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Tafuna High School sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Nearly 200 students, parents, and teachers of Tafuna High School have already signed a petition calling on Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to relocate the US Army Reserve’s indoor shooting range facility, and instead use the building to alleviate overcrowding at the high...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Questions about the differences between 'debts' and 'fines' have led to the continuance of a disposition hearing for Sui Tago Jr. in High Court. Tago Jr. appeared before Chief Justice Michael Kruse last Friday. During court proceedings, Kruse wanted attorneys from both...
Argosy University is located on the ground floor of the Haleck Building in Ottoville.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  “There is no firm sale in place at this time, so no decision has been made regarding any particular campus,” said attorney Robert T. Glickman of the US-based law firm McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., which is representing Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Dept. of Public Safety remains in the line of fire, as the court continues to see cases with no police reports. Judge Elvis P. Patea told Assistant Attorney General Jason Mitchell last week that he has a 'long list' of police reports he needs to get from DPS. "Police...
ASTCA building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A draft copy of a proposed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the ASG, the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA), and ASTCA was recently received by Samoa News. Although the draft indicates Jan. 31, 2019 as the MOA’s effective date, Samoa News has been...
embers of the ASCC administration and Student Government Association congratulate Dr. Glenn Gabbard
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Social Science Department, peer mentors and Student Government Association co-sponsored a talk last week by Dr. Glenn Gabbard, a distinguished figure in the effort to include people with disabilities in higher education,...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s case against the former executive director of the American Samoa Government Employees' Retirement Fund, Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua was dismissed without prejudice in High Court last week, after Judge Elvis P. Patea granted a motion filed by prosecutor,...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old inmate who was accused of escaping from confinement last year while serving a 20-year sentence for escaping from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in January 2010 and assaulting an ANZ bank security guard has entered into a plea agreement with the...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Six bench warrants were issued for five people who failed to appear in District Court Thursday morning. Judge Elvis P. Patea was sending a clear message: Show up for court or get arrested and pay the fine. First on the list was defendant Lefatia Ah Kiong, facing 14...
Congresswoman Amata with Assistant Secretary Domenech and Director Pula.
Washington, DC – Over the past week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata has been pleased to welcome dignitaries to American Samoa’s congressional office for briefings, updates and discussions of the Pacific region. New Zealand's Ambassador to the United States Rosemary Banks visited American Samoa’s...

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