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Congresswoman Amata with Speaker Pelosi after taking the Oath of Office in the 116th Congress
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided information on the status of the partial shutdown of the federal government, and will not be taking her congressional pay until the shutdown ends. She also suggested that people should take time to pray for all the leaders of both...
Human Resources director Eseneiaso Liu, ASG Budget Office director Catherine A. Saelua, and Territorial Bank of American Samoa chief executive officer, Drew Roberts
    Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Territorial Bank of American Samoa chief executive officer, Drew Roberts attened his first cabinet meeting last week, and this was also the first time that a top executive of the government-owned bank has attended these meetings, since TBAS first opened its doors...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has granted a motion from Assistant Attorney General Christy Dunn to continue the jury trial for drug defendant Cody Wood. During court proceedings last Friday, prosecutor Dunn informed the court that the federal shutdown has resulted in the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga shaking hands with traditional leaders
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With 'whispers' already in the community of possible candidates for the November 2020 gubernatorial race, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued an early reminder against the use of government property and resources for political campaigns. In accordance with local law and...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There is no greater disrespect for the law, than when a person attacks a police officer. These were the words of District Court Judge Fiti Sunia, after he denied the motion to reduce bail for Christopher Montbriand, who is charged with public peace disturbance, two...
This Samoa News photo taken around 4p.m. last Friday, shows a corner section of Ottoville Road covered with gravel.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo taken around 4p.m. last Friday, shows a corner section of Ottoville Road covered with gravel. Earlier in the day, and over the past two weeks — as a result of heavy rainfall — gravel at the site had washed away, leaving two huge potholes in this...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lolo Administration is taking a “new approach” at the start of 2019, by allowing the public — including the media — to attend “forums” where each government agency will give a presentation, covering issues such as the status of the agency from the previous year, as...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former employee of the Native American Samoa Advisory Council (NASAC) pled guilty to embezzlement last Friday, Jan. 11th, during a Change of Plea hearing in High Court. Dorothy Elia will be sentenced Feb.  22nd and from now until then, Chief Justice Michael Kruse has...
Lt. Tolia Tanu Solaita Jr. in front of FBI Academy
DPS Lt. Tolia Tanu Solaita Jr. of Nuuuli is currently enrolled in a 12-week course at the world famous FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. Solaita Jr. is the son of legendary Samoan baseball player, Tolia "Tony" Solaita of Nu'uuli, and Fagaoalii Alailima Atuatasi of Fagasa. He has worked at DPS for 21...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata Radewagen
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata Radewagen, says she expects a deal to be made to stop the US government shutdown but says President Donald Trump is right in insisting on funding for a new border wall. The partial federal shutdown is the longest in US history and has impacted key...

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