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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Drugs and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna during a shake-down by the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit last week. Prior to the shakedown, the Chief Probation OfFIcer and his team carried out drug testing — as...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — According to CNN news reports on Wednesday, the White House is seeking to cut funding from the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, as part of its larger request for cuts to the federal budget in a rescissions package sent to Congress this week. The...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After the High Court sentenced Sefulu Maifea last Friday to 28 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), as a condition of a 7-year probation term for embezzlement, he once again appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a Probation Revocation hearing...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The United Nations Decolonization Committee is again being informed “that we, the people of American Samoa, do not consider ourselves a colonized people,” according to the written statement of ASG and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga that was presented by Attorney General...
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...

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