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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man who is on probation for 24 months was arrested last week on the allegation that he assaulted his neighbor while he was intoxicated. Okesene Suluga made his initial appearance last Friday before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia. He is charged with 3rd...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has implemented a corrective action plan, following a US Department of Interior, Office of Inspector General (DOI-OIG) audit, which found that ASG Executive Branch government-owned and leased vehicles “did not have effective internal controls of...
Vikings coaching staff and the Warriors coaching staff in pink
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Faga’itua Vikings Head Coach/Principal coaching up his offense during the first half of their rival game against the Warriors last Saturday. Both the Vikings coaching staff and the Warriors coaching staff were sporting pink on the sidelines in honor of Breast Cancer...
Building site for proposed new Fono building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To address issues of concern raised by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency over the construction of the new Fono building, Gov. Lolo Matalasi plans to form a task force that will recommend changes to “local regulations that will align more closely with federal...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The young woman who has alleged she was sexually abused by the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Fiu Johnny Saelua two years ago breaks her silence. She told Samoa News, during a one-on-one interview last Friday that she was shocked to learn through the newspaper that Fiu’s...
Gerald Ramsey, originally from the island of Aunu’u in American Samoa, with his Lion King mask
PEORIA — Gerald Ramsey, originally from the island of Aunu’u in American Samoa, says that he channels his own life experiences connecting with his grandfather as he portrays the paternal figure Mufasa.  Ramsey said, “I leave all the glitz up to the beautiful costumes, the makeup, lighting and the...
ASPA staff posing in front of wreath for Executive Director Utu at ASPA entrance
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This photo posted Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, on the American Samoa Power Authority facebook page, with a caption, saying “ASPA staff posing in front of wreath for Executive Director Utu at ASPA entrance [at Tafuna compound] after 5am Wednesday morning trash pick up....
Utu Abe Malae in a 2011 photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Utu Abe Malae's  passing  is  a  great  loss  to  our  Utu  Family.  Utu  was  a
 compassionate  family  Sa'o. He  always  gave  much  more  than  us  Utu  Family  matai  for  our faalavelaves.  After  a  faalavelave,  he  usually would  share  his monetary  gifts  from...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has set Oct. 27, as the date for the  “open meeting” of residents of Swain Island to select their Delegate to the local House of Representatives for a two-year term. The meeting venue is the Election Office in Tafuna and...
Pacific Basin Development Council executive director, Esther Kia’aina
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Pacific Basin Development Council (PBDC) meeting, on Sept. 27 at its headquarters at the West-West Center in Honolulu, under the new leadership of executive director, Esther Kia’aina, focused on several issues.  Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, along with the governors of Hawai’i,...

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