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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Land and Titles Division of the High Court of American Samoa has ordered that the matter of a successor to the vacant ‘Mageo’ matai title for Pago Pago village be remanded back to the Mageo family for a meaningful family meeting in accordance with family traditions....
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Another batch of tax refund checks is being released today, Friday, May 4th for those who filed as of Jan. 30- 31, says ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipe’a in a brief statement yesterday afternoon. Today's run totals over $1.28 million with $548,867 for local and $738,...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer, Faumuina John Faumuina says the new home for the EMS Tafuna Unit is the perfect site for them as first responders, as they work hand-in-hand with the fire crew at the Pago Pago International Airport. Port Administration...
Apia, SAMOA — In late April, five students from the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) spent four days in the Independent State of Samoa, touring factories and other businesses to gain a firsthand perspective on the country’s economic climate. The students made the trip as a project for the...
Washington, D.C. — US Vice President Michael Pence with American Samoa’s Territorial Teacher of the Year, Roselee Tela Shoulders, inside the official residence of the Vice President on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. Pence and his wife hosted Shoulders along with Teachers...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has issued an Order to Show Cause (OSC) for Public Defender Douglas Fiaui, on why he shouldn't be held in contempt of court for not fulfilling his duties as an officer of the court. Fiaui is currently off island on a 12-week vacation....
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata advised members of the military from American Samoa and their families that there is no Pentagon policy change regarding U.S. Nationals. Instead, a recent U.S. Army administrative memo informs on the necessary process for those U.S. Armed Forces...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An over-stayer who entered American Samoa in 2015 to work as a crewmember on a fishing boat appeared in High Court yesterday for sentencing, after he was convicted of stealing items from a store in Faleniu, where he used to work last year. During sentencing yesterday...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa has denied bail for Thomas Siaumau who is facing 9 criminal charges for allegedly shooting at DPS police officers with an AK-47 rifle on December 14, 2017. In the decision, signed by Chief Justice Michael Kruse and...
(FP) eWIC sample.jpg Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Starting yesterday, American Samoa recipients of the federally funded Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program have a new way to shop for WIC approved items — using an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card, instead of the usual paper checks. The...

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