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Utu Abe Malae, casting live on national television American Samoa’s vote during the 2016 National Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio for then candidate for US President, Donald J. Trump.
Utulei, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lieutenant Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga convey their deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of American Samoa Power Authority Executive Director Afioga i le Matua Utu Abe Malae who passed away early this morning at the LBJ...
Aumua Amata with Utu Abe Malae just this past week, when they both arrived in the territory on the same flight
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement regarding the passing of Utu Abe Malae: “I will miss Utu Abe Malae deeply, and I know that many of us share a heavy sense of loss. I’m saddened beyond words by this news, and my heart is with his family and those closest...
 Utu Abe Malae (right), talking with Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority executive director, Utu Abe Malae, who is also chairman of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa board of directors, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning at LBJ Medical Center. ASPA board chairman, Fonoti Perelini S. Perelini has...
American Samoa High Court building
    Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  One of the co-defendants in the Taputimu and Alofau drug cases from last year has been ordered by the High Court to serve 20 months at the TCF and thereafter, he is to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders until his 5-year probation term is over....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer from Samoa who told the court last week that his wife has already filed papers with the Immigration Office to renew his immigration status has been remanded to custody without bail until his next hearing, set for next Friday, Oct. 5th. Tulituli Siliga...
Photo of U.S. National passport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US citizenship lawsuit filed by three American Samoans living in Utah is moving forward, with the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah setting oral arguments for November — after the midterm elections — while the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua...
This August Samoa News file photo shows sitework at the location of the new fono building under construction.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will be sending out this week his official response to the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), regarding concerns raised over the construction of the new Fono building, which the federal agency says does not comply with federal...
Three federal agents outside of the District Court
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An American Samoan man, who was facing misdemeanor charges at the District Court of American Samoa, was escorted by federal agents last Thursday night back to Hawai’i, where he is charged at the federal court in Honolulu in connection with a drug case. Alapati Vaivai is...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate last Friday approved in final reading, the House version of the Administration’s bill, which increases by three cents the excise tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. Prior to its final vote, the Senate amended the measure, giving additional funding to...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Screen shot as of last Saturday morning of the updated American Samoa minimum wage poster on the US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division website, indicating the new 40 cent per hour wage hike which became effective yesterday, Sept. 30, 2018. The federally mandated...

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