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Fetu Fetui Jr shaking hands with Rep. Sataua Dr. Mataese Samuelu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The FY 2019 budget is the top priority on the agenda as the Fono reconvened this week following a three-week mid session recess. Many issues were raised by faipule during the first week House members returned to work after a recess that was taken to preserve session days...
George and Bobby Reid
Clovis, CALIFORNIA — George Henry Charles Reid, seen here with his wife, Bobby, a well known member of the local community, passed away on July 31, 2018 after a prolonged illness — with his wife and family by his bedside, at Clovis Community Medical Center. George was 72 years old. He will be...
firefighter Ronald Ameperosa
Redding, CALIFORNIA — A look at the terrain in the forest were fire fighters from American Samoa (a Type 2 hand crew) are helping to contain a fire in Redding, California. They are seen taking a pause here, while the smoke continues to choke the skies above. Malo Lava from Calfironia and Stay safe...
ASTCA acting chief executive officer, Falaovaoto Sualevai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) is confident that the Hawaiki submarine cable system going live last month will “help with our cash flow situation.” Cost of the American Samoa branching unit was $29 million. This is according to an ASTCA Aug. 4th...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 48-year-old man who was accused of touching a woman’s breast in a sexual manner has admitted to the charge against him. Samasoni Leama was initially charged with attempted rape and 1st degree sexual abuse, both class C felonies, punishable by a jail term of not more...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the fourth and final quarter of the fiscal year, always a challenging time for government when it comes to finances, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga gave a pep talk and words of encouragement to his cabinet during a meeting yesterday. The fourth quarter of fiscal year...
Budget office director Catherine D. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  ASG Office of Program Planning and Budget is providing guidelines for executive branch departments and agencies to help with closing out fiscal year 2018, which ends Sept. 30, 2018, when it comes to locally funded accounts. Budget office director Catherine D. Saelua in...
The bridge that connects Ofu and Olosega
Ofu-Olosega, MANU'A— An employee of the Port Administration Authority in Ofu, Manu’a has died after the office’s vehicle he was driving, ran off the Ofu-Olosega bridge and into the sea. At yesterday’s cabinet meeting, Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele expressed...
Starkist plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News learned that StarKist Co., chief executive officer and president, Andrew Choe visited the territory briefly, arriving last week Thursday and departing Tuesday this week; and while here, he met with Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and other local officials. When...
DPS police officers securing the TCF main gate
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit are investigating a matter regarding a package containing a huge quantity of crystalline substance which someone supposedly tried to smuggle into the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) early Wednesday morning, last...

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