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ASPA Satala power plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the price of fuel globally continues to drop, so too is the fuel charge imposed on electric rates by the American Samoa Power Authority, which says the “fuel surcharge” has dropped over the last four to 5 months. National news outlets have attributed the drop in the...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The third co-defendant in the court case where a family allegedly found a way to tamper with the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) service to get power illegally — without being metered or charged is now in custody. When Ernie Aetui was taken into custody, police...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A couple was arrested last week on the allegation that the family found a way to tamper with the American Samoa Power Authority [ASPA) service to get power illegally — without being metered or charged. Michelle Aetui-Fuimaono and her husband Kirk Aab made their initial...
Photos of light,bulb and fixture plus a close up of bulb
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASPA plans to replace all 6,000 old inefficient streetlights around the territory with new low wattage LED streetlights. There are already some installed along the Industrial Park & Lions Park road. Some will have 2 bulbs for main roads and most will be single bulbs...
Two newly acquired bucket-trucks at the ASPA compound
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At Tuesday afternoon’s briefing at the Emergency Operations Center, American Samoa Power Authority reports that there are now 11 individual families — down from the initial 25 — still without power due to damage on the customer side as crews continue restoration response...
ASPA power plant in Satala
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A spate of electric wire thefts in American Samoa has triggered power disruptions throughout the Tafuna area. Acting Executive Director of the American Samoa Power Authority, Wallon Young, said four thefts had been discovered in the past two weeks. Outages had been...
ASPA linemen replacing transformer
A crew of linemen from the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) were busy this past Monday, replacing a damaged transformer in Laulii village, which caused a power outage that lasted for four hours.  [photo: BC]
The ASPA Operations building in Tafuna
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority acting executive director, Wallon Young provided to Samoa News an ASPA report on what caused the power outage just after 9a.m., Monday. The outage caused concerns among businesses, which were already busy with closing out books for 2019,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority acting executive director, Wallon Young has disputed  “inaccurate” claims by the US Department of Labor that ASPA altered employees’ time records. Young, responding to Samoa News inquiries, confirmed that ASPA paid out approximately $110,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A USDOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation has found that the American Samoa Power Authority violated overtime requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and will pay $110,865 to 180 employees, according to the federal agency. USDOL announced the...

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