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Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House of Representatives last week approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Faimealelei Anthony Fu’e Allen that mandates the Chief Election Officer to conduct criminal background checks for all candidates petitioning for Governor, Lt. Governor, the House of Representatives...
Immigration Office logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the comments made by some senators, as well as an ASG official, during a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration is that it’s “our own” people — the American Samoans who are sponsors — that have caused the influx of foreigners (especially from...
A Samoa News photo from this past Tuesday, shows the new location of the airport Jet-A fuel tank farm
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A number of inquiries have been received regarding the status of the new location of the airport Jet-A fuel tank farm project and when it will be completed. Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga told lawmakers last month that the new Jet-A fuel tank farm facility will be completed...
Richard Brundage
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A seminar to prepare key communicators for any media appearance is scheduled for Feb. 8 The seminar will be conducted by Richard Brundage, a widely recognized international crisis communications expert, former television news anchor, and author of the critically...
O se vaaiga i le nofoaga fa'apitoa sa aalaalatai ai matua o le ali'i o Melaiga Letoe Kome i le taimi o le sauniga mamalu sa tapena e le Laumua i Fagaitua e fa'amanatu ai Melaiga i le latou mafutaga. O loimata e le matu i fofoga o le tama, aua ua gausia lava se tasi o poutu i le latou aiga. [SN...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia granted the government's motion yesterday, to dismiss the case against David Te'o, who was scheduled for a bench trial. When the case was called, prosecutor Assistant Attorney General Jason Mitchell moved to dismiss the case, saying the...
South Pacific travel consultant, Carmel Beattie, during her presentation.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — South Pacific travel consultant, Carmel Beattie, shared an extensive over 2-hour analysis and recommendation presentation to the tourism sector, members of government, and the interested public at the Goat Island Cafe, Sadie’s by the Sea, Utulei, American Samoa, late...
Samoan fruit bat
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Following a recent announcement that federal agencies affected by the partial federal government shutdown will re-open for three weeks — until Feb. 15 — the National Park of American Samoa informs the public that their office is back to its normal schedule, 8 a.m. - 4:30...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government's case against a man charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) will be heard by a jury. During a pretrial conference in High Court yesterday morning,  Brandon Peterson's attorney noted that discovery has been...
chart of oil prices
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More good news for consumers: the new wholesale price or maximum allowable price (MAP) for all petroleum products sold in American Samoa will see another decrease, according to the new MAP - effective Feb. 1-14th - released yesterday by the ASG Office of Petroleum...

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