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ASG Treasurer, Uelinitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Treasury Department will be releasing tomorrow, Friday, the next batch of tax refunds totaling nearly $3 million — including the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) - and it will be issued for the first time under the government’s accounts at ASG owned Territorial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 23-year-old man from Fagaima accused of burglarizing a store in Tafuna and stealing several items has admitted to the allegations against him. Faasega Aviata, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $10,000 surety bond, appeared in High Court last...
Congresswoman Amata with friends working at the 70th Memorial Day Ceremony
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in the 70th Mayor’s Memorial Day ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, which included numerous military and government dignitaries, a military fly over, and a keynote speech by Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John M....
the Samoana Sharks — pictured with their choir director, Pati Pati (left) and school principal Rod Atafua (right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Tautua Choir from the Blue Empire was named overall winner of this year's DOE Music Festival, which was held at the ASCC multi purpose center last week. The Sharks, under the direction of Pati Pati Jr., claimed the highest marks in 3 of the 4 categories: acapela,...
new van for transporting prisoners
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Prison guards who transport detainees between the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and the court house finally have the keys to a new van. For months, the TCF escorts had to bear the hardships of transporting detainees in an old van that had no mirrors, no...
sewing instructor, Diana Tarrant teaching certain methods of sewing to a participant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fofo County Rep. Andra Samoa has utilized her $30,000 a year office expense allowance — tax free — to among other things, purchase new sewing machines to help 17 residents of her beloved Leone village “seek entrepreneur opportunities” after attending four months of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old man accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl has pled guilty. Mapu Tagaloa, who is out on a $10,000 surety bond, appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. Assistant Public Defender Rob McNeill represents Tagaloa, while prosecuting...
Office of Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government’s FY2020 budget threshold is set at the same ceiling as the current fiscal year, and deadline for submission of proposed budgets is 4p.m., June 7th, according to Office of Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua’s budget...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has granted a 30-day continuance for several criminal matters against Elliott Siaumau Jr. Last week, Siaumau Jr appeared in court for a pretrial conference in one case, a continued initial appearance in another, and an order to show cause to modify/revoke...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 24-year-old accused of burglarizing a trio of Tafuna stores last year has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Motu Meleisea was initially charged in three separate cases. In the first case, he was charged with stealing and first-degree burglary, both...

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