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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year old who has a criminal record in the court system is going to jail, after being convicted of driving a motor vehicle while his license was suspended. David Meredith, who was in custody after being arrested by police last month for failure to appear in High...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court has continued the case to another 30 days of an ASG employee accused of engaging in a scheme that defrauded the Workmen’s Compensation Board of a little over $100,000. The continuance is to give more time to the government to put...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man who is accused of giving students marijuana to sell for him has asked the High Court to set his case for jury trial. The trial is now set for March 2019. Tavita Mariota appeared in court last Friday for his pretrial conference. He was represented by Public...
Cannery workers hold up sign reading "We need fish, restore access to fishing grounds, pls!"
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Jobs matter,” declared US Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke during brief remarks last week Thursday to a cheering crowd of more than 600 workers and management staff of StarKist Samoa and Talofa System Inc. can plant — both companies owned by South Korean based Dongwon...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has issued the “official certification” of the three candidates for the US Delegate’s seat and fifty-five for the local House of Representatives race, for the Nov. 6th mid term election. With the certification process...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale
    Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Changes made to a provision of the law in Dec. 2008 authorizing the government to borrow $20 million from the ASG Employees Retirement Fund, eliminated the sunset clause, which was meant to roll back local investment from 17% to 10% after the loan was paid off. This...
graphic showing percentages of exercise by country
Geneva, SWITZERLAND — A quarter of the world’s adults are not getting enough exercise, putting them at risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers – and there has been no improvement over the past 15 years. This is according to a global study conducted by the World...
the 2019 cohort of the Executive Leadership Development Program in Guam.
WASHINGTON—With funding support from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, 4 American Samoans and 24 other U.S. affilated Pacific Island residents were welcomed by the Executive Leadership Development Program held in Guam last month. The ELDP participants were...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority’s fiscal year 2019 budget hearing last week revealed that the ASG Treasury Department pays for costs of installing street lights on the main road. The revelation surfaced when Rep. Fialupe Felila Fiaui Lutu told ASPA witnesses that she...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 28-year-old man who was convicted of breaking into a house has been sentenced by Acting Associate Justice, Elvis P Patea to 12 months in jail as a condition of a 5-year probation term. Ron Albert Mauga, who has been in custody since he was arrested last year, was...

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