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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoans whose homes sustained damage from Cyclone Gita are being urged to make use of cheques from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA. A number of home owners were issued cheques for losses and damages to their properties in the February cyclone...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lolo Administration is proposing a wide-range of regulations governing operations of money transfer businesses, under Money Services Business Regulatory Act legislation, introduced this week in both the Senate and House. “Due to the large amount of monies handled by...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A three-day event aimed at highlighting various industries in the territory will be held this coming week (April 11-13) at the Suigaula ole Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei. The goal of the Biz Fest is "to promote public-private partnerships and showcase the various programs...
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Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal grant of $61,555.00 to LBJ Tropical Medical Center for emergency children’s healthcare programs. “I appreciate this support for health care in American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “Access to necessary health services can...
Territorial Bank of American Samoa president, Philip Ware with TBAS chief operations officer, Makerita Polu following yesterday's news conference, where the officials announced that TBAS has opened its “master account” with the Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco.  [photo: FS]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Territorial Bank of American Samoa, with a deposit portfolio of more than $8 million, is moving another step forward towards the goal of providing full banking services, with the opening of a required “master account” with the Federal Reserve Bark to gain access into...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea has accepted a motion by Elliott Siaumau Jr's attorney, Public Defender Douglas Fiaui, to quash a warrant that was issued by the court on Mar. 27 to arrest Siaumau Jr. for failure to appear for a hearing. Siaumau, who is out on a $...
Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —Next Tuesday, April 10th, leaders in marine conservation research and science will gather at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center (Rotunda Room) between 10am-4pm to share what they believe are top priorities — and potentially determine opportunities — to enhance the marine...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several firefighters from the local Fire Bureau, a division of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), together with their families have voiced their frustrations with Police Commissioner, Le’i Sonny Thompson, for continuing to ignore them and always putting the needs of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who attempted to pick a fight with his father and then assaulted his sister has been ordered by District Court Judge Fiti Sunia to serve 45 days at the TCF for violating conditions of his probation. He is also placed on probation for 24 months after he pled guilty...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 195-year-old prestigious student debate society based in Oxford, England and has previously hosted well-known world leaders in every field, has invited Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to share with them his experiences in the territory. Lolo’s “Invitation to speak at the...

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