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After word broke on Friday that Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga had named Sen. Tuaolo Manaia Fruean as acting police commissioner, pending official nomination and confirmation by the Fono, former police commissioner Save Liuato Tuitele says he didn’t apply for a second term in the job. Gov. Lolo made the...
A former Moanalua High School receiver has died after being shot in the head at the Ala Moana Center parking lot on Christmas night. An unresponsive Stevie Feliciano, 20, died Wednesday at Queen’s Medical Center after being on life support following the shooting incident that occurred on the fifth...
FREDERICK CRICHTON A man, in his early 20s, accused of assaulting a homeowner with a rock, pled not guilty last Friday in High Court where he was arraigned on two felony counts of first degree assault and burglary first degree following an incident on the evening of Nov. 12, 2016 in Ili’ili....
With the fishing industry in crisis both here and around the Pacific, American Samoa’s leaders are opposing expansion of Marine Monuments saying it takes away fishing grounds from U.S. flagged purse seiners, while ASG is firmly opposed to expansion of the LVPA to provide more fishing options to...
American Samoa’s only New Year’s baby, Ms. Beloved Natayna Umaga carried by her father, Setefano Umaga, along with a representative of Pacific Independent Distributors Inc., Tulili Kelemete (standing left), who presented a gift basket for the Territory’s 2017 New Year’s baby yesterday afternoon at...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga have extended a public invitation to the people of American Samoa to the inauguration ceremony for their second four-year term in office. The ceremony is slated to start at 11:30a.m. today at the Malaeoletalu in Fagatogo. “This event has...
As of last Friday morning, seventeen of the 18-member Senate have been selected by their respective county councils and submitted to the Office of Samoan Affairs, which then presents the official certifying list to the Senate during today’s swearing in ceremony for the new 35th Legislature. The not...
The new MV Manu’atele, the government’s multi million-dollar vessel built by Washington state-based Nichols Brothers shipbuilders, is now en route on the final leg of its journey to American Samoa with an expected arrival date of early this week. At an earlier cabinet meeting, Port Administration...
While death is often referred to as part of the natural order of our lives, it is not an easy event to accept, especially of family members and friends dear to us, whether they were public figures or otherwise. Each loss is keenly felt and mourned, with the hope that time indeed will heal the wound...
As the Administration transitions into a new four-year term, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is seeking input from cabinet members on how to improve the public education system in American Samoa and some ideas have already been shared with certain cabinet members. When the Lolo Administration took office...

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