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O le va'aiga i le susuga Nikolao Pula ma le vasega o failauga o le tatou taligamalo ina ua mae'a le ava o feiloa'iga ma fa'apa'iaina ai le nofo a le susuga Le Failautusi o le Initeria i lona suafa Matai "FofogaoSamoa"
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Legislature took one-day off yesterday as Fono leaders and several lawmakers joined the Executive and Judicial branches in welcoming to the territory the US Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, who made a stopover in the territory before returning to Washington D.C....
Sec. Zinke shaking hands with American Samoa firefighters
Pago Papgo, AMERICAN SAMOA — U.S Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke promised to “deal with your hospital” — referring to LBJ Medical Center — during his special remarks yesterday at the Suigaula o le Atuvasa Park, where it was also revealed that local leaders had bestowed on him, the chiefly title “...
American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency employees with a banner honoring the agency’s executive director Ameko Pato at last Friday’s Workforce Day at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Utulei, AMERICAN SAMOA — (Friday, Sept. 7, 2018) Today the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) bids farewell to late Director Ameko Pato. Pato served as the agency’s leader from January 2013 until his sudden passing on August 12, 2018.  He was 60 years old. Director Pato led AS-...
Former DPS police lieutenant, Siaosi Aiono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The former DPS police lieutenant convicted of sexually harassing a fellow female officer while in uniform earlier this year in April is going to jail. Siaosi Aiono, who told Samoa News via a telephone interview in April this year that he did not sexually harass a female...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga (left) and US Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — US Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, arrived in American Samoa just around 7am today (Thursday, Sept. 06, 2018) onboard a US government plane accompanied by his delegation. Zinke stepped off the plane, dressed in a white shirt and traditional Samoan wrap around for men...
police unit at ASCC when police apprehended a prison escapee on campus late last month
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who escaped from confinement last Friday caused the usual weekend visitations at the TCF to be put on hold for the weekend. The last minute changes stirred up anger from several family members and as a result, Samoa News was contacted. A family member of an...
Cpt. Carneen Cotton (left) shaking hands with Capt. Timothy Shea
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Capt. Timothy takes over the Commander post for Charlie Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment from Cpt. Carneen Cotton, who is the first female infantry company commander in the US Army Reserve. In her farewell speech, Cotton said, “I took on the challenge”...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a vote of 8-yes and 6-nays, the Senate yesterday disapproved its version of the Administration bill seeking to raise local investment by ASG Employees' Retirement Fund from from 17% to 35% . Fono senior staffers said the Senate needed at least 10-yes votes for...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
  The owner of the rental unit in Leone who was charged and convicted of assaulting a 50-year-old woman and her daughter who rented the unit, was sentenced by District Court Judge Fiti Sunia to 12 months probation. Melody Afoa was initially charged with 2nd degree assault, a class D felony; and 3rd...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Associate Justice, Elvis P. Patea has quashed the Order To Show Cause (OSC) hearing against the sponsor of a Fijian fisherman who is serving time at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), after the court was satisfied that the sponsor has already paid the...

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