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Rear Admiral Kevin Lunday, the new Commander of the 14th Coast Guard District
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga led the ASG group that met for the first time late last month at the Governor’s Office, Rear Admiral Kevin Lunday, the new Commander of the 14th Coast Guard District, which includes American Samoa and other US Pacific jurisdictions. Lunday...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa raised its minimum wage once again on September 30, 2018, marking the 5th federally-imposed increase since the passage of the 2007 Fair Minimum Wage Act. Per the Act, American Samoa’s minimum wage will reach that of the current Federal minimum wage by 2036...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Fagasa who is accused of sexually abusing his 11-year-old stepdaughter was arrested by police this week. (Samoa News has decided to withhold the name of the stepfather, to protect the 11-year-old. It should be noted that the Court affidavit...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —A 21-year-old man from Malaeimi accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl multiple times has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Kose Logova’a appeared in High Court yesterday morning for his Change of Plea hearing. He was represented by Public Defender...
World Teach volunteers
Alega Beach, AMERICAN SAMOA — Hundreds of visitors who travelled to Pago Pago, to experience the touch of the ‘Au, at the world famous Tisa’s Tattoo Festival, on Tutuila Island, sailed away with a piece of Pago Pago in the heart. And Master Tufuga Su’a Tupuola Fitiao, did not disappoint, in the...
Archives staff celebrating their agency
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Archives had a great time finishing up Am. Samoa Archives Month on this year’s Wednesday Night Halloween. The ASG Dept. of Adm. Service families, Archives Month Poster Contest judges and the general Trick or Treat public attended the occasion; and a...
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...

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