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Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele (left) at Wednesday's budget hearing
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Dept. of Port Administration has received $46,000 so far for Port services and fees imposed on the North Korean cargo vessel Wise Honest, but ASG is hoping to collect additional monies as the vessel has been anchored in bay area waters for over three months. This is...
Office of Budget and Planning deputy director Aukuso Satia and Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Projected revenue collections for fiscal year 2020 compared to the last two fiscal years was the target subject of yesterday’s Fono Joint Budget Committee hearings with ASG witnesses Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a and ASG Office of Budget and Planning deputy director...
Terriorial Corectional Facility (TCF)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) three times was sentenced by the High Court to serve an additional 5 years behind bars. Logoitinomatagilelei Amituana’i appeared before Chief Justice Michael Kruse last week for sentencing. He was...
Houses at Sogi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa police are preparing to evict families who are refusing to vacate government lands at a settlement known as Sogi in Apia. The Police Commissioner Fuiavaili'ili Egon Keil has cautioned against violence in the process. "Our plea to the families in this area is to keep the peace...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Amy Wagner, a laboratory certification officer from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Region 9, administered an on-site evaluation of the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) water laboratory, for analyzing drinking water...
Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa [
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Unable to get specific answers to questions dealing with the American Samoa Economic Development Authority’s 2018 bond series sale and tax exempt status of the bond being in default, Rep. Larry Sanitoa, on behalf of his Tualauta constituents and others, plan to take...
DPS Central Station
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A DPS detective accused of resisting arrest when several officers tried to calm him down while he pointed a gun to his head in a suicidal act was arrested Monday night. Det. Justin Thomsen made his initial appearance before Judge Elvis P. Patea yesterday morning. He is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife appeared in District Court last week. He’s being charged with third degree assault and private peace disturbance. The government alleges that around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, a woman called the Tafuna Police Substation for assistance...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —The Legislature’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget totals just over $6.91 million — which is the same amount approved for FY 2019, although there are fewer employees for FY 2020, according to the government budget documents. The Fono is also being allocated a $500,000...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A convicted murderer accused of stabbing another inmate with a knife last month told investigators that he has had the knife in his cell for about 3 years. Faufano Faauliuli, who is serving a lengthy sentence for the murder of his brother several years ago in Aunu’u...

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