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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through a May 27th executive order, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said American Samoa would adopt a Hawaii unemployment law allowing local residents whose jobs were impacted by the coronavirus to receive unemployment financial assistance under provisions of the Coronavirus...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As ASG Treasury Department has undertaken for the first time a large distribution of payments of federally funded stimulus checks, Deputy Treasurer Keith Gebauer acknowledged that some errors and mistakes were bound to happen despite their best efforts. More than $23...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With 25,000 coronavirus test-kits received by the hospital, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed the LBJ Medical Center and Health Department officials to come up with a policy plan for community-based testing of 20% of the population. Lolo’s verbal instructions were...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 33-year-old man from Ottoville was arrested by police last week on the allegation that he stabbed another man with a kitchen knife. The defendant was later identified as Tevita Mafi. According to the government’s case, it was around 6:17 p.m on May 15th, 2020 when...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year old man from Kokoland was arrested last week on the allegation that he assaulted an Asian man and stole his bag containing his wallet and cell phone. Valaau Asomau made his initial appearance in District Court last week where he entered a not guilty plea to...
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HONOLULU — Leaders of the nation’s eight Regional Fishery Management Councils convened the first of their biannual meetings in 2020 yesterday by teleconference. The Council Coordination Committee (CCC) meeting provides the Councils and heads of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last Friday’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga voiced concerns over the illegally erected political campaign signs on government land and reminded cabinet directors not to use ASG property and assets for campaign purposes. POLITICAL CAMPAIGN SIGNAGE Many...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In seeking to extend the suspension of Hawaiian Airlines flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago til June 30th, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga outlined six “factors” which predicated his request which has since been granted by the airline. “I feel the frustration, annoyance,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man was arrested by police last week for allegedly assaulting his wife, after his sister-in-law (his wife’s sister) called 911 for help and told police that her sister (victim) was assaulted by the defendant and she’s hiding inside the room, crying and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man from Tafuna accused of using a sharp object to assault another man during a drinking session has been arrested and charged with second degree assault, a felony, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and/or a fine of not more than $5,000 or...

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