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Close-Up 2019 group with Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata was delighted to host a group of American Samoa’s students in the congressional office and for their tour of the U.S. Capitol. The students are with the Department of Interior’s Close-Up program, and arrived over a week ago for their two-week visit to the...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea did not mince words yesterday morning when he lashed out at what he described as the "government being chugged around" by the local office of the Samoa Consulate. The remarks were made during a status hearing for Valentino Sam Chong a....
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea dismissed two of the three cases against Absalom David Fanene a.k.a. "Loma" yesterday morning, following a motion from prosecutor, Assistant Attorney General Jason Mitchell. In one case, Fanene is charged with public peace disturbance...
U.S. Federal District Courthouse in Honolulu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three Honolulu police officers have argued that their actions, “were not the proximate cause” of death of an American Samoan, whose family has alleged in a civil suit that the deceased was wrongfully seized, denied his liberty, and fatally assaulted by the officers. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested last week for driving under the influence is now charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) — a class D felony. Faauuga Filipo made his initial appearance in District Court last week where he waived his right to a...
Aumua Amata speaking from podium
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata voted for the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which she co-sponsored, and the legislation passed the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and will move on to full House consideration. “This important bill recognizes the realities and...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government called 3 witnesses during Day 1 of Folasa Galeai’s jury trial, and one of them was the wife of the deceased — also the only eyewitness — who told jurors that at the time of the accident, the defendant’s vehicle was flying towards theirs. Galea’i, who is...
Juvenile Hawksbill Turtle that was rescued from the FAD device.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Juvenile Hawksbill Turtle got a second chance at life, thanks to a concerned citizen that reported a floating device that had what looked like an entangled turtle.  This is according to the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR). The turtle response team...
Fagalii Elementary School 5-8 grade students and faculty
Fagalii Elementary School 5-8 grade students and faculty on May 7 following a presentation by Tapaau Dr. Dan Aga who heads the ASG Office of Political Status, Constitution, and Federal Relations. Tapaau’s presentation included American Samoa's political status starting with the partition of the...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata with U.S. Commerce Secretary, Wilbus Ross
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Economic Development Administration (EDA) has approved a $100,000 grant request from ASG Commerce Department (DOC) to develop and grow American Samoa’s economy through a broadband initiative, according to DOC director Keniseli Lafaele. In a news release,...

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