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Perenise Taala
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Fono employee was arrested again this week on the allegation that he failed to comply with conditions of his 5-year probation which was given out by the High Court four years ago. Perenise Taala made his initial appearance in High Court yesterday morning before Acting...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga is leading an ASG delegation, which met this week in Washington D.C. with top US Department of Interior officials before heading to Oakland, California to meet with US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IV officials. “We are...
StarKist canning plant in American Samoa
Washington, D.C. — The news that StarKist & Co, the last of the US 'big three' tuna canners has admitted to have engaged in price fixing, will make it easier for civil plaintiffs to prove their case, a lawyer told Undercurrent News.  However, while Thai Union Group-owned Tri-Union Seafoods, the...
Men from Vatia yesterday morning selling “palolo” at the Fagatogo Market Plac
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News caught-up with these men from Vatia yesterday morning selling “palolo” at the Fagatogo Market Place right from a cooler. The cost was $30 for “afifi palolo” and $20 for a small-cup. The happy men said they used their fishing boat in the wee-hours of yesterday...
 Swains Island Delegate, Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings (third from left) surrounded family members, including former Swains Island faipule Capt. Wallace Thompson (second from left)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Swains Island Delegate, Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings (third from left) surrounded family members, including former Swains Island faipule Capt. Wallace Thompson (second from left) following the Swains Island “special meeting” late Tuesday afternoon at the Election Office...
John Fitisemanu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  As President Donald Trump pushes to end birthright citizenship for U.S.-born children of immigrants who are not citizens, a federal court case filed in Utah that seeks to expand that exact right for American Samoans is heating up, according to KUER.org — public radio...
Michael Castaneda
by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News Correspondent Two similar but separate wrongful death lawsuits are pending before the High Court of American Samoa and the federal court in Santa Ana, California in connection with the death of the captain of a US fishing vessel, which was docked at the cannery side...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man from Nuuuli who was accused of driving a motor vehicle while his license has been permanently suspended by the court has pled guilty to felony driving, a class D felony. Paea Fifita, who has remained in custody since his arrest on Aug. 9, 2018 appeared...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Thursday, October 25, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Political Science Club welcomed Bishop Vaifanua Mulitauaopele of the American Samoa Republican Party as their guest speaker. Accompanied by his wife Eva, Bishop Mulitauaopele spoke to the club members...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata reported a listing comprised of most of the major federal grants welcomed throughout the past two years to American Samoa. “In 2017 and 2018, we have welcomed over $100 million in federal grants received, processed and awarded in Washington, D.C. for...

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