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Photo of front cover of memorial program
Honolulu, HAWAII — “Forever in Our Hearts” is the lead phrase, on the cover of the Memorial Service” program for the late Scheyenne Ricky Taualai Sanitoa — whose photo is embedded on the cover. A student-athlete with the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior football team, Scheyenne passed away July...
Richard deSaulles
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa has officially granted the motion filed by defendant Richard deSaulles and his attorney, allowing deSaulles to travel off island tonight for medical treatment in California. According to the court’s order, handed...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa who was convicted for meth possession asked the court for permission to seek employment to care for his wife and children. His request was denied by the Court and instead, the Court ordered him to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders...
Aumoeualogo Te’o J. Fuavai in a 2018 file photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senators on Tuesday approved a Senate Concurrent Resolution conveying condolences of the Legislature and the people of American to the children and family of the late High Chief, Aumoeualogo Te’o Fuavai, who passed away last month in Seattle, Washington. The resolution,...
Bluesky CEO, Toleafoa Douglas Creeveys
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — July 10th, 2019 marks 20 Years of Bluesky's service in American Samoa, and on Wednesday the company proudly presented seven local high schools with their share of the $20,000 allocated to support the high schools’ technology based projects. All the high schools in...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C.  — Congresswoman Aumua Amata has sent a letter to United States Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressing the importance of fully counting U.S. Nationals in the United States Census.  “The U.S. Justice Department is making considerations regarding...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega led several cabinet members to welcome home Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who returned to the territory on Tuesday night’s Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu. Lemanu greeted the governor next to the aircraft after he deplaned. Also...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —A young man with several bench warrants — and also owes a high amount in traffic fines — was arrested last week for drugs. Fred Wilson, charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, made his initial appearance in District Court Monday morning. Judge...
Office of Budget and Planning director, Catherine D. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Government spending of Local Funds was maintained below the 50% threshold during the second quarter of fiscal year 2019 — covering the period of Jan. 1 to Mar. 31, 2019 — according to the ASG second quarter performance report submitted by Office of Budget and Planning...
Pictured are DHS director Semo Ve’ave’a (front row, center) and some of the participants of the three-day training course
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Significant law enforcement, fire, emergency, and security services are engaged in an “Active Shooter” training at the local Department of Homeland Security which kicked off Monday, July 8th and ends today, July 10th. The American Samoa Department of Homeland Security (...

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