Local News

Ba, FIJI — The severe effects of Cyclone Josie are a brutal reminder of the reality of climate change, says Fiji's prime minister. Frank Bainimarama's comment comes after the category one cyclone brought heavy rains and flooding to Fiji's Western Division at the weekend. Five deaths have been...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa has its own long-form census questionnaire, which questions a person's citizenship status, says ASG Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele, who noted that this will be the same for the 2020 Census. The citizenship status question became a local...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An American Samoa woman accused of bilking the federal government out of more than $100,000 by filing false tax returns for American Samoa residents with the US Internal Revenue Service has been ordered to serve jail time and pay restitution. Corina F. Ifopo, who resides...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Registration continues today, Monday, through Wednesday, for residents impacted by Tropical Storm Gita at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the DYWA Pago Pago Youth Center. In a joint statement last Friday, the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and ASG...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vehicle licenses and registration fees would go up under a bill introduced in the House last week. The main sponsor of the bill was Vice Speaker Fetu Fetui Jr. and the co sponsors are Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr, Gafatasi Afalava, Lavea Fatulegae’e Mauga, Fagaoatua Dorian...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Federal prosecutors are seeking a 24-month jail term for Corina Ifopo, the American Samoa woman, accused of filing false tax returns with the US Internal Revenue Service for local residents, arguing that this is deterrent to others. Ifopo, who resides in Hawai’i, is...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There are many American Samoans living in several states and territories, who want to be recognized as US citizens without being required to go through the naturalization process, says Neil Weare of the Washington D.C. based “Equally American” group. Weaner, who is an...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson told members of the House Public Safety committee during a hearing last month, the reason why police officers show force on public highways is not because they want to, but because when people see police officers with guns, that’s...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House of Representatives has approved a bill increasing members’ contributions to the American Samoa Employees Retirement Fund from 3% to 5%. The bill, which was only introduced on Tuesday was approved in second reading on Thursday and cleared final reading in the...
(New Zealand, 28 March 2018) - Six years after substantive work began on the U.S. Federally funded Fiber to the Home (FTTH) project in American Samoa, named the Broadband Linking the American Samoa Territory or BLAST project, the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) is preparing to...

Pages

Comment Here