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 Wise Honest docking in Pago Pago harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa is being compensated by the United States government for having the North Korean freighter Wise Honest in Pago Pago harbor. The freighter was seized by the US in Indonesia and towed to American Samoa at the weekend, after it was found to be carrying coal...
Leone High School principal Leo’o Dr. Patrick Danielson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) will hold its 70th Commencement Ceremony this Friday, May 17th, beginning at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Multi-Purpose Center. Government leaders, the Board of Higher Education, dignitaries from the community, and the...
Aumua Amata and others watching Trump sign Executive Order
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata joined President Trump, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and other leaders at the White House for the signing of the President’s Executive Order promoting the economic empowerment of Asian and Pacific...
Maluseu Doris Tulifau (right) and Anncelitta Meli
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the institutional learning values of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) is that its graduates acquire skills as critical thinkers, and, among other specific qualities, “they recognize the need for multiple voices and seek opportunities for those voices to...
The four baggies and the box they came in.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The latest addition to the growing list of drug busts at the Fagatogo Post Office allegedly involves a female, who went to claim a package at the local post office yesterday afternoon. A reliable source told Samoa News that the package arrived on island with mail flown...
Bank of Hawaii building in American Samoa
HONOLULU, HAWAII —Bank of Hawaii (BOH) and the American Samoa Government jointly announced on Tuesday finalization of plans for Bank of Hawaii to close its remaining operations in American Samoa on Aug. 16, 2019. The announcement comes 6½ years after Bank of Hawaii made its initial announcement in...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman who was sentenced to 28 months detention after she was convicted of stealing money from her parents' business by forging their signatures was released from custody last week after Associate Justice Fiti Sunia granted her motion for early release. Nicole T....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer who made his initial appearance in District Court last Wednesday is remanded to custody on a 'no bail' status. According to Immigration, the defendant's Immigration ID expired on March 19, 2019 The defense attorney informed the court that the defendant's...
Elisara Pita Elisara
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A US military retiree, with Customs experience in the US Navy and military police, is the new Chief of Customs, overseeing the Customs Division of the ASG Treasury Department. Elisara Pita Elisara fills the post left vacant following the resignation of Li’avaa Moevao on...
Rejoyce Saega displays her coconut leaf hats
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the spring 2019 semester concluded, students in the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Business class Principles of Marketing (MKT 195) introduced an array of products and original brands, created using mostly or all natural resources from on-island. As a...

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