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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An 18-year-old male, believed to be a high school senior, was found dead at his home in Pago Pago yesterday morning. This was confirmed by a reliable source who spoke to Samoa News about the incident. A group of police officers — some of them armed — were spotted at the...
Congresswoman Amata pictured with VA Secretary Wilkie
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed President Donald Trump’s announcement of a new cabinet-level task force for veterans that will work specifically to prevent suicide, along with the appointment of VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to lead the initiative. President Trump established the...
Le Taupou Manaia performing in August of last year.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Established in 1999 in American Samoa with its mission statement: “Promoting Fa’aSamoa Preservation Through the Next Generation”, what sets Le Taupou Manaia apart from the rest is “Siva Fa’aTaupou” or “Samoa’s Princess Dance”. Since its formation, LTM has taught over 5,...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was placed on probation last Wednesday was remanded to custody the very next day, when he appeared before Judge Elvis P. Patea. Lemasanimaleea Mapu made his initial appearance in District Court last Thursday, Feb. 28 for public peace disturbance. He entered a...
Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints appears interested in a partnership with Department of Public Works to permanently pave two major secondary roads which are used by church members to access their facilities. This is according to a Mar. 3 letter from Rep....
Thomas Siaumau
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The key witness in the government’s case against Thomas Siaumau — accused of shooting at a police vehicle while a police officer was inside — told the jury that it was Siaumau and his nephew who shot the police vehicle at the back of the baseball field in Tafuna on the...
The road between the Tony Solaita Baseball Field and the Netball Field
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Day five of the case against Thomas Siaumau saw the government call several witnesses including the lead investigating officer, Det. Savelio Vaofanua. The government also presented to the jury several photographs from the crime scene, including photos of the police unit...
Fagaima flooding
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa government is looking at federal funding under a hazard mitigation grant program to address drainage problems at Fagaima after Tropical Storm Gita. The Fagaima area is one of the most hard-hit parts of the territory during heavy rain and it was only...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is hopeful that the US Interior Department’s Office of Insular and International Affairs as well as the White House would establish a “group or a unit” to follow up on requests presented by the US territories during the annual Interagency Group...
Bluesky Communications sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The chief executive of the telecommunications company BlueSky says there'll be no immediate changes to its management after a recent buyout. The company's operations in American Samoa, Samoa and the Cook Islands has been taken over by Amalgamated Telecom Holdings of Fiji...

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