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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Eighteen soldiers with the American Samoa Army Reserve Unit, specifically those who perform mortuary functions, are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East this Thursday. The deployment period may last up to 8 months. The deployed soldiers, mostly women, are from the...
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that $25,000 in revenues available through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) will be distributed to American Samoa for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants that support outdoor recreation and conservation...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Detectives from the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit continue to investigate how drugs and drug paraphernalia allegedly entered the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), which came to light after 3 inmates tested positive for meth last month. Some detainees at the TCF...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has dismissed the felony charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, to wit; methamphetamine, against former Customs Agent Fiatupu Tavai, after the government did not present any witnesses during a preliminary examination on...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The "Freedom Run & Obstacle Course" is back for the third year on June 30. The 'Long Course' (3 Peaks) starts from South Pacific Watersports in Utulei, heads to Blunts Point, then to Fagasa Mafa, and then to the Tramway. The 'Short Course' (2 Peaks) includes Blunts...
The American Samoa Governor has given assurances that everything is being done to solve the case of crystal methamphetamine being found in the LBJ Hospital mail more than a week ago. Lolo Moliga said the discovery illustrated how serious the drug problem was in the territory and he has moved to...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Department of Agriculture Veterinary Clinic in cooperation with the village of Fagaitua will be visiting the east side of the island this week.  Village clinics will be held on Wednesday, June 13th and Thursday June 14th. The clinics will start at 8:30 am and...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last Saturday morning at South Pacific Academy ‘Home of the Dolphins’ the school held their 18th Commencement Ceremony, to bid farewell to fifteen Seniors — the Class of 2018 of SPA. Their theme was “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It took almost 9 hours for the six-member jury to deliberate last Friday before delivering their verdict in the trial of former DPS police officer Okesene Alo. Out of the 11 counts with which Alo was charged, the jury found him guilty of 7 counts. These counts include 3...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — McDonald’s Corporate trainer from New Zealand; Ella James conducted an extensive training course to properly equip local staff members to excel in to management roles at its operations last week.  Two courses were offered back to back starting with 10 employees taking...

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