Ads by Google Ads by Google

Local News

American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman accused of stealing more than $40,000 from her former employer says she used the money to pay for her ex-husband’s medical bills, personal expenses, church donations, and a family trip to Savai’i. Marieta Lafitaga was arrested last week pursuant to an...
[l-r] Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele; ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a; and Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) board members, re-nominated for another 4 year term, appeared last Friday morning before a Senate committee for their confirmation hearings. Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele; ASG Treasurer...
Mother cat with kittens
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — That means there are no surgeries done with the proper medication needed; and the risk of surgeries done may result badly — causing death. There are also no de-wormers, no flea & tick medicine, no vaccinations, no antibiotics. Please stay clear of the veterinary...
Construction workers seen last Friday afternoon, working on erecting a perimeter wall at the Territorial Correctional Facility.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lolo Administration has identified a funding source for the construction of a “new cement perimeter wall” around the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and a seawall from Aua village going east along the coastline of Tutuila. According to an administration bill...
Perimiter wall at TCF under construction
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  This morning, an estimated 160 inmates and detainees at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna are planning to take their complaints about what they describe as ‘horrific’ prison conditions to the Fono. “There are so many things going on at the TCF that...
Court Report logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 50-year-old man accused of sexually abusing his 15-year-old niece was arrested after authorities were tipped off by the victim’s aunty. (In the interest of protecting the minor victim, Samoa News is withholding the name of the defendant, who is her uncle. The court...
Pictured [l-r] Commerce director Keniseli Lafaele; 2020 Census Advisor to American Samoa, Jason Kopp; Rev. Nepo Pu’a; Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga T. Asuega; Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga; and US Census Bureau officials James Treat and Jennifer Kim
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga is calling on all residents of American Samoa — from all sectors — to work collaboratively in the upcoming 2020 Census for American Samoa. Speaking at Wednesday’s official opening ceremony for the US Census Office in the territory,...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued a stern warning against any executive branch employee who manipulates time cards to reflect erroneous working hours. The violator will “be terminated immediately” and if a director authorizes such action, termination will be...
Paramount Chief Mauga T. Asuega
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During the 48th Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) conference hosted by American Samoa on Aug. 21-23, Paramount Chief Mauga T. Asuega, delivered a “heartfelt talk” during the session titled, “Impacts on a Pacific Community”. This is according to the PICP’s...
Court Report logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a married man accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl was filed in District Court last week. Sapena Anesi, 45, made his initial appearance last week. He is charged with two counts of first degree sexual abuse, a class D felony; and two class A...

Pages