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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Commerce Department has given a “harsh reality” check of American Samoa’s economic future. And that reality “is quite clear”, said DOC, pointing out that, “Should our last remaining tuna cannery close, the territory will likely experience a catastrophic economic disaster...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged with public peace disturbance and third degree assault for an alleged incident that was reported to police on Flag Day has been remanded to custody with bail set at $500. Ulisese Vaofusi made his initial appearance in District Court last Thursday where he...
SHS art teacher Voloti Malietoa with Katie Godinet and her winning entry
Washington, D.C. —Congresswoman Aumua Amata is delighted once again to announce the winners of the Malofie Congressional Art Competition. This year’s first place contestant has the distinction of also being a previous winner. Congratulations to Katie Jewel Godinet from Samoana High School upon her...
Ta'afano Joseph Tavale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Marist St. Francis Elementary School announced last Thursday morning the passing of Ta'afano Joseph Tavale, "a valued member of the Eastern Vicariate Catholic School Board."  Ta'afano was co-chair of the Board and was a very active member. "A truly outspoken and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The trial of a 67-year-old taxi driver from Pago Pago accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl kicks off in High Court today at 9a.m. with jury selection. The taxi driver is a tenant at a rental unit in Pago Pago, where the victim and her family also stay. Pitone...
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New York, NY — Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of American Samoa (Territory of) and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the...
 With Sandra King-Young are instructors Adrian Vasai-Moana (to her left) and Kayla Sauafea, along with club members.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Thursday April 4th, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Political Science Club welcomed Tofoitaufa Sandra King-Young as its Guest Speaker. The Director of the local Medicaid Office, Mrs King-Young also serves as the Parliamentarian of the American Samoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Judge Elvis P. Patea has remanded a man charged with second degree assault, to custody at TCF on a 'no bail' status after the court confirmed last week that the defendant's ID expired on June 2, 2016. Teofilo Kuka waived his right to a preliminary examination last...
American Samoan children celebrate Flag Day
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Children from the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' American Samoa Pago Pago West Stake entertained members and guests at a recent American Samoa Flag Day Celebration. Participants' ages ranged from three to eleven. Toa Reid, Tana Seu and Toa Hollady were...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a media statement today the Territorial Bank of American Samoa is notifying customers that their MasterCard debit card system is off line through Monday, April 22. “Due to circumstances outside the control of TBAS, our MasterCard debit cards will be offline through...

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