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Kanana Fou JROTC rifle team
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — And the overall winners are… the Kanana Fou Stallions! The 2020 American Samoa JROTC Air Rifle Competition was held Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Konelio Pele US Army Reserve Center in Tafuna. Participating schools included Leone, Tafuna, Kanana Fou, Samoana, and...
Taro plantation on Aunuu.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the Agriculture Department (DoA) moves to increase local agriculture production to — among other things — ensure food security, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says the territory continues to face many difficult challenges due to its remote location and limited natural...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were arrested and later charged with drug possession when police went looking for a suspect in an alleged rape case. Filipo Farani and Kueva Lilo made their initial appearances in District Court this week. They waived their rights to a preliminary hearing and the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer from Samoa who told the court last week that his wife has already filed papers to renew his immigration status has been remanded to custody without bail until his next hearing on Feb. 26th. Migao Siliga appeared twice last week before District Court Judge...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata hailed House passage this week of a bill she cosponsored, H.R.4305, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act. Through this unique bill, veterans will learn the art and science of training dogs. This can give the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The National Weather Service Pago Pago is continuing to monitor our region especially late next week and into the second half of February as we are in the peak of hurricane season. Even though tropical activity is currently well to the west of American Samoa, no tropical...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Transportation has approved Samoa Airways’ request for a cabotage wavier to continue operating fights between Tutuila and Manu’a, as ASG has moved forward with improvements to the two domestic airports in the island group. Manu’a has been without air...
Terriorial Corectional Facility (TCF)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer from Samoa convicted of using a stick to strike the head of a minor has been ordered by Associate Justice Fiti Sunia to depart the territory after he is released from jail. After several continuances in Teofilo Kuka’s sentencing — so both attorneys could...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Information is being gathered in preparation for Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s official response to the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) request to provide details on how American Samoa used the 9-1-1 fee charged to consumers. Commissioner Michael O’Rielly of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 25 year-old man convicted of stealing a pair of laptops from a Malaeimi home has been given a chance by the court. Filo Fuimaono appeared in court last week for sentencing. He was initially charged with second degree robbery and stealing; however, under a plea...

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