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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health authorities in American Samoa say two children visiting from neighbouring Samoa are suspected of having measles and are in hospital care. Physician Saipale Fuimaono has told KHJ News that blood samples from the two are being sent to Hawaii for testing, with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men arrested by police on allegations that their actions disturbed the public peace in Kokoland last week are now facing additional charges on alleged drug violations. Viliame Tevita and Afusia Maholi made their initial appearance in District Court last week. They...
Samoa Airways flight attendant talking with a child on the airplace while another passenger looks on.
Apia, SAMOA — In press release, dated November 11, 2019, CEO for Samoa Airways, Tupuivao Seiulu Alvin Tuala responds to dispel mis-information circulating in the public claiming, passengers traveling with Samoa Airways are being turned away at check-in, for failure to produce proof of measles...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old male accused of disturbing the peace on Monday, Nov. 05, 2019 made his initial appearance in District Court last week, where he entered a ‘not guilty’ plea to the charges against him. Aleki Vavega Jr, also known as “Alex Vavega Jr” is charged with third...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The governor’s appointed Minimum Wage Task Force shared three options for consideration to address — and among other things — sustainability and economic feasibility pertaining to the federally mandated minimum wage hikes for American Samoa. The Oct. 23rd, 18-page report...
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Apia, SAMOA — A former Methodist church minister in Samoa has pleaded guilty to 10 charges, including rape and an indecent act to a dependent family member. Tugia Tuliau, 51, today appeared in the Supreme Court for the third time after he had consulted with his counsel. Tuliau was serving as...
Members of the Manumalo Academy National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and National Honor Society (NHS) with the cardiology team from Oregon Health and Science University
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The leader of a medical team screening children for strep throat and rheumatic heart disease in America Samoa is urging parents to pay attention when their children complain of sore throats or joints. Laura Armsby is leading a nine-member team from Oregon Health and...
ASCC students and DPS officers outside the Fagatogo police station
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Students at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) majoring in Criminal Justice had the opportunity earlier this month to observe firsthand the inner workings of the local law enforcement system when 14 of them participated in the first field trip by College...
Sign reading — In honor of our veterans
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga declared that Veterans Day on Nov. 11th will be observed as a holiday in American Samoa and all government offices are closed today. Prior to the official observance put together by the ASG Veterans Affairs Office at the Veterans Memorial Center...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It’s that time of year, again!  A team of doctors from the Shriners Hospital for Children in Honolulu will be on island from November 12-14, 2019 to conduct follow up visits and review new cases.  Any child below 18 years of age that has orthopedic conditions (i.e....

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