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Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa is urgently requesting Legislative Financial Officer (LFO) Talalemotu Mauga to acquire several financial reports from the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS). In a letter to Mauga, Sanitoa said that pursuant to ASCA 28.0209 “Reporting...
Apia, SAMOA — Air New Zealand has confirmed a passenger travelling to Samoa died before her flight landed at the Faleolo International Airport. The Boeing 777-219 Flight NZ296 from Auckland was due to land at the Faleolo International Airport at 2:10pm (Samoa Time) yesterday afternoon and for...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man whose entry permit expires today is not allowed to leave the territory unless the court orders him to, or until his case in District Court is resolved. This was an order handed down by Judge Elvis P. Patea yesterday morning when Iosua Taavao a.k.a. Iosua Ieremia...
Associate Justice Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite strong opposition from the government attorney, Associate Justice Fiti Sunia has granted the defense’s motion and ordered the government to turn over to the defense the identity of all of their witnesses who will be called during Thomas Siaumau’s trial in two...
STOP MARIJUANA GRAPHIC
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Pro Tem Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde has denied a motion to reduce bail for a young woman charged with unlawful possession of an illegal substance (marijuana). Therefore, Grace Tagaloa's bail remains at $5,000 Tagaloa made her initial appearance...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A resolution introduced in the House last week would require that all elected members of the House of Representative receive at least one committee assignment on a House Standing Committee. The measure also proposes that all House sessions and hearings be aired on the...
This photo provided by the Tank Guy Pago Pago shows participants on the Feb. 7 conclusion of the three-day American Samoa Resilience Summit to enhance ‘Climate Resilience’.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Tank Guy Pago Pago Inc. presented a simple solution at the three-day American Samoa Resilience Summit to enhance ‘Climate Resilience’; the implementation and installation of water tanks and water harvesting systems. Established in American Samoa since August 2018,...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement regarding the passing of Rep. John Dingell at 92 years of age, the longest serving Congressman in the history of the country: “Congressman John Dingell served almost 60 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, and...
Tafuna High School sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Nearly 200 students, parents, and teachers of Tafuna High School have already signed a petition calling on Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to relocate the US Army Reserve’s indoor shooting range facility, and instead use the building to alleviate overcrowding at the high...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Questions about the differences between 'debts' and 'fines' have led to the continuance of a disposition hearing for Sui Tago Jr. in High Court. Tago Jr. appeared before Chief Justice Michael Kruse last Friday. During court proceedings, Kruse wanted attorneys from both...

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