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Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More than $10.42 million remained unexpended for fiscal year 2018 under the Governor’s Special Programs, according to the program’s FY 2018 financial report dated Sept. 17th, outlining the year-to-date balance of the projects to be funded under the current fiscal year....
Congresswoman Amata in Natural Resources Committee
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata voted on a series of ten bills marked up and passed by the Natural Resources Committee, and notably, co-sponsored and supported a bipartisan bill sponsored by Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) to designate Pacific World War II sites in Hawai’i as...
Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr. with collection bins
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 2018 Love Thy Neighbor project to help families in need is underway. This is the second year for the program that kicked off last year with a Canned Food Drive Project to help the 1,850 furloughed employees of StarKist. Project organizer Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr....
 Okesene Alo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the four DPS officers accused of illegal activities and misconduct at the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) told the court yesterday that the allegations against him are true. Okesene Alo, who is charged in two separate cases, appeared in High Court yesterday...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Hawaiian Airlines passenger who entered American Samoa on May 22, 2018 in possession of an unlabeled bottle containing an active chemical in marijuana is now officially charged. Brandon Peterson made his initial appearance before District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia...
District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia yesterday ordered a young man to find a place to live, to avoid future problems between him and his father. Donovan Fruean was arrested Monday night from his home in Leloaloa, after police assistance was sought by his father, who accused...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who pushed a cop and then kicked the officer's hands while he was trying to place handcuffs on him appeared in District Court yesterday morning for his pretrial conference. Tise Sau has pled guilty to resisting arrest. He was initially charged with third...
Salima Eucharist Reupena
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed federal funds for the Pacific Youth and Community Development program in American Samoa. “Congratulations to the Pacific Youth and Community Development program, and their work to make a difference in the lives of our young people,” said Aumua...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate yesterday postponed the final vote on the House version of the “American Samoa REAL ID Act”, after it was discovered that the Samoan version of the bill is different from the English version dealing with the proposed new fee for a driver’s license. The bill,...
Tonya Tuigamala (center) and ASCC-PTK officers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC)-based Alpha Epsilon Mu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society held its induction for the fall 2018 semester last week, welcoming 11 ASCC students into the ranks of this nationwide organization which...

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