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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Cabinet members have been informed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to prepare their presentations, which should include among other things detailed proposed accomplishments for the remaining two years of the Lolo Administration. The governor’s message was outlined in a Dec...
American Samoa’s own Peter Tali Coleman, pictured here in the U.S. Army in World War II, is a Pearl Harbor survivor.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day statement in honor of all who served: “This day in 1941 changed the course of our nation’s history. The naval base at Pearl Harbor and the airfields on Oahu were suddenly attacked by Japanese forces,...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man was arrested this past Wednesday after allegedly beating his two children with a broomstick, over a broken hair clipper. The government claims that it was around 3:50p.m on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 that the defendant’s wife walked into the Tafuna...
This January 2017 Samoa News file photo shows ASG's multi-million-dollar MV Manu’atele arriving at the Pago Pago Harbor on its maiden voyage from the US.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG's multi-million-dollar MV Manu’atele is not operating at this time, as it needs a US Coast Guard certified engineer, as the chief engineer, according to Port Administration director, Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele, responding to Samoa News questions. The Department...
Ronald Reagan Shipyard employees working on repairs to the front portion of the 3,000-ton slipway at Satala yesterday morning.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Repairs are underway for the main slipway at the ASG-owned Ronald Reagan Shipyard in Satala, and upon completion of the work — expected to take about four months — the 3,000-ton slipway will be able to service purse seiner fishing vessels. The repairs to the shipyard’s “...
ASCC President Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi-Pato and ASCC administrators, staff and students welcome representatives from the DOE Scholarship Office Moira Maiava and Ane Tofili-Matagi
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Representatives from the Department of Education Scholarship Office visited the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) last week to speak to students, faculty and administrators about the revival of the American Samoa Government (ASG) student loan program, and that...
Hawaiki Submarine Cable System route.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last Friday, Nov 30, 2018, a joint application for transfer of De Facto (control of cable landing license) was filed with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC. The transaction involves Hawaiki Submarine Cable USA LLC (licensee); HCL Limited Partnership...
The Jeanette on fire and being towed out of the harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Jeanette, the purse seiner that went up in flames this past Wednesday, Dec. 5th, while it was docked at the main wharf in Fagatogo, is now underwater — and officials from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) are currently investigating how it happened. Head of the...
Iosefo Alo as he arrived at the court house on the first day of his trial.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After almost 2 hours of deliberation Wednesday afternoon, a six-member jury found former Department of Education (DOE) school teacher Iosefo Alo not guilty of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, to wit; methamphetamine. This is despite arguments from the two...
Ioakimo Felise arrivves at court
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 56-year-old man accused of raping and molesting a 10-year-old girl several times in April of this year has admitted to the court that the accusations against him are true. Ioakimo Felise appeared in court yesterday morning for a Change of Plea (COP) hearing. He was...

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