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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After declaring a State of Emergency due to Tropical Storm Gita, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga issued a Feb. 13 executive order outlining, among other things, emergency procurement and hiring, as the government focuses on post-storm recovery efforts. Under provision of local...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court has taken under advisement a motion filed by the attorney representing a drug defendant, asking the court for a reduction in bail, last Friday. Joshua Revelli from the RDA Law Firm represents Cody Wood, while Assistant Attorney General Christy Dunn...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — All public schools are scheduled to reopen today, after being closed all last week following damages caused by Tropical Storm Gita, which also resulted in the cancellation of classes at the American Samoa Community College that is also set to resume today. More than a...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some families have admitted that Tropical Storm Gita caught them unprepared, because they underestimated the damage it could cause. One family spoke to Samoa News last week about their ordeal — where their house was left with no walls, no roof, as they fled to a...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Complaints and concerns have been raised in the territory about the lack of emergency communication and updates during Tropical Storm Gita that struck American Samoa on the 9th of February. In an exclusive interview with Samoa News, last Friday, Elinor Lutu-McMoore,...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Preliminary assessment disaster (PDA) will be wrapping up soon, says US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) public information officer, Victor Inge, who arrived early last week. PDA provides data of damage to public infrastructure as well as homes and business...
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – When disaster strikes at home, who answers the call to clean up and rebuild? Immediately after a destructive storm, U.S. Army Reserve forces in American Samoa took immediate action to rebuild. In concert and coordination with various federal, state, local, interagency,...
PAGO PAGO — The National Park of American Samoa has recently begun efforts to assess the damage done to park forests and reefs by Cyclone Gita. Early survey reports reveal extensive damage to park trails in the form of downed trees, mud and debris slides, and fallen rocks. At this point all trails...
ASPA Gita Update - February 17, 2018 at 6pm POWER: - All Feeders (Primary lines) are energized up to Fagamalo now. Remaining areas are in Tualauta with broken poles and power lines - Total of 9,900 out of 12,000 (82.5%) customers have power now - Power restored to Samoa Baptist School today...
TAUMALOTO AIAVA  Chief Justice Michael Kruse has ordered Taumaloto Aiava to immediately depart the territory and remain outside of its border for the duration of his probation term — which is five years, after the court found that Aiava failed to comply with conditions of his probation that was...

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