Ads by Google Ads by Google

Local News

Traditional leader, Lefiti Falelaulii Pese
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Retired associated judge, and traditional leader, Lefiti Falelaulii Pese, is American Samoa’s new Police Commissioner, after being confirmed by the Senate yesterday, while the House handed down its approval earlier this week. The Senate vote followed Lefiti’s...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A married man who left his wife and then allegedly had an affair with a 16-year-old girl was arrested by police last week pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. Moreover, the mother of the alleged victim allowed the affair to continue after she was unable to stop...
Tuala-uta Representative, Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House of Representatives passed in the second reading yesterday morning its version of the tobacco tax bill and their amended legislation repeals completely the 2% wage tax earmarked for the LBJ hospital. The bill goes for a third reading this morning and “shall...
Tuasivi John R. Marsh
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tuasivi John R. Marsh is the government’s new Commissioner of the Office of Financial Institutions (OFI) replacing Robert Ho Chee, who has served as Commissioner since OFI was first established by law some six years ago. Tuasivi was confirmed yesterday by the Senate in a...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga  and Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a Feb. 24th memorandum, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga reminded cabinet members of the Island Wide Clean-Up today, Friday, Feb. 26th. All departments, agencies, offices, and authorities are “expected to participate” in the monthly clean up, he said. Lemanu...
Court Report banner
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for a drug conviction from three years ago was arrested last month on the allegation that he assaulted a man by hitting him on the head with a rock. When the defendant was arrested, police discovered drugs on his person and in his vehicle. Finau...
 ASG Treasurer Malemo Tausaga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The first batch of refund checks for tax year 2020 — more than $700,000 — is scheduled for release today, Friday, Feb. 26. A majority of those getting the first round of refunds are cannery workers, who usually file early. In a brief statement yesterday afternoon, ASG...
 Some members of the American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force appeared before the House Health Committee recently
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At a meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force on Monday, February 22, 2021 to plan for the March 10 repatriation flight, Chairman Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale reiterated that the foremost goal of the repatriation flights is to bring eligible stranded residents home...
Chief Justice F. Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Federal attorneys representing Chief Justice Michael Kruse and the Acting US Secretary of Interior are seeking dismissal of a complaint against the two DOI officials, filed by local resident Steven Jay Pincus Hueter at the federal court in Washington D.C. The federal...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for stealing and burglary is now back in court on another stealing allegation. Police arrested Tili Naasona two months after he was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) after serving a 28-month detention. Naasona made his...

Pages