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The 3 new Tafuna generators
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The continued global drop in fuel prices has — again — contributed to the drop in the cost of diesel fuel for electricity in the territory, resulting in a decrease in the “fuel surcharge” that the American Samoa Power Authority imposes on its customers. In a brief...
U.S. Federal District Court building, Honolulu, HI
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge in Honolulu has struck down the Hawaii Revised Statute 134-2 (HRS 134-2), which prohibits non-citizen US nationals from owning a firearm, paving the way for a current Hawaii resident, who was born in American Samoa, as well as all other US nationals in...
President of the Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS), Ruth Matagi-Faatili and DBAS Loan Manager, Faaeteete Sio
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Residents of Manu’a whose homes were damaged due to Hurricanes Vicky and Wasi, and who applied for loans from the Development Bank of American Samoa have not received any assistance to date. This was the statement by the President of the Development Bank of American...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was ordered by the court to serve the remaining period of his detention of 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for failure to comply with conditions of his release while pending his sentencing told the court that it was his attorney’s fault...
Map of the Hawaiki Cable System
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At the recent American Samoa Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial forum, Technology Industry Development was another segment- issue raised with three of the five gubernatorial teams, who took part in the event. And the Hawaiki submarine cable, which went live in American...
Laufou and the surrounding land on Google maps
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The sa’o, or head of the Soliai family, Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono, says that he has not received any money, funded by the COVID-19 funds, nor has he signed a lease with ASG for use of Soliai family land in Nu’uuli for the governor’s proposed secondary road to run behind...
U.S. Federal District Court building, Honolulu, HI
Honolulu, HAWAII — A Hawaii resident, born in American Samoa and therefore classified under federal law as a U.S. national, has filed a civil complaint at the federal court in Honolulu against Hawaii Attorney General, Clare E. Connors over the state’s law banning non-US citizens from applying for a...
Robeta Paepae
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two individuals were arrested by police last week on the allegation that they went inside a house and assaulted a pregnant woman by kicking her while she was sleeping. The two, Prince Palepoi, a 22-year-old male overstayer and Robeta Paepae, a 25-year-old female — both...
American Samoa Visitors Bureau logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “If elected, what plans and support would be given to the Visitors Bureau to grow the tourism industry in American Samoa?” was the side questions asked of the three gubernatorial teams who participated in the recent Chamber of Commerce forum last week during discussion...
Court Report logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a car in which police allegedly found a bag containing a white crystalline substance, marijuana joints, and drug paraphernalia has been arrested and charged. Iosua Tapeni a.k.a Joshua Tapeni made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is...

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