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Task Force Chairman Lt. Governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After its latest COVID Task Force meeting on Monday, March 22, 2021, the COVID Task Force issued a press release after making several policy changes aimed at prioritizing resources for the ‘legitimately’ stranded residents while other categories of travelers will be...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo taken around 12:30p.m Monday afternoon this week shows two bus drivers and one of the buses, at the parking lot of the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, the venue of the COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The buses with COVID-19 banners on them transport...
Ropeti-Leo (seated, far right) and her students
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One aspect of the mission of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) is that its students gain the ability to contribute to the social well-being of American Samoa. Public service organizations such as the American Samoa Cancer Coalition, the Family Resource Center,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested last week pursuant to an arrest warrant on the allegation that he raped his 16-year-old biological daughter. The arrest was made after the victim told police that she had already informed her mother regarding the incident and her mother didn’t seem to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman who is accused of stealing merchandise worth over $1,000 from a store in Nu’uuli was arrested by police last month pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. Foketi Tufuga is being charged with one count of stealing — a felony, punishable by not more than 7...
Crew from the American Samoa Power Authority with their vaccumn truck
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta Reps. Larry Sanitoa and Sam Meleisea met recently with Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga to discuss various urgent and pending projects for the most populous county in the territory. It was also a chance for the lawmakers to get input back from the...
Muavaefaatasi John Edward Suisala
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Director of the Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) Muavaefaatasi John Edward Suisala said that the only personnel change made in the department after the file containing documents related to the non profit organization with which he’s involved was leaked to...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga has issued a new directive to cabinet members to immediately cease transferring employees between departments and henceforth any transfer will now require the governor’s approval. “Effective immediately, the moving of employees...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a married man accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl was filed in District Court last month. Thirty six-year-old man, who has a pending drug case in High Court from 2019, made his initial appearance last month. He is charged with two counts of...
Assoc. Justice Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti A. Sunia of the High Court of American Samoa is among the new defendants in the third proposed constitutional rights lawsuit brought by local resident Steven Jay Pincus Hueter, who maintains that his right to assemble at any time remains violated...

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