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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — The debt owed by the Samoa Government to the American Samoa government for the American Samoa Hawaii Cable (A.S.H.) contract that was signed in 2009 remains unknown with officials refusing to divulge more information.  Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi recently said the...
Hawaiian Airlines cargo facility
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A look at the new Hawaiian Airlines cargo facility at the Pago Pago International Airport that will be dedicated on Thursday. Hawaiian’s new chief executive officer and president, Peter Ingram, is leading the airline’s delegation from Honolulu for the ceremony, which...
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate yesterday approved in final reading an administration bill, which outlines the distribution of the more than $2 million of American Samoa’s share of the $6.5 million settlement between the federal government and StarKist Co., and its local operations StarKist...
Fiu Johnny Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While the criminal case against the Governor’s Chief of Staff Fiu Johnny Saelua makes its way through the judicial process, the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor has concluded its investigation into claims of unpaid wages for a young woman who lived...
Site preparation for new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the pending, yet-to-be scheduled fiscal year 2019 budget hearings, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on cabinet members to provide for the Fono all requested information, which are important in getting the budget process completed. It is a call he has repeatedly...
American Samoa weather service building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The NOAA/NWS Pacific International Training Desk (PITD; Pacific Desk) at the University of Hawaii is hosting its first in-country training program in American Samoa at the Weather Service Office (WSO), Pago Pago with participants from Samoa, Tokelau and Tonga...
Congresswoman Amata with Admiral Phil Davidson
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed President Donald J. Trump’s signing of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, H.R. 5515, in a signing ceremony at Fort Drum, New York on Monday, where the President and Vice President Mike Pence...
 Ameko Pato
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Director of the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) Ameko Pato passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. News of Pato's death spread like wildfire Sunday evening, after family members and friends posted messages of condolences on Facebook and other...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As a result of Tropical Storm Gita early this year, more than $60 million in federal financial assistance “has been and will be injected” into the local economy, while the government’s insurance claim for loss and damage caused by the storm stands at over $16 million,...
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Pago Pago, AMARICAN SAMOA — A 31-year-old man who was accused of burglarizing a warehouse and a store in the Tafuna area and stole property has pled guilty, under a plea agreement. Tua’ifuaina Va’apu’u appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was originally charged with 1st...

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