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DPS officer Viopapa Vitolio
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia has dismissed the felony charge against one of the 3 TCF officers, charged in connection with the shooting that occurred in Leone last month — allegedly involving an inmate who is believed to have escaped from confinement — which resulted...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After amending the Senate bill by including the words “elected officials”, the House yesterday approved the drug testing measure for all ASG employees in a 15-1 vote. The bill now returns to the Senate, whose members will decide whether they agree — or not — with the...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over $1.5 million of tax refunds checks - Batch #10 - is scheduled to be released today, Friday, according to ASG Acting Treasurer, Keith Gebauer in a brief statement Wednesday afternoon. Today’s total run of more than $1.59 million — with $758,782 for local and $...
[l-r] Moepologa John Pereira, general manager of Molida Shipping Agency, American Samoa; Lanu Pen, Matson American Samoa representative; Dean Matsuoka, sales account executive of Matson Hawaii; Rev. Father Faitau Lemautu, Hope House chaplain; Bishop Peter H. Brown; Ta'afano Joe Tavale, Hope House board chairman; and Larry Sanitoa, chairman of the Hope House fundraising committee
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bishop Peter H. Brown expressed gratitude to Matson for their generous $2,000 contribution to Hope House. “This special place has been operating now for over 30 years thanks to the tremendous support of the community through invaluable partnerships with our business...
 The Manu'atele ferry
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa's new inter-island ferry is out of action again. The one-year old ferrry, the Manu'atele, needs a new bow thruster, which is used to reverse of turn the vessel. A government committee heard the problem was spotted during a recent inspection, and it could...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Following some very tense moments during a Senate committee hearing yesterday, the majority of senators agreed to table for future discussion — until early next year — the approved House version of an Administration bill seeking to raise the local investment rate from 17...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government revealed during the second day of Tautua Letasi’s jury trial that based on the evidence they collected from the vehicle Letasi drove on the early morning of May 21, 2017, along with other evidence found at his home in Aoloau, they came to the conclusion...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago {ago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale has told senators there are a lot of consumer complaints received by his office regarding businesses such as car repair shops and insurance, but didn’t elaborate as to the type of insurance businesses the complaints are referencing...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has closed its investigation and reduced the penalty against a US based fishery company, Cape Ferrat Fishing Lp., following the death last year of a man who fell overboard a fishing vessel that was docked at the...
Auseugaefa M.F. Va’asatia Poloma Komiti (third from left)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa Government’s Consul General to American Samoa, Auseugaefa M.F. Va’asatia Poloma Komiti departs the territory the end of the month for his new overseas diplomatic post in Australia, starting Oct. 15th. Auseugaefa has served as Consul General for American Samoa since...

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