Ads by Google Ads by Google

Local News

Facing the camera, Carlos Sanchez, a co-owner of several US- American Samoa based longliners is seen with the PBS TV crew.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo on Oct. 30, shows boat owners of the locally based US longline fleet being interviewed by the TV news crew of PBS Newshour weekend program, based out of New York City. The crew of three — including one based in Los Angeles — was en route to the Rose...
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “There is currently no reliable measure of individual number of fishermen in the American Samoa bottom fish fishery,” wrote Kitty M. Simonds, executive director of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). “...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A second bench warrant for Konelio Tinetali was issued last week by the court after he failed to appear for a pretrial conference. Tinetali is charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine. He was scheduled to appear in court last Wednesday for a pretrial...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage of a small business bill that also support veterans. On Wednesday, the House passed the bipartisan Verification Alignment and Service-disabled Business Adjustment Act, better known as the VA-SBA Act, H.R. 1615. Congresswoman...
Dr. Melissa Shaw and a very large dog
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — According to the nonprofit organization Alofa Mo Meaola (AMM), since the departure of US certified veterinarian Dr. Kristen Jensen earlier this year in January, “the ASG Department of Agriculture has been unable to fulfill its legal mandate to provide animal control and...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has granted the government’s motion to forfeit Sonny “Mu” Kelemete’s bail for failing to comply with conditions of his release on bond while his case is pending in court. Kelemete, who is serving a 40-month term at the Territorial Correctional...
David Vaeafe
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After a decade serving as the American Samoa Visitors Bureau (ASVB) executive director, David Vaeafe is leaving the post, as his  contract was not renewed by the new ASVB board of directors. During FY 2019 budget hearings in September, Vaeafe was asked about his contract...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who is serving a 15-year sentence for stealing — and also escaping from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in January 2012 during which he assaulted a taxi driver — was sentenced by the High Court to an additional 5 years in prison for escaping from...
F/V Princess Karlinna II
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Commander Karin Evelyn, the Public Affairs Officer for the 14th Coast Guard District (Hawaii-Pacific) has confirmed to Samoa News that the US Coast Guard had no involvement with the boarding of the F/V Princess Karlinna II last Monday afternoon. “We were made aware...
Congresswoman Amata greeting Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage late Tuesday of a group of bipartisan and broadly supported veterans’ bills, including two that she co-sponsored. “On the week of Veterans Day, the House is voting on a series of veterans bills,” said Aumua Amata, Vice Ranking...

Pages