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Fofo County Rep. Andra Samoa (left) being interviewed by Johan Bergendorff
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fofo County Rep. Andra Samoa was interviewed late Saturday afternoon on the Leone village shoreline by Johan Bergendorff, global health correspondent of Sweden’s public broadcaster, Swedish Radio on climate change and sea level rise impacting Leone village. Rep. Samoa...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against the 46-year-old man from Samoa charged with second degree assault, felonious restrain, and public peace disturbance for allegedly trying to kill his wife has been bound over to High Court where arraignment will take place this morning.  (Samoa News is...
Tofiga Sefo Fepulea’i with writer/director Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tickets have been selling out, and people can’t stop talking about ‘Take Home Pay.’ Not only does it star renowned Samoan comedian Tofiga Sefo Fepulea’i, it was also written and directed by Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa, the creative mind behind two other popular movies: “Three...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a memo issued Tuesday, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga lifted the freeze on annual increments for locally funded positions for Executive Branch employees, following a recommendation by the Annual Increment Team, headed by Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga. The governor...
People sitting outside at LBJ hospital during power outage
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local residents who were at the LBJ Medical Center Tuesday afternoon had to be evacuated and according to a security officer, it was because there was smoke in the building and a power outage. Reportedly, an employee had turned on a light switch that caused a power surge...
Tuna boats in port, American Samoa, 2009
Washington, D.C. — The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has announced the tuna purse seine fishery in the "Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine" (ELAPS) will close as of Oct. 9. The rule was passed on Oct. 1, as a result of vessels reaching the 2019 limit on purse seine fishing effort in...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono Special Session officially closed last Friday after the Senate and House agreed on the final language of an Administration bill appropriating funds for the construction of a “new cement perimeter wall” around the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), and a...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman convicted of violating local drug laws is ordered to serve 180 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Christina S. Malauulu, 48, who has been in custody since her arrest last month, unable to post a $5,000 surety bond, appeared in court last week...
Sandra King Young, director of the American Samoa Medicaid Office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Medicaid Office has stopped paying for escorts for patients that are referred to New Zealand except in certain cases. The move comes because of incidents involving escorts and some patients which have put the referral programme in jeopardy. Sandra King...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the co-defendants in the Ottoville drug case from last year will serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and thereafter, he is to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for 5 years — the duration of his probation. Si’u...

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