Ads by Google Ads by Google

Local News

Court Report logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who pushed a cop and then kicked the officer's hands while he was trying to place handcuffs on him appeared in District Court yesterday morning for his pretrial conference. Tise Sau has pled guilty to resisting arrest. He was initially charged with third...
Salima Eucharist Reupena
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed federal funds for the Pacific Youth and Community Development program in American Samoa. “Congratulations to the Pacific Youth and Community Development program, and their work to make a difference in the lives of our young people,” said Aumua...
Real ID logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate yesterday postponed the final vote on the House version of the “American Samoa REAL ID Act”, after it was discovered that the Samoan version of the bill is different from the English version dealing with the proposed new fee for a driver’s license. The bill,...
Tonya Tuigamala (center) and ASCC-PTK officers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC)-based Alpha Epsilon Mu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society held its induction for the fall 2018 semester last week, welcoming 11 ASCC students into the ranks of this nationwide organization which...
Mufi Hannemann
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An ASG working group appointed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to determine the financial impact of the next federally mandated minimum wage hike on American Samoa is finalizing its report. In the meantime, the minimum wage is among the “negative federal policies” that has...
Paepaetele Taulua Fruean Suisala Jr.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia gave the new Assistant Public Defender a huge challenge yesterday morning, saying if the Public Defender’s (PD) staff continues the practice of not being present in the courtroom, it’s better for the PD's Office to find new people who can...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 59-year-old man who used a small knife to cut his hands and chest was arrested during the weekend and taken to the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for safety reasons. Pulou Vili made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday morning before Judge Fiti...
Court Report logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who was pulled over for speeding is now charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after police allegedly found a glass pipe inside his vehicle. Allen Oliva made his initial appearance in District Court last week before Judge Fiti Sunia. He’s charged...
ASG Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fees currently charged for services offered by the Office of the Territorial Registrar would face drastic increases under a proposal in which public comments are being sought and need to be submitted no later than 4p.m. on Oct. 1, 2018. The Territorial Registrar’s Office...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
FY 2019 BUDGET PROPOSAL APPROVED BY SENATE AND HOUSE During their sessions yesterday, the Senate and House approved in final reading their respective versions of the American Samoa Government’s fiscal year 2019 budget totaling $439.58 million. Both chambers will now go through the process of...

Pages