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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) is forecasting a “positive operating position in 2020”, with significant growth forecasted for mobile service revenue that is consistent with investment in 2019, according to ASTCA’s FY 2020 summary information...
Lt. Gov. leading the tug of war at the 2019 ASG Workforce Day
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga (right) leading the Governor’s Office team in the tug-of-war competition during the ASG-sponsored Workforce Appreciation Day 2019 at the Fagatogo Malaeoletalu last Friday. Tug-of-war was one of the competitions for the annual...
Congresswoman Amata with Elaine Chao
Washington, D.C. — Aumua Amata welcomed a federal Department of Transportation grant of $1.5 million for road projects tied to Storm Gita damages. “These federal funds help our Territory’s efforts to continue to rebuild from our major storm last year,” said Aumua Amata. “I want to specially thank...
Saousoalii P. Siavii, Jr.
Kansas City, MO — A former NFL player from American Samoa, described by federal prosecutors as “an unlawful user of illegal drugs” will remain in custody following a detention hearing last week Thursday at the federal court in Kansas City, Missouri, according to court documents. Saousoalii P....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Complaint for Declaratory Judgment was filed in the Trivial Division of the High Court of American Samoa this week by three House Representatives named as plaintiffs, against the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA). At the center of the complaint is...
Associate Justice Fiti A. Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia told a man who pled guilty to sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls last year, that his actions were not only ugly, but also unacceptable in American Samoa. “Drugs such as meth, to be followed by sex acts are the types of things that we...
Alfonso Pete Galea’i testifying Tuesday
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Office of Disaster Assistance & Petroleum Management (ODAPM) director Alfonso Pete Galea’i testified Tuesday before the Fono Joint Budget Committee for his agency’s FY 2020 budget of $5.79 million, which includes the Office of Petroleum Management and the American...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A bus driver accused of assaulting two men during a drinking session over the weekend is now in custody after police allegedly discovered 2 small baggies containing illegal drugs in his possession. Kalolo Lemalu made his initial appearance in District Court this week....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stealing merchandise and money from his former employer has admitted to one of the charges against him, under a plea agreement. Simeatu Tamafili, who was released on a $10,000 surety bond, appeared in court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The proposed increase to the salary of the Governor’s Chief of Staff to $75,000 annually (which will then put it on the same pay-level as the Lieutenant Governor) raised questions and concerns from lawmakers during Tuesday’s Fono Joint Budget Committee hearing. Further,...

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