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Nuuuli Village sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The mother of the two teenagers who were allegedly assaulted by members of the Nuuuli aumaga next to their Malaeimi home last year still wants justice; and she is in the midst of obtaining legal representation so she can take the matter to court. Despite attempts by the...
chart of oil prices
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The average price of gasoline on island is $3.38 per gallon while diesel fuel is $3.76 per gallon, according to data released by the ASG Office of Petroleum Management following a survey yesterday of nine gas stations on Tutuila. OPM had released last Monday, Jan. 14th,...
a kitten provided with free sterilization surgery by the Department of Agriculture Veterinary Clinic last month.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A "possible" candidate for the veterinarian position at the Dept. of Agriculture has been identified; and once everything is squared away, an announcement will be made. This is according to DOA director Filifaatali Mike Fuiava, responding to Samoa News inquiries...
The Fagatogo Pavilion, surrounded by a tin barricade
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at last Friday’s Senate session, Sen. Satele Galu T. Satele Sr said there is no work being carried out at the Fagatogo Pavilion and suggested that the barricade be removed because the facility is located at the Malaeoletalu, where people pass through and witness...
Container scanner at Port of Pago Pago.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police carried out more than 20 drug raids last year and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has again called for “effective strategies” to combat the flow of drugs and illegal weapons into the territory, which will host for the first time this year, the annual conference of...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia wants the Immigration Office to inform incoming foreigners that American Samoa has laws, and the territory is not a playground for criminal activities. Sunia made the remarks during the sentencing of Mui Sua a.k.a. Mui Lilomaiava last...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga [
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has urged executive branch directors to “practice vigilance and diligence” to ensure that the “clock-in and clock-out” policy is strictly adhered to, as the Administration clarifies those who are exempted and not exempted from the policy. “To...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An Order to Show Cause hearing for Chung Se Lee has been continued to Feb. 8 Chief Justice Michael Kruse wants to know if Lee complied with a previous order from the court, that he surrender his driver's license and not drive while his license is suspended. Lee was...
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman, Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman, Sen. Magalei Logovi’i, announced at last Friday’s Senate session that a hearing set for today, Tuesday, Jan. 22, has been canceled. The two main topics that were to be discussed during the hearing included an...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has continued for two weeks the sentencing of three inmates who escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last July. During court proceedings last Friday, Kruse heard from Luaao Fagota a.k.a. Andrew Peters, Jason Isaiah Muasau,...

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