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Front of 2019 American Samoa Lunar Calendar
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is pleased to announce the availability of the 2019 traditional lunar calendars for Hawai’i, American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.  The calendars' aim is to raise awareness about traditional...
StarKist canning plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While StarKist Inc., the US-based owner of StarKist Samoa in Atu’u, has offered no comments on the immediate effect of the new minimum wage increase, the company notes that, historically, past increases have impacted its overall operations. The new 40-cent per hour...
TCF Officer, Toloa Koowaiyou
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s cases against two of the three DPS prison guards charged in the matter connected with the escape of a prisoner, who allegedly shot a man in Leone, were dismissed without prejudice by District Court Judge Fiti Sunia yesterday morning. The case against...
Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele says the late American Samoa Power Authority executive director, Utu Abe Malae’s mantra was that of a “problem solver” and he “believed in solutions”. She revealed two on-hold projects, which were Utu’s ideas,...
Jenna Blas, public information officer for the Guam Office of Homeland Security and Civil Defense.
Hagåtña, GUAM — The Nationwide Emergency Alert System, now "Presidential", dinged on phones across America at 2pm east coast time. But the mobile phone alert didn't get to this side of the territory. That's because residents from Guam, the CNMI, and American Samoa aren't part of the Nationwide...
sample ballot
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Electors casting ballots in the Nov. 6th general election will notice one major change at the polling stations — instead of three ballots, there will be only one ballot given to an elector to vote for the Congressional and the local House of Representatives races, as...
The Governor’s Chief of Staff, Fiu Johnny Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has dismissed without prejudice the felony charge of first degree sexual abuse against the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Fiu Johnny Saelua, after the government failed to produce any witnesses during a preliminary examination (PX) yesterday...
TCF- DPS Watch Commander, Mosese Lomu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has filed an additional charge against one of the three Territorial Correctional Facility police officers, who were arrested in connection with the shooting that occurred in Leone two months ago involving an inmate who allegedly escaped from confinement,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With “no effective controls” in place for Executive Branch government-owned and leased vehicles,  the fleet is subject to “misuse” and “theft,” says an audit report of ASG Executive Branch’s fleet by the US Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General (DOI-OIG),...
A look at the area in Aua where oil contaminants were found last week
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Oil Contaminants were found Oct. 1, 2018 at Leloaloa, during trenching activity for the sewer main line. According to information from an official at the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA), upon discovery of the oil contaminants, immediate corrective action is to put...

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