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Elisara Pita Elisara
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A US military retiree, with Customs experience in the US Navy and military police, is the new Chief of Customs, overseeing the Customs Division of the ASG Treasury Department. Elisara Pita Elisara fills the post left vacant following the resignation of Li’avaa Moevao on...
Rejoyce Saega displays her coconut leaf hats
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the spring 2019 semester concluded, students in the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Business class Principles of Marketing (MKT 195) introduced an array of products and original brands, created using mostly or all natural resources from on-island. As a...
DPS van that is out of service
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Two Lolo Administration bills, approved by the Fono early last month, were signed into law Apr. 29th by then acting governor, Talauega Eleasalo Ale, who is also the Attorney General. (Talauega was acting governor when Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga left for an...
Myna birds inside trap located on the Fagatogo Malae, in front of the DPS Central Station
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor's Office, in partnership with the Dept. of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) has set up traps in certain areas of the territory, in an effort to control the myna bird population. This trap is located on the Fagatogo Malae, in front of the DPS Central...
Rotary Club of Pago Pago members and seniors from every high school on island
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This past weekend the Rotary Club of Pago Pago hosted seniors from every high school on island for their annual 4 Way Test Award Banquet at the Goat Island Cafe.   The Rotary 4 Way Test consists of the 4 following questions whenever making decision: Is it the truth?  Is...
The North Korean cargo ship, Wise Honest, (middle) inside Pago Pago Harbor around 12noon last Saturday, towed in by towing vessel Posh Terasea (front).
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday called the U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship involved in banned coal exports a "robbery" and demanded that the vessel be returned immediately. The North's official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, carried a statement by an unidentified...
Congresswoman Amata testifies before the Rules Committee
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US House approved last Friday a major disaster relief legislation, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, which includes a provision increasing to $18 million in fiscal year 2019, emergency nutrition assistance for American Samoa following Tropical Storm Gita in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There has been no real update on the immigration status for Keneti Filisi, currently in custody on a 'no bail' status at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The matter was on the District Court calendar last Thursday, where it was revealed that although Filisi...
A women with her dog at a free spay neuter clinic in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News received several phone calls last week, from local pet owners, airing out their frustrations over what they call the 'unprofessional' and 'unreliable' services of the new Dept. of Agriculture veterinarian, Dr. Kenneth Lameta. Samoa News understands that the...
Erika Radewagen
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa announced the appointment of Erika Radewagen, president of the American Samoa Swimming Association, to its advisory council. She will be a primary member and serve as the representative for the Research seat.  “The...

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