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Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga, who is also acting governor, and Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga have sent separate letters of support on ASTCA’s petition for reconsideration filed May 30th with the US Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old man accused of receiving stolen goods has admitted to the allegations against him. Siaosi Kamuta, a taxi driver who has been in custody since his arrest last year, appeared in court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was initially charged with...
StarKist workers enter the canning plant in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa Inc. will shut down production next week for its annual July maintenance — as the cannery prepares to host an annual marine resources summer course for high school students. Some cannery workers and their families told Samoa News about the StarKist shut...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The new executive director for the Department of Health (DOH) Community Health Clinics (CHC) in Tutuila and Manu’a is Kenneth Kuaea, formerly the deputy director of the Dept. of Human Resources (DHR). Kuaea’s selection was announced through a DOH media release. The delay...
AYFS Matai’s football team
San Diego, CA — The AYFS Matai’s football team departed the territory Monday night, June 24th, for San Diego, CA where they have performed remarkably at the NYS National Championship Tournament. In their first two games, the AYFS Matai’s have proven that they have what it takes to hang with the big...
A screenshot of the presentation by Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources director, Va’amua Henry Sesepasara on Wednesday at the 178th Meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources director, Va’amua Henry Sesepasara on Wednesday made a presentation on American Samoa's 'alia project at the 178th Meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council. One of DMWR’s projects is the repairs of ‘...
JR Hall during the 2015 Samoana Jazz & Arts Fest
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — If your idea of a great weekend includes smooth sounds, a jaw dropping fashion show, and fun with friends - then you’re in luck. It’s all happening Saturday night — at the Fatuoaiga Hall. Fantastic Voyage 2019 is proud to bring together under one roof - after 30 years —...
Falaniko Fetoai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a truck from Leloaloa, who was convicted of injuring two people, is going to jail — for 10 years. Falaniko Fetoai, who has been in custody on a ‘no bail’ status since his arrest on Nov. 28, 2017 was sentenced yesterday morning in High Court. He was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man accused in a string of thefts was arrested Tuesday night, after he allegedly stole clothing and jerseys belonging to several rugby team players at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Fatu Lolo made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 27-year-old man accused of unlawful possession of illegal drugs has entered into a plea agreement with the government. He will be sentenced August 2. Ronald Alexander Pickering III, who is out on a $5,000 cash bond, appeared in court yesterday morning for a Change of...

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