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ASG Office of Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Federal disaster assistance for local residents impacted by Tropical Storm Gita helped cushion the blows that have impacted the local economy in recent years, but the economy continues to remain volatile, affecting American Samoa Government revenue collection for the...
Christopher King (far right standing) is the 2018-2019 President of the Lions Club of Pago Pago. He is seen in this group photo with other new incoming board members of the Lions Club as well as new inductees during the induction ceremony last Friday. Also in the photo is Sen. Galeai Tu’ufuli, who is the Lions Club chapter chairman (second from right sitting).
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Christopher King (far right standing) is the 2018-2019 President of the Lions Club of Pago Pago. He is seen in this group photo with other new incoming board members of the Lions Club as well as new inductees during the induction ceremony last Friday. Also in the photo...
A look at some of the 140 graduates of Leone High School class of 2018
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — "Mua'i tigaina mulia'i fa'aeaina! Sacrifice comes before success” - le manulauti na fa'ataua e le vasega fa'ai'uaso a le A'oga Maualuga a Leone mo lenei tausaga i le fa’au’uuina i le taeao o le aso Faraile o le vaiaso ua te’a, i le fale ta’alo a le aoga. Na tutula'i le...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 50-year-old man who was convicted for having a sexual relationship with his 15-year-old stepdaughter has been jailed for 15 years at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The sentence for Wayne Otto Smith was handed down by Chief Justice Michael Kruse, along...
Office of Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government’s fiscal year 2019 budget threshold is set at the same ceiling as the current fiscal year, and last Friday was the deadline for proposed budget submissions, according to the Office of Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua’...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse told the defense attorney, William Olson that the court does not get involved in funeral release. That decision falls to the Executive Branch of the government including the Police Commissioner. Kruse revealed this issue last week when Cody...
NO MARIJUANA GRAPHIC
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man, who was born in Samoa but raised in American Samoa since he was 4, is going to jail, after police caught him selling marijuana to cannery workers last year. Paulo Paulo Jr. was ordered by the court to serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Plaintiffs in the US citizenship lawsuit have asked the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah to deny a motion by the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata to intervene in their complaint, arguing among other things that ASG and the Congresswoman lack...
A look at some of the 69 graduates of Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School class of 2018
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — "O le Lumana'i e fai mo i latou e talitonu i le Matagofie o a latou Miti" - le autu lea o le aso fa'apitoa mo le vasega fa'aiuaso a le Nuuuli Vocational Technical High School (NVTHS), le Aoga Maualuga a Matata Ese’ese, i le aso Tofi na te'a nei. O le latou aso fa'apitoa...
Cohort 31, with 17 graduates from Manu'a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The University of Hawaii, Manoa College of Education proudly conducted commencement ceremonies for a historic group on Saturday, June 23 at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. Cohort 31, with 17 graduates, became the first-ever cohort in which all the graduates are from the...

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