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Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Legislative proposals from the administration have been submitted to the Fono for review, when lawmakers returned to work this past Monday after a 4-week recess. PETROLEUM STORAGE FACILITIES Acting Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga has sent to the Fono for approval a bill to...
Broken door where break-in occurred
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tafuna High School principal Tutuila Togilau has sought Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa’s assistance after another break-in at the school this year. According to Togilau, she found out from the school’s cooks on Monday morning, Mar. 11, that the office was broken into. “This...
Sen. Tuaolo Manaia Fruean
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sen. Tuaolo Manaia Fruean shared with his colleagues yesterday that Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga underwent surgery last Wednesday and when the senator left Monday to return home, Lolo was still not awake. Tuaolo didn’t say where Lolo is hospitalized, or the name of the...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged with public peace disturbance and resisting arrest following an incident that occurred this past Saturday, Mar. 9, at the Bowling Alley in Tafuna has been ordered to remain sober and stay away from the Bowling Alley. Tigilau Apisai made his initial...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three men arrested last year after police discovered 8g of a white crystalline substance and drug paraphernalia inside a truck is going to jail. Pio Atonio, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $5,000 surety bond, appeared in High Court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Disposition Hearing for Sopi Senio is scheduled for Friday, Mar. 15, after he admitted to violating conditions of his probation, when he failed to visit the Probation Office. Senio appeared in High Court last Friday for a preliminary examination. He was represented by...
Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs with Director Nikolao Pula.
Washington, D.C. — The Trump Administration has proposed $611 million for fiscal year 2020 through the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) for the the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Transportation has notified US airlines holding a certificate of authority to serve Samoa under blanket open skies, that certificates will no longer be effective come July, after the Samoa government withdrew from a multi-nation open skies agreement...
House Speaker, Savali Talavou Ale told
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several issues were raised by faipule during the first day of Fono business, following a four-week mid session recess, taken to preserve session days for the most pressing tasks. During announcements, House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale advised members of the House to bring...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Good news for those traveling the Iliili Road, passing in front of the SSAB-Pago store and the Ottoville Professional Building — the Department of Public Works plans to start sometime this week, a temporary repair to alleviate hazardous flooding in the area. The decision...

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