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emporary fix -with gravel and cinder - filling the now gone large potholes on the Cardinal Pio Road
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Around 8:30a.m. last Friday, a crew from Paramount Builders, Inc. made a temporary fix on the Cardinal Pio Road, one of the side roads heading to Fatuoaiga, and frequently used by residents and others. Paramount Builders is the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA)...
LBJ Medical Center head of pharmacy, Dr. Evelyn Ahhing-Faaiuaso and chief of internal medical, Dr. Seakerise Tuato’o
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chemical castration treatment for sex offenders,  “is not [a] 100%” sure thing for cure, says LBJ Medical Center’s chief of internal medical, Dr. Seakerise Tuato’o, while Sen. Tauaa S. Vaouli points out that something needs to be done to address the rising number of sex...
Governor’s assistant legal counsel Alema Leota
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate Retirement Committee plans to make necessary changes to an administration bill which, among other things, hikes the contribution rate for employees to the Retirement Fund over a three year period, starting next year, according to committee chairman Sen. Tuaolo...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Pro Tem Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde has remanded repeat offender Rintel Iatala to the custody of the LBJ Behavioral Health Center for evaluation. A status hearing is set for next Thursday, April 18. Iatala appeared in District Court yesterday morning...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 33-year-old man accused of burglarizing a warehouse and a store in the Tafuna area — and stealing items — told the court that the allegations against him are true during a Change of Plea hearing last week. Henry Poulima was originally charged with first-degree burglary...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In response to the usual busy travel season, Hawaiian Airlines is adding a dozen extra flights for the summer. The Honolulu-based carrier currently operates two weekly flights on Mondays and Thursdays — arrival and departure at night — out of Pago Pago. Hawaiian...
Temple Square
Salt Lake City, UTAH — At the conclusion of the 189th Annual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to build eight new temples. This brings the total number of operating temples (162) and temples announced or under...
Former Leone HS teacher Elijah Jared Tavai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government's case against a local Gospel musician and former music teacher at Leone High School (LHS) — accused of allegedly having a sexual relationship with a male student who later contracted a sexually transmitted disease — was dismissed with prejudice by the...
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Parents of some of the teens detained at the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) in Tafuna are calling out to Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson, to take quick action in resolving a two-month-old problem: a shortage of officers for the JDC at night. Samoa News was told...
Several students and teachers of the Fatuoaiga Montessori
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “A celebration of our cultural diversity and heritage” was organized at Fatuoaiga Montessori by school administrators; the Parent/Teacher Association (PTA); and supporters during the school’s International Day last Friday. At the start of the program, Br. Donald Texeira...

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