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Congresswoman Aumua Amata Radewagen
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata introduced a bipartisan bill to streamline citizenship for any U.S. Nationals from American Samoa who choose to convert their status to U.S. citizenship. The bill would make their citizenship choice much more convenient and accessible in three...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia reiterated, yesterday morning, the High Court’s order for the government to provide the names of all witnesses to Thomas Siaumau’s defense team. Siaumau is accused of shooting at a police vehicle in December 2017. The case goes to trial in...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Judge Elvis P. Patea has found probable cause to bind the government's case against drug defendant Rintel I'atala to the High Court, where an arraignment is scheduled for this morning. I'atala is charged with one count each of illegal possession of marijuana and illegal...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is currently off island attending meetings in Honolulu and Washington D.C. Asked for some information regarding the Honolulu meetings, the governor’s executive assistant Iulogologo Joseph Pereira told Samoa News that “meetings held in Hawai’i...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — No discovery and the failure of the Immigration Office to confirm the status of a man charged with public peace disturbance has resulted in the government's case against Sooane Taafua being continued to today, Feb. 15 Taafua appeared in District Court yesterday morning...
U.S.Capitol Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congressional legislation preventing another federal government partial shutdown this weekend and fund the rest of the federal government for the remainder of FY 2019, includes funding for American Samoa. The measure includes language calling on the US Interior’s Office...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced new bipartisan legislation to strengthen the future of fishing in American Samoa, and promote the development of the next generation of commercial fishermen with federal grant support. She is an original cosponsor of legislation. The Young...
ASTCA building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Legislative Financial Officer (LFO) Talalemotu Mauga has followed up on his Jan. 28, 2019 letter to ASTCA Chief Executive Officer, Lewis Wolman regarding several ASTCA financial reports requested by a member of the House of Representatives. In a Feb. 11, 2019 letter to...
Candidate for lieutenant governor Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., and candidate for governor, Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It's official. Former Tualauta faipule, Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., has been named the running mate for Sen. Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua in the 2020 gubernatorial race. Nuanuaolefeagaiga and Tapumanaia made the official announcement on Valentine’s Day, yesterday,...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who pled guilty yesterday to third degree assault for attempting to strike another person with a rebar last year has been sentenced to 120 days (4 months) imprisonment. Vise Gauta appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a pretrial conference on the assault...

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