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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has given all departments and agencies with satellite offices on Ofu island in Manu’a a directive to terminate their individual leases with their landlords, and prepare to move into ASG’s Afioga Misaalefua Tausulu Palega Executive Office Building on Ofu island, by the...
The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for Tutuila, Aunu’u, Manu’a and Swains until 9:00 p.m., July 3, 2017. This is due to heavy rainfall from a trough across the territory triggering runoffs in small streams and along the main road. More rainfall is expected through Tuesday...
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Last week the Rotary Club of Pago Pago inducted two new members, Lee Stewart (2nd right) the General Manager of McConnell Dowell and Alice Raynar (2nd left), a teacher at Leone High School. Rotary President Margie Tafiti said their membership currently stands at close to 30. The Rotary Club of Pago...
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BRIAN BENJAMIN LOMA — During a High Court status hearing last Friday, Chief Justice Michael Kruse explained to defendant, Brian Benjamin Loma, the disadvantage of not having an attorney present to argue his case in court. Loma’s attorney Mark Ude was not present at the hearing and the defendant has...
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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed two cabinet directors and a deputy director as new members to the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) board, replacing three others ASEDA boards members who have resigned. The three new appointees to the ASEDA board are Chief Procurement...
Orphaned Starfish Foundation founder Andy Stein speaking to the students of DYWA’s Summer Youth Computer Program as he and his wife Dilia kept their promise made over two years ago when they were here with the Troy & Theodora Polamalu Foundation — to return to American Samoa and maintain the computer vocational training center they brought to the territory.  [photo: TG]
Andrew Stein founded the Orphaned Starfish Foundation in 2001 to help orphans, victims of abuse and at-risk children worldwide escape their cycles of poverty and abuse through education and job training. And, two years ago, Mr. Stein came to American Samoa with the Troy & Theodora Polamalu...
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The Attorney General’s Office has received the police reports on cases dealing with allegations against two ranking government officials and Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale says he has “activated the process” to move the cases to an independent prosecutor, who is appointed by the court. “I...
A former StarKist Co., senior executive has pled guilty in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to fix the price of packaged seafood, such as canned tuna, sold in the US, according to court records and federal prosecutors. Stephen L. Hodge — who served as StarKist Co., senior vice president...
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MAN JAILED FOR ASSAULTING SISTER — A man accused of using the broken wooden handle of a hammer to assault his sister, who was carrying her infant child in her arms, has been sentenced to 15 days in jail, which is one of several conditions of a 24-month probation sentence. Nicholas Nauer appeared in...
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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has written to Chief Procurement Officer, Dr. Oreta M. Crichton, saying that all government purchases shall be “restricted to locally owned businesses” unless a local vendor cannot be found, then the bidding process is to open up to off island vendors. “Maximizing the...

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