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Mavis Rivers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued a proclamation declaring next week as “Jazz in American Samoa Week” in celebration of the origins of Samoan jazz in American Samoa. According to the proclamation the origins of “Samoan jazz” lays with the  Rivers Family from Apia...
Fagaitua HS students at candidates' forum
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. Government Class from Faga’itua High School hosted three Representative Candidates Forum for all eastern districts. Faga’itua High School’s U.S government class has been holding forums for all eastern districts: Maoputasi, Sua #1, Sua #2, Vaifanua, and Saole...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) board of directors has proposed the sale of another bond, totaling more than $50 million, with proceeds earned toward two projects involving the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) and the...
ARRESTED: (left-right) TCF inmate Manu Lefatia ; TCF inmate Asofa Titio ; TCF inmate Reggie Va’avale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three Territorial Correctional Facility inmates are now being charged in connection with the alleged beating of another inmate inside TCF two weeks ago. The three inmates, Manu Lefatia, Reggie Va’avale and Asofa Titio made their initial appearance before District Court...
Perenise Taala
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Fono employee was arrested again this week on the allegation that he failed to comply with conditions of his 5-year probation which was given out by the High Court four years ago. Perenise Taala made his initial appearance in High Court yesterday morning before Acting...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga is leading an ASG delegation, which met this week in Washington D.C. with top US Department of Interior officials before heading to Oakland, California to meet with US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IV officials. “We are...
StarKist canning plant in American Samoa
Washington, D.C. — The news that StarKist & Co, the last of the US 'big three' tuna canners has admitted to have engaged in price fixing, will make it easier for civil plaintiffs to prove their case, a lawyer told Undercurrent News.  However, while Thai Union Group-owned Tri-Union Seafoods, the...
Men from Vatia yesterday morning selling “palolo” at the Fagatogo Market Plac
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News caught-up with these men from Vatia yesterday morning selling “palolo” at the Fagatogo Market Place right from a cooler. The cost was $30 for “afifi palolo” and $20 for a small-cup. The happy men said they used their fishing boat in the wee-hours of yesterday...
 Swains Island Delegate, Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings (third from left) surrounded family members, including former Swains Island faipule Capt. Wallace Thompson (second from left)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Swains Island Delegate, Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings (third from left) surrounded family members, including former Swains Island faipule Capt. Wallace Thompson (second from left) following the Swains Island “special meeting” late Tuesday afternoon at the Election Office...
John Fitisemanu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  As President Donald Trump pushes to end birthright citizenship for U.S.-born children of immigrants who are not citizens, a federal court case filed in Utah that seeks to expand that exact right for American Samoans is heating up, according to KUER.org — public radio...

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