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embers of the ASCC administration and Student Government Association congratulate Dr. Glenn Gabbard
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Social Science Department, peer mentors and Student Government Association co-sponsored a talk last week by Dr. Glenn Gabbard, a distinguished figure in the effort to include people with disabilities in higher education,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s case against the former executive director of the American Samoa Government Employees' Retirement Fund, Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua was dismissed without prejudice in High Court last week, after Judge Elvis P. Patea granted a motion filed by prosecutor,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old inmate who was accused of escaping from confinement last year while serving a 20-year sentence for escaping from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in January 2010 and assaulting an ANZ bank security guard has entered into a plea agreement with the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Six bench warrants were issued for five people who failed to appear in District Court Thursday morning. Judge Elvis P. Patea was sending a clear message: Show up for court or get arrested and pay the fine. First on the list was defendant Lefatia Ah Kiong, facing 14...
Congresswoman Amata with Assistant Secretary Domenech and Director Pula.
Washington, DC – Over the past week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata has been pleased to welcome dignitaries to American Samoa’s congressional office for briefings, updates and discussions of the Pacific region. New Zealand's Ambassador to the United States Rosemary Banks visited American Samoa’s...
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Victoria University, NEW ZEALAND — Tropical waters in the Pacific will experience disproportionately high sea-level rise from climate change-induced polar ice melt, according to new research. An academic from New Zealand's Victoria University Antarctic Research Centre is part of a global scientific...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In documents recently made public, the US Census Bureau provided a summary of the 2020 Island Area Census, in which it will partner with territorial government agencies in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, and the US Virgin...
Photos of drums of Agent Orange marked with destination information and an orange band included in a Government Accountability Office report released Nov. 15, 2018.
Hagåtña, GUAM — Guam Delegate Mike San Nicolas is one of at least two members of Congress working on a bill that seeks to grant benefits for presumptive exposure to herbicides with toxic components, such as Agent Orange, to U.S. service members who served on Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This past week, the Immigration Office still had not located overstayer Kalava Sefo, for which a bench warrant was issued after he failed to appear in District Court for a pretrial conference earlier this month. Sefo, 31, is charged with assault and public peace...
 Rep. Aumua Amata speaking at a Veterans Committee press conference
Washington, DC – Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 - Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has been named Vice Ranking Member of the full Veterans’ Affairs Committee for the 116th Congress. This is in addition to an earlier announcement of the same Vice Ranking Member position for the Small Business...

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