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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Vaitogi was taken into custody last Friday afternoon, after police executed a search warrant on his home and vehicle, where drugs and paraphernalia were allegedly discovered. Uiluama’a Galea’i, a.k.a. “Ma’a” made his initial appearance before District Court...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a grant of $661,550 in federal funds for the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security designated to tsunami preparations. These federal funds through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency within the U.S....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At 10a.m. this past Saturday, field crews from the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) were able to fix the underground power lines that caused the tie-line to trip and not allow power from the Satala power plant to reach the Tafuna power plant. This is according to an...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Attention all young artists: The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPRFMC) is holding a K -12 poster contest for students from both public and private schools. Each school may submit one winning entry per grade (schools are encouraged to host their own...
Chief Credit Officer of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS), Greg Thygesen, along with TBAS Chief Operating Officer Makerita Polu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  “The key to our success is your support…You are the foundation of our success”. These words, according to the Chief Credit Officer of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS), Greg Thygesen, is what TBAS is all about. And that is, serving the local community’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Seven members of the Nuuuli Church of Christ, including senior preachers, were arrested Sunday night on the allegation that they assaulted a couple from the church. The defendants spent the night at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) before they made their...
The late Tongan Prime Minister, Samielu ‘Akilisi Pohiva
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has joined leaders of the Pacific region in expressing condolences over the passing of Tonga’s Prime Minister, Samielu ‘Akilisi Pohiva, who died last Thursday at an Auckland hospital (Wednesday in American Samoa), at the age of 78. The Tongan...
LBJ Medical Center dialysis staff from the west side, along with dialysis administration
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  To honor the dedicated nephrology nurses who care for patients with kidney disease, the second full week in September each year is designated as Nephrology Nurses Week. In 2019, Nephrology Nurses Week was celebrated Sept. 8-14. Together with registered nurses and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a blue truck in which investigators allegedly found a bag containing a white crystalline substance and drug paraphernalia has been arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drugs. Tevita Laki, a.k.a. “Devi” made his initial appearance in District...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina has informed lawmakers that one big challenge faced by the only hospital in the territory is the recruitment of local Samoan nurses and doctors. Faumuina said this when he appeared last Wednesday before...

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