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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lolo Administration is taking a closer look at the current ASG Employees Retirement Fund policy and has requested all ASG entities to provide a report, which lists employees who have been employed by ASG for 30 years or more. “In our ongoing efforts to explore...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has given the Manu’a Faipule Toeaina Faufano Autele 14 days to respond to questions from a plaintiff in a case involving community land in Ofu, Manu’a, and pay $600 for plaintiff’s attorney fees and costs. Failing to comply with the court...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 55-year-old man who has being charged for allegedly raping and molesting a 10-year-old girl is ready to plead guilty to the charges against him. Ioakimo Felise, who is still in custody since the time of his arrest in April of this year, appeared before the High Court...
A look at some of the 225 graduates of Tafuna High School class of 2018 during their commencement ceremony Monday morning at the Tafuna High gymnasium. Their theme was "Tu'utu'u i le loloto, e tamali'i le poto”. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Na amatalia le sauniga o le fa'au'uga a le A’oga Maualuga a Tafuna, i le taeao o le aso Gafua, Iuni 18, i le Luamua o le Toa, ma na fa’au’u mai ai fanau e 225 i latou ua fa'au'u mai ai. "Tu'utu'u i le loloto, e tamali'i le poto" - (“Be prudent, wisdom with discern your...
A look at the poster that was posted around the territory when Tiama went missing. He was found Monday morning, safe and unharmed.  [Courtesy photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The young boy who was gone missing from his family in Nu’uuli since last week Saturday, June 16 is now with his parents. The boy was found Monday morning and looked fine. This was confirmed by his mother during a telephone interview yesterday with Samoa News. An official...
  A photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows the interior of a CBP facility in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. Immigration officials have separated thousands of families who crossed the border illegally. Reporters taken on a tour of the facility were not allowed by agents to interview any of the detainees or take photos, the AP reported. U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP
Washington, D.C. — Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have...
Shoppers and employees employed by various businesses housed in the Laufou Shopping Mall were evacuated earlier this Morning when wiring for a exhaust vent shorted causing an electrical fire around the Koko-Bean area. The fire according to a company representative was mostly smoke. The entire...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is a repeat offender and has a long criminal history in the court system was arrested by police last week, for allegedly assaulting his wife using a machete. It’s been two weeks since police officers have been trying to locate the suspect pursuant to an arrest...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The preliminary examination (PX) which was scheduled for one of the three defendants arrested by police during a raid in Pago Pago last month is now rescheduled to Thursday this week. Meriko Lomu, who is still in custody unable to post her $30,000 surety bond appeared...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After seeking information from Hawaiian Airlines’ Flight Division staff, airline spokesperson Ann Botticelli confirmed yesterday the laser beam incident fired towards a Hawaiian flight on Apr. 12th. Botticelli says it took sometime to track down accurate information on...

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