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PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — If you disagree with a decision letter from FEMA, you have 60 days from the date of the letter to appeal the decision. A letter that says you are ineligible for benefits may only mean that you need to give additional information. Read your denial letter carefully to see...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata voted for legislative efforts that continue the process of reforming the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, as the Veterans Affairs Committee passed a total of 16 bills.  “Our country has a special commitment to our veterans,” said Amata. “Step by...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — May 6-11, 2018 is Nurses Week in the territory and dozens of caretakers at the LBJ Medical Center as well as the local Department of Health are being honored with gifts and praises from not only family members, but also community members whose lives they've touched at...
Pago Pago AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has taken under advisement a motion by Assistant Attorney General Woodrow Pengelly, asking the court to delay until trial, the disclosure of the identity of all government witnesses in Thomas Siaumau’s case. During a hearing on the government’s...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 21-year-old man accused of selling marijuana joints at the cannery last year has pled guilty. Detectives from the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit arrested Paulo Paulo Jr. on Sept. 22, 2017 after receiving information from StarKist Samoa employees that a man was selling...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It is national “Be Kind To Animals Week”. It is the oldest commemorative week in US history and the nation’s longest-running humane education campaign, according to American Humane. “The need for compassion has never been greater," said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Yesterday morning, NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) was honored to present the NOAA Corps Achievement Medal to LTjg (Lieutenant Junior Grade) Lauren Jarlenski. The award, according to NMSAS officials, is for Jarlenski's "sustained superior...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The former Customs Office supervisor who breached the trust of the American Samoa Government (ASG) when he embezzled over $11,000 he was supposed to deposit with the Treasury Department — is going to jail. Sefulu Maifea was sentenced by the High Court last week to serve...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An elderly woman from Pago Pago has being charged with one count of tampering with a witness, a class D felony, punishable by imprisonment of up to 5 years, and a fine up to $5,000, or both. Mao Uele, who is out on a $5,000 surety bond made her initial appearance before...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale departed American Samoa late last week for the United Nation Decolonization Committee’s 2018 Pacific Regional Seminar at St. George’s, Grenada, which is located in the Caribbean with a population of about 33,000 people. The seminar...

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