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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More Tutuila residents, whose property were affected by Tropical Storm Gita are up for registration this week at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located inside the DYWA Pago Pago Youth Center, and operated jointly by ASG and the US Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Paramount Chief Mauga Tasi Asuega leaving the High Court after last week’s hearing.  [photo by AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The battle between Pago Pago Village Council (PPVC) and High Talking Chief Tuaolo Meko Aiumu is now before the Land and Title Division of the High Court of American Samoa. The second hearing for this matter was called on Thursday last week, and is now continued for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoans whose homes sustained damage from Cyclone Gita are being urged to make use of cheques from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA. A number of home owners were issued cheques for losses and damages to their properties in the February cyclone...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lolo Administration is proposing a wide-range of regulations governing operations of money transfer businesses, under Money Services Business Regulatory Act legislation, introduced this week in both the Senate and House. “Due to the large amount of monies handled by...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A three-day event aimed at highlighting various industries in the territory will be held this coming week (April 11-13) at the Suigaula ole Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei. The goal of the Biz Fest is "to promote public-private partnerships and showcase the various programs...
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Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal grant of $61,555.00 to LBJ Tropical Medical Center for emergency children’s healthcare programs. “I appreciate this support for health care in American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “Access to necessary health services can...
Territorial Bank of American Samoa president, Philip Ware with TBAS chief operations officer, Makerita Polu following yesterday's news conference, where the officials announced that TBAS has opened its “master account” with the Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco.  [photo: FS]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Territorial Bank of American Samoa, with a deposit portfolio of more than $8 million, is moving another step forward towards the goal of providing full banking services, with the opening of a required “master account” with the Federal Reserve Bark to gain access into...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea has accepted a motion by Elliott Siaumau Jr's attorney, Public Defender Douglas Fiaui, to quash a warrant that was issued by the court on Mar. 27 to arrest Siaumau Jr. for failure to appear for a hearing. Siaumau, who is out on a $...
Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —Next Tuesday, April 10th, leaders in marine conservation research and science will gather at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center (Rotunda Room) between 10am-4pm to share what they believe are top priorities — and potentially determine opportunities — to enhance the marine...
olice Commissioner, Le’i Sonny Thompson [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several firefighters from the local Fire Bureau, a division of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), together with their families have voiced their frustrations with Police Commissioner, Le’i Sonny Thompson, for continuing to ignore them and always putting the needs of...

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