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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fono vote override authority and the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in waters of American Samoa, are other issues on the agenda for the two-day Governor’s 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit, which opens today at the Pago Pago Youth Center, following a church service...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Another round of tax refund checks — Batch #8 — is expected to be released today, Monday, July 2, for those who filed between Feb. 15 and Mar. 6, according to ASG Acting Treasurer, Tina Va’a in a brief statement last Friday. Today’s run totals over $2.50 million — with...
police cars outside home in Petesa during drug raid
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Detectives from the DPS Vice & Narcotics Units have been praised by residents and neighbors after drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in a search warrant operation in Petesa last Thursday afternoon. Armed detectives from Vice & Narcotics raided a home last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This is a special bulletin from the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security – TEMCO issued at 05:00 p.m., Saturday, June 30, 2018. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Tutuila, Aunu’u, Manu’a and Swains Islands, and is in effect until 3:...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old man from Leone spent last weekend at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), for allegedly assaulting a taxi driver. Esau Laloulu made his initial appearance in District Court this past week, where he entered a not guilty plea to the charges against...
Some of the participants in this year's Summer Youth Employment Program
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A look at some of the local students during Monday’s opening ceremony at the DYWA Pago Pago Youth Center for this year’s American Samoa Government-sponsored Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) which includes at least 8 who are American Samoan students attending school...
Sasa Family members [l-r] Serita Sasa-Marsiglia, Lua Langkilde, LBJ hospital’s procurement manager Sinasina Joe Langkilde, Henrietta Sasa-Fata, and Nanavale Sasa-Ta'amu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The LBJ hospital recently received two “gestures of kindness and gifts” from a  local group and a family to help the only hospital in American Samoa and LBJ chief executive Faumuina John Faumuina has expressed sincere appreciation to them. The most recent “wonderful gift...
Polynesian Leaders Group including Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga of American Samoa
Funafuti, TAVALU — There will be three new members at the next Polynesian Leaders Group scheduled for Pago Pago, American Samoa. New Zealand, Hawaii and Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, have been admitted as members of the Polynesian Leaders Group. The three add to the group's existing nine members:...
Tapa’au Dr. Daniel Aga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor’s 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit is set for this upcoming week with the theme, “Self-Determination and Hope”, and is spearheaded by the ASG Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review & Federal Relations, which is led by Tapa’au Dr. Daniel Aga. Tapa...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that joint efforts between herself, Governor Lolo, and their respective teams in American Samoa and Washington, D.C. resulted in President Trump’s Administration further reviewing American Samoa’s needs related to the impact from...

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