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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several firefighters from the local Fire Bureau, a division of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), together with their families have voiced their frustrations with Police Commissioner, Le’i Sonny Thompson, for continuing to ignore them and always putting the needs of...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who attempted to pick a fight with his father and then assaulted his sister has been ordered by District Court Judge Fiti Sunia to serve 45 days at the TCF for violating conditions of his probation. He is also placed on probation for 24 months after he pled guilty...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 195-year-old prestigious student debate society based in Oxford, England and has previously hosted well-known world leaders in every field, has invited Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to share with them his experiences in the territory. Lolo’s “Invitation to speak at the...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senators wanting to hear directly from the Weather Service Office (WSO) about details regarding Tropical Storm Gita, due to many in the community believing it failed to warn them of the severity of the incoming storm, as well as during the storm, held a hearing on the...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Break-out of specific products and services offered by US businesses — including those in American Samoa — is in a new questionnaire for the 2017 Economic Census, in which responses and participation is “mandatory” under federal law, according to two US Census Bureau...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the DPS officers, who was assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) in Tafuna and arrested last April for various crimes including bringing drugs into the facility entered into a plea agreement with the government yesterday. Alofagia Letuli, who is still in...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It was revealed during the House Communications Committee hearing on Monday that Bluesky Communications has — since Tropical Storm Gita — restored 93% of its cable service and 100% of its telephone service, while the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) is...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review and Federal Relations executive director, Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga, has shared with the Senate a “paper” on three options dealing with reapportionment of the local House of Representatives based on the “One Man One Vote...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Manu’a residents who suffered losses from Tropical Storm Gita will start registration today at three Disaster Recovery Center sites in the Manu’a islands while more villages have been added to the list for DRC registration on Tutuila, according to joint statements from...
Washington, D.C. – Monday, April 2, 2018 - Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $200,000 grant for American Samoa from the U.S. Department of Commerce based on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 which mandated the creation of the National Telecommunications and Information...

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