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(L-R) are the Top 6 winners of the competition: Noelle Lei Sam (SPA), 4th Place; Avril Louella Regis (FMHS) 3rd Place; Osana Laulu (LHS), 2nd Place; Vincent Maverick Jagon (FMHS), 1st Place; Kutori Temese (Manumalo), 5th Place; and Jodesy Fuiava (Manumalo), 6th place.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Science/Health division of Office of Curriculum and Instruction (OCI), American Samoa Department of Education announced the Top winners at the thirty-second annual AMERICAN SAMOA SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM — STEM related competition for high school students. The Science symposium...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority says an underground power line fault was the cause of a major power outage Sunday on the western side of Tutuila, most specifically those living between Lepuapua and Fagamalo, where residents went without power for about 24-hours. Samoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two men who were convicted of receiving stolen property last year have been given a big break by the court. Ameperosa Motusaga and Filisi Finau Jr will be released this Friday - credited for time served - based on a ruling handed down in High Court last week. The two...
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WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, has announced three grant programs in the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) that are open for applications for fiscal year 2020 funding: the Technical Assistance Program, the...
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  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged with conspiracy to commit stealing - a felony - is scheduled for a jury trial Jan. 19, 2020. During a status hearing last week before Associate Justice Fiti Sunia, attorneys from both sides confirmed that they are prepared for Tala’i Alesana’s jury trial...
Congresswoman Amata in the Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples
Washington, D.C.— This past week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a variety of hearings, including examining a fishing report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), reviewing efforts to protect veterans from online fraud, along with hearings on supporting rural and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — People traveling between here and the independent state of Samoa are being given MMR shots at the Pago Pago International Airport, as part of a massive effort to prevent a measles outbreak in the territory. DOH clarified last week, that for families planning to travel to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has charged Kome Lafitaga with public peace disturbance, and Judge Elvis P. Patea says the defendant needs to find a way to address his alcohol problem. During arguments regarding the defendant’s bail, the judge said it’s clear from court records that...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In its report, the governor’s appointed Minimum Wage Task Force provided criteria and further explanation on the three options for consideration to address — and among other things — sustainability and economic feasibility pertaining to the federally mandated minimum...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer who is serving a 28-month jail term at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) was in High Court last week for a probation review hearing. Lafaele Tagaloa, 32, entered American Samoa on a 30-day visitor’s permit in 2017. He was in the territory...

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