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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tuesday's activities at the Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) compound are part of the agenda for this month, which has been proclaimed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga as Senior Citizens Month, under the theme: “Engage at Every Age”. In his proclamation, the...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Over 100 K-5 students from the Home of the Flames received their certificates and special awards yesterday when Manumalo Academy kicked off its graduation season in the presence of hundreds of proud parents, family members, and friends. Today, there is a double...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 48-year-old Filipino national who was convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders — after he serves 20 months at the TCF — as a condition of a 5-year probation sentence. Melchor Alamis,...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the co-defendants in the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) case has pled guilty. Aviu Asofa Titio, 20, admits that on June 8, 2016 while detained at the JDC, he threatened one of the government’s key witnesses who was also detained at the JDC — to stop her from...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the concurrence of the US Justice Department (USDOJ), the US Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) has “no objections” in granting an application for transfer of control and license of the American Samoa Hawaii Cable LLC (ASH Cable) to Amalgamated Telecom Holdings...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Human Resources is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration for workers in American Samoa who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Because the newly installed antennas for the Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Pago Pago didn’t pass the flight check, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is dispatching next week a new technician crew to review the system. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor told Samoa...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed final House passage of a banking provision that she introduced last year to reduce the time waiting for checks to clear in American Samoa. The bill has already passed the Senate and now goes to President Trump to be signed into law.  “Making...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 24-year-old man who was given a second chance by the court to redeem himself by attending drug and alcohol counseling to help with his problem is back in jail. Methodist Kuka Mika appeared in High Court last week for a preliminary examination (PX) for violating...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tafuna High School PTA president Rev. Fred Mamea, along with two Tafuna HS teachers: Va’a Leupolu and Faamafi Talamoa, and the accreditation team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges following a welcoming ceremony at the school campus Monday afternoon....

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