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Associate Justice Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While all department leaders and employees of the American Samoa Government (ASG) are working together to wipe the coronavirus from the territory, Associate Justice Fiti Sunia said that all department leaders of ASG must also work together to wipe out “a virus of our own...
Attorney General-nominee Mitzie Jessop-Ta’ase with Sen. Magalei Logovi
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During her Senate confirmation hearing last week, Attorney General-nominee Mitzie Jessop-Ta’ase was asked her view on the decision by the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah, which ruled that US nationals born in American Samoa are automatic US citizens, under...
Marcus Mariota with Cong. Aumua Amata
WASHINGTON D.D. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata pictured with professional football player Marcus Mariota, emphasizing the importance of everyone in the islands being counted in the Census. “Absolutely everyone should be included in the count, and take part in the Census,” said Amata. “The purpose of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Under a new revised Heath Department (DOH travel advisory - dated yesterday - all passengers from and transiting through US states with confirmed coronavirus, or COVID-19, cases will not be required to stay in Hawai’i for 14-days before entering the territory. The new...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaiian Airlines is offering travel assistance waivers to its passengers — including those travelers to and from American Samoa — who hare opting to change travel plans due to the impact of new travel advisories and restrictions implements by governments as the coronavirus (...
National Weather Service graphic
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As a trough remains south and fairly close to the territory, passing showers are expected to continue through the weekend (on and off state). However, a building ridge to the north of the Samoa Island chain is forecast to improve showers by at least Monday. Tala o le tau...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was ordered to pay $1,045.24 restitution for the tools he stole from his neighbor, is asking the court to give him 6 months to pay it in full. Olataga Siaosi appeared in court last week for an Order To Show Cause (OSC) hearing, for failing to comply with...
The nine senior citizens who completed the TAOA computer training.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Holding their certificates are nine senior citizens who attended and completed the Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) course on introduction to basic computer usage training conducted by two TAOA officials as well as the agency’s director Evelyn Lili’o-Satele....
TCF — Territorial Correctional Facility
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young mother convicted of stealing and unlawful possession of illegal drugs was sentenced to 180 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Julie Uiese, who was released on a $10,000 surety bond appeared in High Court last week for sentencing. Uiese was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s case against a 27-year-old from Tafuna, who is one of the two defendants in an assault case that surfaced last year is going to trial after both sides failed to reach a solution. Tafagamanu Vaili is facing one felony count of assault in the first degree...

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