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Bishop, Peter Brown – taking a bow before the grand-stand as he led the Autalavou Katoliko Puleaga Samoa Pago Pago in their taualuga, to close off their performance during the 2017 Flag Day entertainment.  [photo: TG]
Bishop Peter Brown, head of the Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago, has offered the Catholic Church’s support in the government’s fight to rid American Samoa of illegal drugs. This was outlined in a June 21 letter addressed to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga T. Asuega, and...
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The young girl from Fagatogo is an aspiring artist and this drawing is her winning entry, which has been selected as George E. Harris Elementary School's 2016-2017 yearbook cover. Aegeann is the granddaughter of Makiati and Lusia Silafau, and Larry Sanitoa. She was deaf at birth. Aegeann is a...
Some of the CCCAS elders, with Chairman Rev. Elder Mamoe Eveni Jr. (right) during court proceedings between the CCCAS and Secretary General Rev. Amaama Tofaeono. The Court has ruled in favor of CCCAS, to take possession of the home Rev. Amaama and his wife occupy inside the Kanana Fou compound.  [photo AF]
Last Friday’s court ruling on a complaint filed by the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS) has allowed the general public a glimpse into the workings of the church, whose top leadership, the CCCAS Elders’ Committee, is usually tightlipped. In discussion, the court highlighted...
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During sentencing in the High Court on Monday of an Asian businessman initially accused of bribing a Tax Office agent two years ago and later pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge, the Attorney General’s Office asked for “no jail time” for the defendant. Assistant AG Gerald Murphy’s verbal motion...
Douglas William Domenech is the new Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas. [courtesy photo]
*/ WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Aumua Amata has expressed her highest approval and her personal excitement today over President Donald Trump’s announcement of his intent to nominate Interior Department veteran Douglas William Domenech as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas. "I am...
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SOLOMONA TEOFILO A man accused of assaulting his sister-in-law last year, is now facing a new charge after he allegedly assaulted another family member. Solomona Teofilo was arrested and charged last October with second degree assault for allegedly assaulting his sister-in-law. He is accused of...
An estimated 800 young people will be taking part in this year's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), the highest number of participants to date. [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
The DYWA Pago Pago Youth Community Center was jam packed yesterday morning, as hundreds of local youth, parents, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, cabinet members, and representatives from the private sector were there to witness the official opening of this year's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)....
At the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s Fishers Forum on data collection programs held Wednesday night in Honolulu: (l-r) American Samoa Council Member Archie Soliai, Council Executive Director Kitty M. Simonds, American Samoa Council Member Christinna Lutu-Sanchez and Council Chair Edwin A. Ebisui Jr. [photo: WestPac Council]
An advisory panel, along with US longline vessel owners are concerned that a new dock for longliners at the Pago Pago Harbor is not among the projects listed in the Department of Port Administration’s capital improvement projects, according to a report by Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management...
A look at some of the beautiful lettuce that was produced during the six-week hydroponics gardening course hosted by the American Samoa Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (ASCADSV). [photo: courtesy]
“This is one of the best programs that has been offered in the territory and everyone should be taking advantage of it.” Collectively, this is what the participants of the Hydroponics Gardening Program, hosted by the American Samoa Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (ASCADSV), are...
Some of the CCCAS elders, with Chairman Rev. Elder Mamoe Eveni Jr. (right) during court proceedings between the CCCAS and Secretary General Rev. Amaama Tofaeono. The Court has ruled in favor of CCCAS, to take possession of the home Rev. Amaama and his wife occupy inside the Kanana Fou compound.  [photo AF]
The Trial Division of the High Court, in a decision issued last Friday, June 23, has ruled in favor of the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS), saying that they are entitled to take possession of a church home at the Kanana Fou compound that housed Rev. Amaama Tofaeono, who...

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