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South Pacific travel consultant, Carmel Beattie, during her presentation.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — South Pacific travel consultant, Carmel Beattie, shared an extensive over 2-hour analysis and recommendation presentation to the tourism sector, members of government, and the interested public at the Goat Island Cafe, Sadie’s by the Sea, Utulei, American Samoa, late...
Samoan fruit bat
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Following a recent announcement that federal agencies affected by the partial federal government shutdown will re-open for three weeks — until Feb. 15 — the National Park of American Samoa informs the public that their office is back to its normal schedule, 8 a.m. - 4:30...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government's case against a man charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) will be heard by a jury. During a pretrial conference in High Court yesterday morning,  Brandon Peterson's attorney noted that discovery has been...
chart of oil prices
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More good news for consumers: the new wholesale price or maximum allowable price (MAP) for all petroleum products sold in American Samoa will see another decrease, according to the new MAP - effective Feb. 1-14th - released yesterday by the ASG Office of Petroleum...
ASCC Samoan Studies Institute Director Okenaisa Fauolo-Manila (third left) receives congratulations from ASCC president Dr. Rosevonne Pato, First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga, and other dignitaries
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) held a book launching ceremony on Friday, Jan. 25, to celebrate the publication of three new works produced in collaboration with the community. First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga gave the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer whose Immigration ID expired two years ago has been sentenced to 6 months probation after he pled guilty to public peace disturbance yesterday in District Court. Alo Tautua admitted to the court that he disturbed the peace last year in December when he,...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Business owners who have not renewed their business licenses are to cease and desist operations until they've renewed their licenses for 2019. The deadline was this past Wednesday, Jan. 30 Additional fees will be added to any renewals issued after the deadline. According...
Rev. Feagaiga Misi speaking during yesterday’s FHS Vikings family service for FHS student Melaiga Letoe Kome
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The student body of Faga'itua High School held a special family service yesterday afternoon in the school gymnasium for 16-year-old Melaiga Kome, who is presumed dead after search and rescue efforts in the waters - and surrounding areas - of Tula village turned up empty...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia appeared confused — and frustrated — yesterday morning after he was told that two defendants who were scheduled to appear for pretrial conferences are currently off-island. "Is there not a list?" Judge Sunia asked an Immigration officer...
DOH officials, including Dr. Glenn Gabbard (center in green)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Assessments and training are ongoing at the local Dept. of Health for the establishment of the territory’s first Family-to-Family Health Information Center, tentatively set to open later this year in the summer. According to DOH, the new center will support family-...

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