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(l–r) Mark Espiritu and Jean Paula Eseo, who were awarded the Saili le Atamai Scholarship; and twin sisters Shiqi and Shiting Huang, both recipients of the Presidential Merit Scholarship
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Division of Student Services Division (DOSS) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has announced the recipients of its fall 2019 In-House Scholarships — the Saili le Atamai and Presidential Merit scholarships. Most high school graduates born in American...
Miss American Samoa Epifania Petelo (middle) as Taupou for the traditional Ava ceremony for the opening of the Tatau Festival at the Taumeasina Island Resort on Thursday in Apia,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Miss American Samoa, Epifania Petelo, accompanied by Simeafou Imo, president of the Miss American Samoa Inc. (MASI), departed the territory Tuesday this week heading to Apia en route to Papua New Guinea for the 2019- 2020 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant, where she will vie...
Leilua Stevenson and Steven Watso
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “It is with heartfelt sadness and the unenviable burden to announce the passing of my Chief Legal Counsel Steven Hammond Watson this morning at 5:30 a.m. at the LBJ Tropical Medical Center,” Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga announced yesterday late afternoon in a media release...
The Lady Naomi in Pago Pago harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While Samoa's government is warning anyone trying to discourage people from getting measles vaccinations to stop it, American Samoa is fighting rumors about 14- 18 passengers off the Lady Naomi that were allowed to disembark at the Pago wharf without immunization records...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata said that the House has passed an extension of level federal government spending that includes an extra month for American Samoa’s 100 percent federal Medicaid match rate, now extended another 30 days through December 20, 2019. This is the second...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Government witnesses, over the last two days of the Mosese Lomu jury trial, have pointed to actions that were not routine as part of what happened on the night where inmate Manu Lefatia allegedly escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and shot a man in...
Sisgn at entrance to Pago Pago International Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Arriving passengers may expect a slight delay with getting their bags upon arrival due to upgrades being carried out on the baggage carousel at the Pago Pago International Airport, which is now providing free wifi for traveling passengers. BAGGAGE AREA In a Nov. 19th...
 Sandra King Young
Washington, D.C. — Right now, there are dozens of patients — U.S. citizens — in New Zealand hospitals who are fighting the clock. They have only a few weeks to recover and get home to the tiny island of American Samoa, a U.S. territory in the South Pacific. "We have a cancer patient that is coming...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stabbing another man with a knife last week is now in custody after he was arrested by police. Auau Papalii made his initial appearance before Judge Elvis P. Patea. Prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney General Jason Mitchell, while Assistant Public...
A team from the local Dept. of Health - stationed at the Pago Pago International Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A resident or non-resident of American Samoa who is 63-years old or older entering or departing to/ from Samoa or other places where there is a measles outbreak, are “immune” to measles and not required to provide proof of immunization shots. This is according to the...

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