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Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an Oct. 26th memorandum to COVID-19 Task Force members, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga voiced concerns over the drop in member participation during meetings and ordered that “active participation” is to continue for future meetings. According to the governor, participation...
Dwight D. Eisenhower and Peter Tali Coleman
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Last Saturday night with a turn-away crowd at the DDW Restaurant, members of the Republican Party of American Samoa gathered to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the appointment of Uifa’atali Peter Coleman as the first Samoan governor. Gov Coleman was the first non-...
Photo of Gov. Uifa’atali Peter T. Coleman in Tutuila
When I worked for Governor Peter Tali Coleman in American Samoa, he made the decision that he would visit all the villages on Tutuila and Manua to "show the flag" and it just so happened that on our scheduled trip to Vatia on the opposite side of the island — with no road connection then only a...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A case of a bus driver accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl was filed in District Court last week. It was the victim’s 25-year-old sister who alerted police about the alleged incident and as a result, the suspect was arrested. During the arrest, cops found...
COVID CODES
 All public school students will have the day off today Oct. 27th while school personnel are required to report to their schools, as the local Education Department (ASDOE) will “conduct a drill to implement the Remote Leaning Plan” for all public schools. Meanwhile, ASDOE released accreditation...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man from Nuuuli with a long criminal history entered into a plea bargain with the government during court proceedings last week. Tavita Lago, who is on probation, was initially charged with 4 misdemeanors including two counts of third degree assault, resisting...
OSHA LOGO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has imposed a “current penalty” of just over $18,000 for three “serious” violations against local firm, Peter E. Reid Stevedoring, over an industrial incident at the Port of Pago Pago early this year that...
Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some 100 passengers, local residents and Samoan workers recruited from Samoa for the cannery, were flown in last week Wednesday and Friday on flights from Apia, but still no passengers are allowed for the return flights to the Independent state. During a Health...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A male driver and a female passenger pulled over by police officers for a seat belt violation last month are now in custody after officers discovered illegal drugs and paraphernalia in the vehicle. Moreover, the male passenger was the same person allegedly involved in a...
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $2.1 million to the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) to strengthen its capacity to protect human health and the environment. “American Samoa EPA has been a great partner in protecting the environment,” said Deborah...

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