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U.S.Capitol Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congressional legislation preventing another federal government partial shutdown this weekend and fund the rest of the federal government for the remainder of FY 2019, includes funding for American Samoa. The measure includes language calling on the US Interior’s Office...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced new bipartisan legislation to strengthen the future of fishing in American Samoa, and promote the development of the next generation of commercial fishermen with federal grant support. She is an original cosponsor of legislation. The Young...
ASTCA building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Legislative Financial Officer (LFO) Talalemotu Mauga has followed up on his Jan. 28, 2019 letter to ASTCA Chief Executive Officer, Lewis Wolman regarding several ASTCA financial reports requested by a member of the House of Representatives. In a Feb. 11, 2019 letter to...
Candidate for lieutenant governor Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., and candidate for governor, Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It's official. Former Tualauta faipule, Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., has been named the running mate for Sen. Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua in the 2020 gubernatorial race. Nuanuaolefeagaiga and Tapumanaia made the official announcement on Valentine’s Day, yesterday,...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who pled guilty yesterday to third degree assault for attempting to strike another person with a rebar last year has been sentenced to 120 days (4 months) imprisonment. Vise Gauta appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a pretrial conference on the assault...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Treasury Department has voiced “significant concerns” and “rejects” the inclusion of American Samoa and three other US territories on the European Commission’s list of countries with “strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Judge Elvis P. Patea has continued the Global Plea Agreement between the government and Ienisei Mata’utia until next week. Mata’utia, who is still in custody unable to post a $20,000 bond is charged in three separate cases, all involving illegal drugs. She appeared in...
HAL plans on the tarmac at Pago Pago Int'l Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This courtesy photo taken before 8a.m yesterday at Pago Pago International Airport, shows one Hawaiian Airlines aircraft — which arrived from Honolulu during the wee hours yesterday morning as a replacement aircraft for another Hawaiian Air plane which landed in Pago...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man serving a 5-year sentence for a drug conviction from last November now has 5 more years tacked on to his time at the TCF, after the High Court yesterday revoked his 2009 probation for failing to pay a $5,000 fine and make his monthly visits to the Probation Office...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite the hard work by several police officers to arrest Sopi Senio after trying to locate him for several months — pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court on the allegation that he failed to comply with conditions of his probation — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia...

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