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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a memo issued Oct. 23rd, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga made “organizational changes” within the Insurance Office, which comes under the purview of the Governor’s Office. Peter Fuimaono has been serving as Insurance Commissioner, but the governor has now designated...
Ms. H. Gingerlei Porter (left),Ms. Demitrah Mauga (center),Ms. Eirenei Tesimale (right)
Honolulu, HAWAII — American Samoa Community College student Ms. Demitrah Mauga (center), majoring in Civil Engineering presented her paper on Development of Integrated Watershed Models for Adaptation of Resilience in food, energy, and water sectors at the student poster session of the Society for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) Peseta Dennis Fuimaono appeared in District Court last Friday morning, after he was arrested late Thursday afternoon, pursuant to an arrest warrant signed by District Court Pro Temp Gwen Tauiliili Langkilde. Samoa News understands that the...
McDow workers completing crosswalk stripping at South Pacific Academy
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Crewmembers from McConnell Dowell-American Samoa pictured this week re-striping the crosswalks in front of South Pacific Academy (SPA). The team plans to complete similar work at the road in front of Pacific Horizons School (PHS) in Ottoville as soon as weather allows....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Another federally mandated minimum wage increase in American Samoa will be an additional cost that G.H.C. Reid & Co. will have to cut from its “operations/overheads,” said GHC Reid & Co. general manager, Cherith Lober, who shared the company’s view in a written...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite strong opposition from Assistant Public Defender, Bob Stuart, that the government failed to present sufficient evidence to bind over to High Court its case against his client, District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea disagreed. Defendant, Mealeaga Ale, who has been in...
Measles screening at Pago Pago International Airport.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Travelers entering Tutuila from the independent state of Samoa can expect to be screened at the ports of entry, until the measles epidemic in Samoa dies down. And despite rumors that there have been confirmed cases of measles found in the territory, a Dept. of Health...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has suspended a 6-month jail term for a man convicted of endangering the welfare of a child, and instead, placed him on probation for 6 months subject to several conditions. Orepa Amani Jr, who was released on bond appeared in court this week for sentencing and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Along with the wind and solar energy projects in American Samoa, for which ground was broken this week, landfill waste will also be turned into energy. The American Samoa Power Authority said a $US31 million project at the landfill would use all the waste, except for...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There is no such thing as “lease to own” of a vehicle under government policy, said Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who described the practice as “corrupt” during Tuesday’s cabinet meeting. Lease-to-own government vehicles, as well as ASG vehicle use after hours, were some of...

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