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Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An administration bill raising the local investment from 17% to 35% for the ASG Employees’ Retirement Fund passed during second reading yesterday in the Senate and is expected to go through final reading today. Prior to the vote during the Senate session, the Senate...
Fuavai Sua (left) and Lualima Taliu (right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two men convicted of receiving stolen property and then selling the items knowing they were stolen from a house in Nu’uuli were sentenced last Friday. Fuavai Sua and Lualima Taliu were ordered by Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea to serve 14 months in jail, as...
Ienisei Matautia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The woman accused of trying to deliver a package containing a huge quantity of methamphetamine into the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) early last month is now in custody. Ienisei Matautia was arrested by Detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit over the...
American Samoa Election Office photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealo Uiagalelei has determined that three individuals are eligible as candidates for the US Delegate seat and fifty five for the local House of Representatives race, including two faipule incumbents running unopposed. “Based upon Nomination...
Lydia Faleafine Nomura
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “As employees, you are giving up your lives to serve our people — that is your sacrifice,” declared Lydia Faleafine-Nomura, the US Interior Department’s local field representative, in her keynote address at last Friday’s Workforce Day, under the theme: “Sacrifice for A...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police from the Tafuna and Fagatogo Substations arrested three men at three different occasions last week on allegations that they each assaulted their wives. The first incident happened in Pago Pago while the other two incidents were reported from Tafuna and Malaeimi....
Amata meets with Veterans
Pago Pago — Friday, Sept. 1, 2018 - Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in honor of our Veterans for the 73rd Anniversary of V-J Day:  “On September 2, 1945, the world celebrated the end of World War II, and the Allied forces celebrated victory over Imperial Japan with a...
Bus driver, Lalomilo Taume
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A case of another bus driver accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl was filed in District Court last week. It was the victim’s 20-year-old brother who alerted police about the alleged incident and as a result, the suspect was arrested. Lalomilo Raymond Taume, 42...
BEA logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s estimated gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by more than 5% in 2017, according to data released more than a week ago by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the US Department of Commerce. “Tuna canning industry exports declined significantly,”...
 Aumua Amata Radewagen with local Republicans
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Republican Party of American Samoa has unanimously endorsed Aumua Amata Radewagen in her bid for another term in Congress. The territory's incumbent representative announced she would stand for re-election earlier this month. Aumua is the first American Samoan woman...

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