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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government alleges in its criminal case against Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) Peseta Dennis Fuimaono that it was the good work of two Immigration officers (IO) at the wharf, that prevented the victims (a couple that was sponsored by the Governor’s Chief of Staff...
Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga (2nd from right) and Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele (far right), along with officials and employees of various government departments and agencies.  Seated (right) is HC Afoa Moega Lutu, whose children and family members are among those spearheading efforts to bring awareness to Alzheimers.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A special Alzheimers Awareness ‘wave' yesterday morning at the Suigaula Ole Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei drew a big crowd of supporters, including Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga (2nd from right) and Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Unless Congress acts before December 31, to pass federal legislation to provide additional Medicaid funding to American Samoa come January 2020, Medicaid will temporarily suspend certain services for patients (except reimbursements to LBJ Hospital). Medicaid added new...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three defendants arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed two search warrants earlier this year in June, in Iliili and Tafuna, has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Alesana Ta’avili, who is out on a $5,000...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Besides GHC Reid & Co. Ltd., four other local companies submitted written comments to the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce regarding the impact of minimum wage hikes in American Samoa. The comments were submitted by the Chamber to the US Government Accountability...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Fagaalu who was convicted of driving with a permanently suspended license is going to jail. Adam Faalemiga, who has been in custody since his arrest on Sept. 9, 2019, unable to post a $5,000 bond, appeared in court last week where he was sentenced...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government alleges in its case against Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) Peseta Dennis Fuimaono that it was the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Fiu Johnny Saelua who called Peseta sometime between Oct-Nov, 2016 and informed Peseta about the sexual abuse allegations made...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As American Samoa heads towards the political campaign season for the November 2020 general election, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga tells cabinet members not to use government time and property for political campaigning or activities. Next year’s election includes the...
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District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea has set bail at $200 for Galu Fonoia, who was taken into custody last week following an incident in Ottoville where he is alleged to have gone to his neighbor’s home with a machete, and also challenging people in the neighborhood to a fight. Fonoia, who made his...
Madison Viligia Vo’a
Burleson, TEXAS — Madison Viligia Vo’a, 14, has been accepted to the Springboard Program at Yale University for summer 2020, where she will be studying medicine and health care. A freshman at Centennial High School in Burleson, Texas, Madison maintains a 4.05 grade point average. She is the...

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