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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The impact of climate change in American Samoa has been painted graphically by the US Coral Reef Task Force. The Task Force has been holding workshops this week in Pago Pago. Fatima Sauafea Leau of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric office in American Samoa said the...
Local employees of Hawaiian Airlines, with HAL president and chief executive officer Peter R. Ingram (front row, center), posing for a group photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With more seasonal flights for the summer and scheduled for the Christmas holiday, Hawaiian Airlines has increased the number of its seats by about 15% this year compared to the prior year for the Honolulu-Pago Pago route, thanks to the Airbus plane which features more...
check in gate at TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The inmate who escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility is now back in custody. Samoa News understands the inmate escaped from confinement Monday but was recaptured yesterday. According to a Samoa News source, the inmate had made a request to the Warden, to be...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga delivered special remarks yesterday during the final day of the 40th Meeting of the US Coral Reef Task Force at the Fale Laumei where he commended the group's work and acknowledged with appreciation the commitment by the US to “safeguard and...
ASG Public Defender, Michael White
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Newly confirmed Public Defender (PD) Michael White told the Fono that his appointment was a calling from God, to come and help people who are in need in American Samoa, especially those who are poor and cannot afford to pay a private lawyer to defend them. White appeared...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono’s review of the government’s proposed budget of more than $439.58 million for FY 2019 begins next Monday, Aug. 20th, and it will be a joint hearing of both the Senate and House Budget and Appropriations Committees, held at the Senate’s current chambers — the...
Honolulu, HAWAII — The recent disqualification of a Hawaii House of Representatives candidate drew attention to the rights — or the lack of rights — of American Samoans living in the United States. Sailau Timoteo, the only Republican candidate for House District 43, was disqualified when the Hawaii...
Territorial Correction Facility entrance
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Detectives from the DPS Criminal Investigation Division (CID) are following up on every lead they have, in connection with the shooting that allegedly took place in Leone early Sunday morning. For now, police have no suspect. Samoa News understands that the three DPS...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Vaitogi who is accused of attempting to assault his mother’s sister while she was holding her 3-month-old granddaughter was arrested last week. Alfred Vilivili made his initial appearance in District Court where Judge Fiti Sunia granted a motion from his...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 43-year-man was arrested by police on allegations that he assaulted his wife inside their vehicle. The man is being charged with public peace disturbance, third degree assault, and driving under the influence of alcohol. He made his initial appearance in court last...

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