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Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Prisoners in American Samoa have allegedly been told to ask their families for food because of a shortage. Families contacted by KHJ News said the instruction was given to prisoners by the warden last Thursday. The shortage of food was related to delays in the approval...
Honolulu Federal Courtouse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The family of an American Samoan man who is alleged to have been assaulted by three police officers in downtown Honolulu and later died at a Hawaii hospital four year ago is seeking “general and punitive damages of ten million dollars” in their civil lawsuit against the...
First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga cutting the ribbon
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A historic building in American Samoa housing the police has been dedicated and blessed after a major renovation and restoration project. The central police station in Fagatogo once served as the barracks for a local security force know as the Fitafita Guard, during an...
Manua Wharfs
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senators have approved a non-binding resolution calling on the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District “to make immediate, necessary and vital repairs to restore” the Ta’u Wharf on Ta’u island for the safety of the Manu’a people. According to the resolution,...
JC Kim
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA — Kim Jae-chul, one of the most well know entrepreneurs in the tuna sector, is stepping down from running South Korea's Dongwon Enterprise to give control to his son, reports Pulse News.  The 84-year-old Dongwon founder, known as "JC Kim" in the industry, is expected to play an...
Participants at Day 2 of the Fautasi Heritage Symposium
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Day 2 of the first ever Fautasi Heritage Symposium, last Thursday, co-hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) and the American Samoa Historic Preservation Office (ASHPO) at the Tauese P. F. Sunia Ocean Center, included round table discussions...
The Matasaua crew awaiting help to arrive after their fautasi took on water last Saturday
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Matasaua crew awaiting help to arrive after their fautasi took on water last Saturday, prior to the start of the 2019 Flag Day fautasi race. Skipper Malaepule Fuega Moliga is upset that help didn't arrive fast enough. He blasted the committee, after Saturday’s race...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, DC — A combined $2 million in federal funds is being made available to American Samoa for security purposes in three different preparedness grants through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Congresswoman Aumua Amata...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga, who is also the acting governor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The official Flag Day program for Flag Day 2019 is expected to be released Tuesday, and the Governor’s Office has received confirmation for off-island VIPs, which includes Samoa’s Head of State Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele...
The start of the procession of worshiper from the Holy Family Parish in Fatuoaiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The start of the procession of worshipers — several of them carrying palm branches —  at the Holy Family Parish in Fatuoaiga, on Palm Sunday, Apr. 14th, followed by a combined Mass at the Holy Family Cathedral. Before the procession, a special prayer service was held in...

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