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Regional Administrator Mike Stoker
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) will be holding its first meeting today, Monday, August 13, 2018 with their new Regional Administrator Mike Stoker, who is based out of USEPA's Region 9 Office in San Francisco. Stoker arrived Thursday night,...
Amata and supporters as she arrives at the election office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Flanked by enthusiastic supporters, Congresswoman Aumua Amata yesterday delivered to the American Samoa election office petitions signed by nearly 600 voters endorsing her bid for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives in the general election to be held on...
Big Momma coral reef
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some of the more than 50 off-island delegates to the 40th Meeting of the US Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) traveled to Manu’a over the weekend for diving to witness the world’s largest coral head in waters off Ta’u island as well as blue coral in waters off Ofu Island....
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Status Hearing in the case against a bus driver who is being accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl last year is scheduled for 8:30 this morning in High Court, to determine whether the government’s expert witness can be allowed to testify...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 34-year-old man who was arrested by police last week and held at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for one night for allegedly assaulting his wife, made his initial appearance in District Court last Wednesday morning where Judge Fiti Sunia ordered that he...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa bill to raise the marriage age for women from 14 to 18 has passed its second reading in the House of Representatives. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said the bill had already been discussed in hearings in the last session. There was no...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 28-year-old man who was accused of breaking into a house has admitted to the allegations against him. Ron Albert Mauga, who has been in custody since he was arrested last year, was originally charged with 1st degree burglary and resisting arrest; however, under a...
Americsn Samoa Sex Offender Registry website at https://americansamoa.nsopw.gov/
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who spent 10 months in jail for touching a woman’s breast in a sexual manner is now free. Samasoni Leama was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) on Wednesday, after his sentence was handed down by Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea. Leama...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  The 35-year-old man accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated has told the court he is sorry for his actions. The defendant was initially charged with 3rd degree assault, public peace disturbance, and endangering the welfare of a child - all...
Fetu Fetui Jr shaking hands with Rep. Sataua Dr. Mataese Samuelu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The FY 2019 budget is the top priority on the agenda as the Fono reconvened this week following a three-week mid session recess. Many issues were raised by faipule during the first week House members returned to work after a recess that was taken to preserve session days...

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