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Ruth Matagi-Fa’atili and Olivia C. Reid
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Development Bank of American Samoa president, Ruth Matagi-Fa’atili and G.H.C. Reid & Company LTD, president and co-owner Olivia C. Reid were up for confirmation yesterday, to be members of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa's Board of Directors. Later during the...
Donald John Haythornthwaite
Florence, MONTANA — Beloved father, husband, and friend to all, passed peacefully with his children by his side in Florence, Montana on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Don was a long time resident of American Samoa from 1971 until 1991 but remained a frequent visitor for work and pleasure until 2013...
Congresswoman Amata and Homeland Security grants administrator Lisa Tuato’o
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata enjoyed welcoming American Samoa Homeland Security grants administrator Lisa Tuato’o during her visit to Washington, and met with her in American Samoa’s congressional office to discuss the year ahead funding and legislative priorities of the American...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the American Samoa Government, is coordinating the 2019 BizFest and Cultural Festival - which will coincide with this year's Flag Day celebrations, a one-day event set for April 17th The BizFest and Cultural Festival (set to...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Day 2 of Sonny Tui's jury trial saw the first witness for the defense take the stand —± the defendant himself. The prosecution had called all four of its witnesses on the first day. Tui, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $40,000 surety bond, is...
ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A complaint by three American Samoans against ANZ Guam Inc., parent company of ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank, is moving forward after a federal court in Guam denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed early last year. The six-page decision by US Chief Judge...
 (back row l-r): Chris Ausage, staff historian; Tish Peau, Historic Preservation Officer and executive director; and Lance Te'i, GIS specialist and historian tech. (front row l-r) Flo Aetonu, grant manager; former Historic Preservation Officer turned consultant, David Herdrich; and Epi Suafo'a-Taua'i, archaeological technician
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The first ever Fautasi Heritage Symposium, set to be held next week at the Tauese P. F. Sunia Ocean Center is made possible through financial support from the Historic Preservation Fund, under the National Park Service. The three-day event is co-hosted by the National...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A man who has a trio of pending cases — including one in the Family, Drug, and Alcohol (FDA) court — has been arrested once again. He made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday morning. For this new matter, Apelu Pati is charged with one count of stealing,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s real gross domestic product (GDP) is forecasted to decrease this year through 2022, according to the 2019 American Samoa Economic Forecast (ASEF) report which also revealed that by some estimates, Tropical Storm Gita early last year “caused as much as $...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man accused of using a sharp weapon to cause head injuries to a neighbor has pled guilty. Fa’avae Tagaloa was initially charged with felony first degree assault, punishable by life in prison or at least 30 years in jail; but under a plea agreement with the...

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