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ASCC BUILD EXITO career mentors Derek Helsham (far left) and Tala Ropeti-Leo (far right) joined the five ASCC students
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In late June, five students from the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) returned from Portland, Oregon, where they had attended an orientation for new scholars in the BUILD EXITO Program at Portland State University (PSU). BUILD EXITO is an undergraduate research-...
Pacific Horizons students with parents and teachers at Junior Solar Sprint Competition
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Team American Samoa — represented by students of Pacific Horizons School — placed an impressive 7th place in the national Junior Solar Sprint Competition — out of more than 100 middle school teams from across the United States. American Samoa’s Pacific Navigators are:...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tri Marine International’s operation in American Samoa is not included in the company’s sale of its global tuna supply business to longtime partner, Bolton Group — one of the main players in the international consumer goods market product sector. In a press release last...
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of yesterday afternoon, police were still searching for escaped convict, Thomas Siaumau, who walked out of the TCF last Wednesday night. A swarm of cops was spotted at the Tafuna International Airport during flight night last Thursday and also last night. Police have...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman who was a passenger inside a rental car in which detectives discovered a huge quantity of drugs last November, was arrested last week and now faces drug charges for an incident that occurred less than two weeks ago. Julie Uiese made her initial appearance...
American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority’s chief executive officer, Lewis Wolman with ASPA acting executive director, Wallon Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) “finances continue to operate in the red” while increments were provided to more than half of ASTCA’s workforce following a company-wide review. This is according to ASTCA’s fiscal year 2019 second quarter performance...
Jonathan Fanene
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While the legal process in court moves forward, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has advised Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga to rescind the termination letter for former director of the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA), Jonathan Fanene. This is according to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sentencing for Aleki Fata - who was convicted of unlawful possession of methamphetamine - is continued to Aug. 8th. This is after Fata was served with a new arrest warrant last month, on the allegation that he violated conditions of his probation. Fata is represented by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With “financial and emotional strain” placed on local farmers since last year’s devastating Tropical Storm Gita, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has requested the US Agriculture Departure to “expedite” release of the $18 million earmarked for American Samoa under federal...
Some of the police officers who conducted a shakedown at the TCF standing outside the gate.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While no drugs were discovered during a shakedown of the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last Thursday morning, detectives from the DPS Criminal Investigating Division (CID) are still searching for a male inmate who escaped from confinement almost a week ago. THE...

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