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Pictured is Katherine Kim (on the mic) and three of her peers: Michelle Lo, Heyao Yang, and Victor Chen.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — What a way to get kids to learn that giving is the true spirit of the holiday season! Last Friday, Dec. 8th, at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei, children of different ethnic backgrounds banded together with Onnuri Piano Academy students, to host a special...
(Left) Melissa Paolo in Dec. 2017 weighing 205 lbs. and (right) Melissa in Dec. 2018 at 129.8 lbs.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Stronger Slimmer You (SSY), the obesity awareness movement taking the island by storm, hosted "Dance the Night Away" last Friday, Dec. 8th at Maliu Mai Beach Resort in Fogagogo. The event brought together SSY members to hear and share stories about their transformations...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IX Administrator, Robert Fenton is open and willing to work with the American Samoa Government to “fashion mutually beneficial solutions” regarding the proposed new two-story multi-million-dollar Fono building. However...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man was charged Monday in District Court after he allegedly stabbed his wife, 32, at a friend’s house in Futiga on Friday evening. The victim sustained wounds on her left arm and was admitted to the LBJ Surgical Ward because the blade penetrated the joint...
Paul Harman being taken into custody in American Samoa in Nov of this year.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A written decision was issued by the Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa last week in the case of Tongan national, Paul Harman against the Governor of American Samoa, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, confirming the governor’s authority to issue arrest warrants...
Toalepai pictured with her daughters.
Las Vegas, NEVADA — A Samoa woman is making waves in Sin City. And she's doing it in an industry that has been — and still is — predominantly male. Virginia Toalepai is a single mother who was the recipient of the International Young Professional Division Award during this week's 15th Annual Athena...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has issued a bench warrant — without bail — to arrest Tautua Letasi, after he failed to appear in High Court last Friday for an Order to Show Cause (OSC) hearing. Letasi, who has several outstanding warrants in his name, was scheduled to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fishing on high seas and fish aggregating devices (FAD) management are among the concerns and issues for the US-based American Tuna Association (ATA) that are expected to be shared at this week’s 15th Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission which...
National Weather Service, Pago Pago
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of 2:16 p.m. yesterday, a wind advisory, high surf advisory, and flash flood watch remained in effect for American Samoa. Wet conditions that developed over the weekend got worse yesterday morning when traffic in certain areas around the territory was slowed, due to...
Dr. Akenese Nikolao
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Commencement for the fall 2018 semester at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), the 69th since the College’s inception in 1970, will take place this Friday, December 14, beginning at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Multi-Purpose Building.  The estimated...

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