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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against the second defendant in the Pago burglary case has bound over to the High Court with a single felony count of receiving stolen property, when Judge Elvis P. Patea dismissed the first three felonies charges during a preliminary hearing this week....
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  At last week’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said there was an incident recently at the government owned Ronald Reagan Shipyard at Satala and that the shipyard board of directors is carrying out a review of the incident. The governor didn’t say when the...
 A live coldchain vaccine delivery of MMR in Samoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The measles outbreak in neighboring Samoa may quickly spread to American Samoa. You may be at risk if you or your child(ren) are not up to date with your immunization. AS -DOH has received reports of deaths among young children in Upolu, Samoa highly suspected with...
Jeffery Vaioa Tago
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A young elite boxer, who won gold medals for American Samoa in May this year in international competition, is now in custody on the allegation that he assaulted a female student on school campus by dragging her inside a vehicle, beating her and ripping her clothes....
(left-right) Elliott Siaumau Jr, Thomas Siaumau, Pati Lepou, Gabriel Tinae
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s case against four inmates at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) accused of escaping from confinement last month has been bound over to High Court, — for arraignment this morning — after District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea found probable cause...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at last week’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said he told the visiting four-member team from the US Government Accountability Office, that “we cannot enforce” the next federally mandated minimum wage hike for American Samoa. The GAO team spent at...
Pacific Young Leaders group with Congresswoman Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed young business and government leaders from the Pacific during their visit to Capitol Hill. The group is in the United States through the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. “Our Pacific friendships are important to the...
Leota Wanda Alofa, with her children Georgina and Fitzgerald
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Yesterday morning, Paramount Builders and Manumalo Academy donated a combined total of $9,447.96 to assist the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Cardiology Team who arrived in the territory this past Monday evening to conduct week-long screenings and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government alleges in its criminal case against Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) Peseta Dennis Fuimaono that it was the good work of two Immigration officers (IO) at the wharf, that prevented the victims (a couple that was sponsored by the Governor’s Chief of Staff...
Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga (2nd from right) and Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele (far right), along with officials and employees of various government departments and agencies.  Seated (right) is HC Afoa Moega Lutu, whose children and family members are among those spearheading efforts to bring awareness to Alzheimers.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A special Alzheimers Awareness ‘wave' yesterday morning at the Suigaula Ole Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei drew a big crowd of supporters, including Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga (2nd from right) and Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire...

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