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PV2 Morgan Ulu with her parents, Rev. Iasepi and Leone Ripley-Ulu, and SFC Sheri Hoddle
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A partnership between the Oregon Army National Guard (ORARNG) and the Southern Oregon University (SOU) ROTC Program paved the way for SFC Sheri Hoddle to travel to American Samoa recently, to share information on education benefits to local students, which would allow...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes a grant of $1,033,000 for American Samoa through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These funds are available to the American Samoa Department of Commerce under the Coastal Zone Management Act, passed initially in 1972,...
TBAS welcome sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Territorial Bank of American Samoa has implemented a “unique program” which insures deposits made by all commercial customers and consumers at the government owned financial institution. This is according to TBAS, which noted that the program went into effect early...
Crew members of Pentagon Construction seen last Saturday morning
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Members of an American Samoan family have been protesting the paving of part of the Fagatogo malae. The demonstrations by the Fa'agata family of Fagatogo began on Monday. Protestor at Fagatogo malae [Photo: RNZ Pacific/Monica Miller] The protestors say the paving is...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old man from Samoa has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders, as a condition of his 5-year probation sentence. Reupena Manutafa, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post a$5,000 bond, pled guilty to...
A screenshot last Friday morning, of the US Marshal Service (USMS) website, showing a link where bidders were to submit bids for the sale of the North Korean cargo vessel, “Wise Honest”, currently anchored in the bay area of American Samoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A screenshot last Friday morning, of the US Marshal Service (USMS) website, showing a link where bidders were to submit bids for the sale of the North Korean cargo vessel, “Wise Honest”, currently anchored in the bay area of American Samoa. Bid submission closed last...
McDonnell Dowell crew hard at work last Friday morning
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — McDonnell Dowell crew hard at work last Friday morning with the ongoing construction of the Pago Pago International Airport Apron Rehabilitation project.  The apron is part of the airport where the aircraft parks, and passengers disembark or board. The Apron Project is...
Samsung Galaxy S5 phone
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 23-year-old man convicted of stealing a laptop and a Samsung Galaxy S5 from a Nuuuli store has been given another chance by the court. Leleiga Oloapu appeared in court last week for sentencing. Prosecuting the case was Assistant Attorney General Doug Lowe, while...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman accused of violating local drug laws has entered into a plea agreement with the government. 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 for a Change of Plea...
Seniors police officers parading during 2017 Police Week celebration.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an effort to get police officers to be physically fit, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga told cabinet members that the “fitness center” for the Department of Public Safety will be dedicated later this month as part of the government’s annual Workforce Day. (The other two...

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