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Congresswoman Amata during discussion of the details of her bill
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s bill (H.R. 5025) to put sensible time limits on any government fines and penalties for fishing vessels was marked up and passed by the Natural Resources Committee. “This bill would place time limits on the government, so they are required to notify...
Meteorologist-In-Charge, Elinor Lutu-McMoore (right) speaking at yesterday’s Tropical Cyclone Awareness Workshop
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Meteorologist-In-Charge, Elinor Lutu-McMoore (right) speaking at Wednesday’s Tropical Cyclone Awareness Workshop, at the US Army Reserve Center in Tafuna. The annual workshop hosted by the National Weather Service in Tafuna, brings together the weather office’s partners...
Andra Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the results of the Nov. 6th midterm elections made official on Tuesday, faipule-elect Andra Samoa of District 13 Fofo will be the only female faipule in the House when the new lawmakers are sworn-in on Jan. 3, 2019 for their two-year terms. Samoa, who unseated...
A look at the new TCF cafeteria under construction
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has given Pentagon Samoa Construction, owned by Taupau Tauileave Toluono, four weeks to complete the construction of a new cafeteria for the inmates at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The was confirmed by Taupau during a...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 20-year-old female who was driving a rental car that was pulled over by police on Sunday is being criminally charged, after illegal drugs were allegedly discovered by officers inside the vehicle. Olotele Pouesi, also known as Julia, appeared in District Court Tuesday...
American Samoa Election Office photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has declared official, the results of the Nov. 6th midterm elections, after the deadline to file a challenge expired (4:30p.m., Nov. 13th). The Election Office has confirmed that no challenge was filed over the election...
Stacking up tires cleaned up from the bottom of Malaloa Marina
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last Friday, November 9th, members of the Fagota Mo Taeao planning committee volunteered to lead an underwater cleanup of the DMWR Malaloa Marina, to promote the upcoming Fagota Mo Taeao ("Fishing for the Future") Open Fishing Tournament. The cleanup was led by local...
Dist Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man from the west side was arrested this week on the allegation that he assaulted his wife, after she told their neighbor that he is selling drugs. To protect the identity of victims in domestic cases, Samoa News does not identify the defendants by name....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The three inmates accused of escape from confinement in July of this year from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) have pled guilty. Andrew Peters, also known as Luao Fagota, Jason Isaiah Muasau and Vatia Tugaga appeared in High Court last week for their Change...
G.H.C. Reid, Co. Ltd, General Manager, Cherith Lober and StarKist ASG liaison, Taotasi Archie Soliai
Tafuna, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Vailima, Samoa’s Own Beer” has reached an exciting milestone as it celebrated its 40th anniversary since it was established in Samoa and 35 years here in American Samoa.  An elaborate celebration was hosted by its exclusive distributor in American Samoa, G.H.C. Reid &...

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