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Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C.  — Congresswoman Aumua Amata has sent a letter to United States Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressing the importance of fully counting U.S. Nationals in the United States Census.  “The U.S. Justice Department is making considerations regarding...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega led several cabinet members to welcome home Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who returned to the territory on Tuesday night’s Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu. Lemanu greeted the governor next to the aircraft after he deplaned. Also...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —A young man with several bench warrants — and also owes a high amount in traffic fines — was arrested last week for drugs. Fred Wilson, charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, made his initial appearance in District Court Monday morning. Judge...
Office of Budget and Planning director, Catherine D. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Government spending of Local Funds was maintained below the 50% threshold during the second quarter of fiscal year 2019 — covering the period of Jan. 1 to Mar. 31, 2019 — according to the ASG second quarter performance report submitted by Office of Budget and Planning...
Pictured are DHS director Semo Ve’ave’a (front row, center) and some of the participants of the three-day training course
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Significant law enforcement, fire, emergency, and security services are engaged in an “Active Shooter” training at the local Department of Homeland Security which kicked off Monday, July 8th and ends today, July 10th. The American Samoa Department of Homeland Security (...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A female probationer was arrested and taken into police custody last week. Caroline Purcell made her initial appearance before District Court Judge Pro Tem Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde and bond has been set at $5,000 She is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sen. Satele Galu Satele Sr. has called for a thorough written report on the health of Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga — who has been off island for medical reasons since early this year — to determine whether Lolo is healthy and fit to continue as the territorial government...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In preparation for the 2020 American Samoa Census of Population and Housing, Mr. Meleisea Vaitoelau Filiga is appointed as the Census Area Manager (CAM) under the leadership and direction of the Department of Commerce (DOC) Director. The appointment of the Census Area...
ASCC BUILD EXITO career mentors Derek Helsham (far left) and Tala Ropeti-Leo (far right) joined the five ASCC students
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In late June, five students from the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) returned from Portland, Oregon, where they had attended an orientation for new scholars in the BUILD EXITO Program at Portland State University (PSU). BUILD EXITO is an undergraduate research-...
Pacific Horizons students with parents and teachers at Junior Solar Sprint Competition
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Team American Samoa — represented by students of Pacific Horizons School — placed an impressive 7th place in the national Junior Solar Sprint Competition — out of more than 100 middle school teams from across the United States. American Samoa’s Pacific Navigators are:...

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