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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman convicted of violating local drug laws is ordered to serve 180 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Christina S. Malauulu, 48, who has been in custody since her arrest last month, unable to post a $5,000 surety bond, appeared in court last week...
Sandra King Young, director of the American Samoa Medicaid Office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Medicaid Office has stopped paying for escorts for patients that are referred to New Zealand except in certain cases. The move comes because of incidents involving escorts and some patients which have put the referral programme in jeopardy. Sandra King...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the co-defendants in the Ottoville drug case from last year will serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and thereafter, he is to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for 5 years — the duration of his probation. Si’u...
Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa is stepping in to help out with what’s needed for repairs to several problem areas for the classroom and office serving Special Education students at Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School (NVTHS). This follows an email request last month...
Dogs left with no water or food
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of last week, there was still no medication at the ASG Department of Agriculture Veterinary Clinic. And if that isn’t enough — a notice has been posted, informing all pet owners that as of Oct. 10th, the vet clinic no longer accepts any small pets (i.e. cats and dogs...
Tisa and Candyman aboard his fishing boat.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Public Health last week announced the closure of local tattoo shops, due to what is being described as an isolated infection issue. Tisa Faamuli told Samoa News over the weekend that this move is making it impossible for local tattoo artists to provide the public with...
Students from ASCC Fine Arts classes with artist Regina Meredith-Fitiao (back row)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Twenty students in Fine Arts classes at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) received rare opportunities this semester to gain a perspective on different approaches to what might be termed “cultural documentation” by participating in special public activities....
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of passing bad checks at a local store was arrested last week pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. Tuilata Faasega made his initial appearance this past week. He is charged with three counts of stealing and three counts of passing a bad check, all...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has requested local Homeland Security (ASDHS) director Samana Semo Ve’ave’a to provide a report on the Territory-Wide Disaster Drill that was carried out late last month, as well as the 10th Anniversary of the 2009 tsunami ceremony which was...
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary Doug Domenech announced last week that the Department of the Interior has provided $550,000 in technical assistance grant funding for fiscal year (FY) 2018 and FY 2019 to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Parasitic Diseases and...

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