concerns over the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Legislature is getting $500,000 as a “subsidy” under the Special Programs budget category, overseen by the Governor’s Office, for the new fiscal year 2019 budget, according to budget documents. An explanation in the Special Programs budget document states that this “...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Limited inventory of visitor accommodations in American Samoa is one of the challenges for Hawaiian Airlines in growing the local tourism industry, while the Honolulu-based carrier is looking at helping local fisheries with fish exports. These are some of the issues...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono has given its endorsement to the Administration’s fiscal year 2018 supplemental budget of $2.6 million, which is American Samoa’s share of the $6.5 million settlement between the federal government and StarKist Co. for StarKist Samoa’s violation of environmental...
Doug Domenech, left, Department of the Interior assistant secretary for insular and international affairs, and Office of Insular Affairs Director Nik Pula Interior provides $1.3 M to protect coral reefs in Insular Areas WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, last week approved $1,345,256 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding under the Coral Reef and Natural Resources initiative to the U.S. territories and the freely associated states.
WASHINGTON — Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, last week approved $1,345,256 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding under the Coral Reef and Natural Resources initiative to the U.S. territories and the freely associated states. Office...
Congresswoman Amata with EPA Region 9 Administrator Mike Stoker
Pago Pago AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata last week welcomed the opportunity to speak to the 40th meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, including highlighting bipartisan federal legislation promoting the long-term health of our coral reefs. As part of her remarks, Congresswoman...

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