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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  An extended periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms, increasing the potential risk of flooding across American Samoa through Thursday evening. Heavy Rainfall Impacts: Standing water on roads, Increased driving hazards, Possible mudslides. A’afiaga mai Timuga mamafa:...
Iraqi money, illegal guns and ammunition, as well as a hardcover book with descriptions of various guns
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two senior Department of Public Safety police officials have rejected claims from Samoa that Iraqi currency and prohibited weapons found in a police raid at Faleatiu village in Samoa last week came from American Samoa. Responding to these “strong suspicious and...
Medicaid Director Sandra King Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoan officials have reassured the public that urgent off-island medical treatment is still available through services to New Zealand. Governor Lolo Moliga said he has received complaints from residents about the lack of a Hawaiian Airlines service because...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man from Pago Pago convicted of burglarizing his aunty’s home and trading most of the stolen jewelry and “other stuff” for methamphetamine at a place called “Le Aute” was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week. Faiaoga Satele, a.k.a Fred...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an April 17 order, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) granted a second exemption request by Hawaiian Airlines for temporary suspension of flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago, based on a request from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga made the preceding day. USDOT...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who violated conditions of his probation after he tested positive again for meth was ordered by the High Court last week to serve the remaining term of his 7 years probation at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Tua Jarret Leiloa appeared in court...
Woman using Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 testing machines
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Authorities in American Samoa are not planning random Covid-19 testing at this stage, even with shipments of test kits and swabs arriving in the territory. 1100 test kits and 1000 swabs arrived over the weekend, increasing the capacity to test for the coronavirus...
ASG Treasurer Ueligitone P. Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Treasury Department is releasing via the US mail on Wednesday, Apr. 29, the 2019 tax filing for those who filed as of Feb. 5 — an amount totaling more than $1.86 million. The release of refunds included in Batch number 8, was announced by Treasury Ueligitone...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The third co-defendant allegedly involved in the case where a Correctional Officer (C.O) at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and a woman were arrested and charged last month on the allegation that they helped each other to smuggle a large quantity of illegal...
ASCC instructor Valentine Talamoni (left) advises student Henry Aiava on his work
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — For most of the spring 2020 semester, students at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) have been working from home, with courses administered online through the College’s MOODLE system. While results have varied among the individual courses, at least one...

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