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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Protecting the elderly and the disabled population from being subjected to abuse and neglect is one of the new measures submitted by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to the Fono for review and approval. In an Aug. 6th cover letter to Fono leaders, the governor submitted the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the 3 defendants in the Petesa drug bust waived his rights to a preliminary examination (PX) hearing, and he appeared in High Court for arraignment this past Monday, where he entered a not guilty plea to one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A DPS senior police officer who failed to turn over to the court the ticket she issued to a driver has been ordered by District Court Judge Fiti Sunia to pay the $75 fine the driver was supposed to pay. An Order to Show Cause hearing (OSC) for the matter was held last...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has submitted for Fono review and approval, proposed legislation which the governor says is “designed to help protect consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices” in American Samoa. Currently law establishes the Bureau of Consumer...
Graphic of Purple Heart medal
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata commemorated Purple Heart Day 2018 and released the following statement on Tuesday: “Purple Heart Day is a time to say ‘thank you’ to our veterans and service members, past and present, who have received a Purple Heart Medal. On this day in 1782, General...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Labor (USDOL) has issued a ruling in the matter between Filipino overstayer Joselyn M. Intila and her former sponsor/employer Rep. Vui Florence Saulo, owner of FSA Land Development which operates Siniva & Armelia's Sewing Shop where Intila was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Filipino woman who was ordered by the Immigration Board to leave American Samoa by last week Friday is still on island. An immigration officer who wants to remain anonymous confirmed to Samoa News that Joselyn M. Intila is still in the territory, despite an order...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono reconvened yesterday morning, following a three-week mid session recess, and priority on the agenda is the fiscal year 2019 budget, which begins Oct. 1, 2018. The Lolo Administration is planning to submit the FY 2019 budget to the Fono sometime later this week,...
A look at some of the village mayors, village police, and others from the community, who attended yesterday’s launch of the first public outreach program
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The first public outreach program spearheaded by the government on the veto override referendum that will be on the Nov. 6, 2018 general election ballot was held at the Office of Samoan Affairs conference room recently, and Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga T. Asuega...
 Former DPS police lieutenant Siaosi Aiono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The former DPS police lieutenant accused of sexually harassing a fellow female officer while in uniform earlier this year in April has admitted to the allegation against him. Siaosi Aiono, who told Samoa News via a telephone interview in April this year that he did not...

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