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Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander Coast Guard 14th District, joins acting Governor Lemanu Mauga and first lady Cynthia Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  On Wednesday, those in American Samoa celebrated the 119th Flag Day commemorating the day they officially became a U.S. territory. Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander Coast Guard 14th District, Command Master Chief Lori Fields, and Capt. Mike Long, commander Coast Guard...
DPS Commissioner Le'i Sonny Thompson, with the Fiafia Guard during Wednesday's 2019 Flag Day celebratiobn.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Interested applicants who have been cleared by the Dept. of Human Resources for the next Police Academy will sit the written entrance exam next Monday, April 22 at 8 a.m. at the Dept. of Youth and Women's Affairs (DYWA) Pago Pago Youth Center. According to a public...
StarKist Co., president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Co., president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe has “reaffirmed” the company’s commitment to remain in American Samoa, despite the same continued challenges it faces in a very competitive global industry, as labor cost is much lower at other tuna...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata during last year's Flag Day.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in commemoration of Flag Day 2019:  “All of us in American Samoa know what a special day April 17th is for our people. This has been a wonderful week already. Flag Day is always such a perfect time of joy and unity, and I...
Aerial view of Starkist canning plant in American Samoa
Honolulu, HAWAII — When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a $6.5 million settlement with Starkist Co. to resolve alleged environmental regulations at its tuna processing facility in American Samoa in 2018, it seemed the tuna company would clean up its act. Unfortunately, that’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —The Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS) Faleomavaega Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), in collaboration with government and non-profit partners, will be hosting a two-day summit focusing on issues impacting Veteran...
YN1 Moli Po Ching and YN2 Kapewalani Ornong
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — YN1 Moli Po Ching and YN2 Kapewalani Ornong are in the territory, on behalf of the US Coast Guard, to "spread the word" about opportunities available in the USCG. Po Ching of Fagasa, works at the USCG recruiting office in Vancouver, WA while Ornong is stationed in...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Prisoners in American Samoa have allegedly been told to ask their families for food because of a shortage. Families contacted by KHJ News said the instruction was given to prisoners by the warden last Thursday. The shortage of food was related to delays in the approval...
Honolulu Federal Courtouse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The family of an American Samoan man who is alleged to have been assaulted by three police officers in downtown Honolulu and later died at a Hawaii hospital four year ago is seeking “general and punitive damages of ten million dollars” in their civil lawsuit against the...
First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga cutting the ribbon
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A historic building in American Samoa housing the police has been dedicated and blessed after a major renovation and restoration project. The central police station in Fagatogo once served as the barracks for a local security force know as the Fitafita Guard, during an...

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