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U.S.Capitol Building
Washington, D.C. — A US Coast Guard vessel for border protection, extending a federal tax credit to benefit the canneries, federal cabotage policy and education improvements are among other priorities that American Samoa shared — via a written statement from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga — with the US...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Simanu Tofa was sentenced this past Monday following a plea agreement that was accepted by the District Court. Tofa, charged in three separate criminal matters, not including an order to show case for probation revocation and a High Court case that is set to go to a jury...
Officials from the Missouri Valley College
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A group of sports officials, representatives from the Missouri Valley College (MVC) visited American Samoa this week for recruiting purposes, to give local student-athletes the opportunity to come to their school. The group was led by Greg Silvey, the director of...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor’s Office released Thursday night a statement — all in Samoan — from Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga, who is also the acting governor, on “the matter of Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s condition”, but the statement didn’t provide any specific details. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Argosy University’s participation in the student financial aid — Title IV — programs has been terminated by the US Department of Education, which gave an effective date of Feb. 27th, which is also the date of a USDOE letter to Mark E. Dottore, the federal court-appointed...
Rep. Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Following reports that ASG owes more than $10 million to the LBJ Medical Center pursuant to the Wage Tax statute ASCA 11.0607, (2), Rep. Larry Sanitoa has requested several financial reports, through the Legislative Finance Office, that would help the Fono’s legislative...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 58-year-old man charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine after he was caught smoking ice in the LBJ Hospital parking lot appeared in High Court yesterday for a Change of Plea (COP) hearing. Onosa’i Navelika, who has been in custody since his arrest last...
 Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has shared with a Congressional committee, American Samoa’s “highest priorities for assistance from the federal government, which will address our many social, economic, and infrastructure challenges,” through a prepared 7-page statement...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea dismissed without prejudice yesterday morning, the government's case against Savelio Vaimoe, who was charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault. Vaimoe, who has been held without bond since last month,...
Thomas Siaumau
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two government witnesses revealed during the first day of Thomas Siaumau’s jury trial, that they heard multiple gunshots on the night of Dec. 14, 2017 near Tafuna Elementary School. One witness said it sounded like a “Faga Ofe” (bamboo cannon) while the other said it was...

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