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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa-based, Manu’a’s Inc., dba Manu’a’s Discount Store has called on the federal appeal’s court in Washington D.C. to review an issue it says is “of critical and common application to American employers.” And that is, “whether and to what extent an employer”...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who is serving a 20-year sentence for escaping from the Territorial Facility (TCF) in January 2010 and assaulting an ANZ security guard was sentenced by the High Court for an additional 5 years in prison for escaping from confinement again last year. Vatoi...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa who entered into a plea agreement over an unlawful possession of methamphetamine charge with the government has been ordered by the court to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his probation. Suitulaga Faafetai, 29...
A home on Tutuila destroyed during Tropical Storm Gita.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The second insurance payment for the American Samoa Government for damages from Tropical Storm Gita should be released within weeks, according to Insurance Commissioner Peter Fuimaono. The government's total claim to insurer, Lloyds of London, for damages to government...
Chairman Takano greeting Congresswoman Amata and Conference Chair Liz Cheney.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the House Veterans Affairs Committee conducted a hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) efforts to reduce suicide among the Veteran population. Prior to the hearing, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney joined...
Kuki Tuiasosopo (front, 2nd right) and members of his Drama Workshop (DRA 150) class
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  As stated in its Institutional Learning Outcomes, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) strives to ensure that its students acquire skills and demonstrate proficiencies as effective communicators.  The qualities of effective communication include the ability to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Procurement Officer, Dr. Oreta M. Crichton has cancelled the solicitation bid for the “construction management service” contract for one of the airport projects intended to be awarded to Silva Group, a new local company in the construction industry. However, there...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government of Ecuador has petitioned the federal government for inclusion of its tuna in foil pouch products for free-duty treatment for export to the U.S. arguing — among other things — that StarKist can’t produce large amounts due to lack of land availability in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of unlawful possession of 4 glass pipes containing a white crystalline substance has pled guilty. Malaki Tagaloa, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. Tagaloa was initially...
[l-r] Brig. Gen. Douglas F. Anderson, Commander of the US Army 9th Mission Support Command; Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale, who is the acting governor; and Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Memorandum of Understanding was signed yesterday between the Army Reserve and DPS, for the Dept. of Public Safety’s use of the Army’s Modular Small Arms Range (MSAR), the indoor shooting range that was dedicated last Friday. The MOU outlines responsibilities of both...

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