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Le Fonuea fast food restaurant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While Sen. Fonoti Tafa’ifa Aufata claims that the owners of Le Fonuea eatery behind the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei violated local law, one of its owners, Mrs. Eseneiaso Liu dismisses the claim, saying that the business followed all required ASG...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former DPS police officer convicted for violating local drug laws was released from custody this week, after serving more time than the period of detention the court ordered him to serve as a condition of his 5 years probation. Steve Tuatoo appeared before Chief...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old man accused of violating local drug laws has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Meripa Mareko, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea (COP) hearing. Mareko is represented by...
Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With most of the federal coronavirus grant funding set to expire in the Fall of next year, Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa believes this temporary federal monies should have been included by the Lolo Administration in the proposed budget of fiscal year 2021 - which begins...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago — Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a STOP Violence Against Women federal grant of $617,983 for services in American Samoa. This federal funding to the American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency is through the U.S. Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), led by Principal...
Aumua Amata speaking remotely with  Task Force Chairwoman Julia Brownley
Pago Pago — Last Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata hailed reauthorization this past Thursday of the Women Veterans Task Force, on which she serves, by the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The United States now has two million women Veterans, and women are the fastest growing sub population of both...
[from l-r] Faoa Aitofele Sunia (Election Office attorney); Chief Election Officer, Dr. Sialofi Uiagalelei; Attorney General, Mitzie Jessop Taase and counsel for the Legislature, Nathaniel Savali
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After House amendments to the Senate bill allowing registered voters stranded off-island due to COVID-19 to cast ballots in the November 3rd election were announced in the Senate chamber yesterday morning — the Senate unanimously rejected the House amendments, meaning...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 2020 Census count of American Samoa is now completed, with the results of the census count —  carried out for the US and its territories every 10 years  — is set to come out early next year, says ASG Commerce Department director Fuiavailiili Keniseli Lafaele during...
ASG Office of Budget and Planning director Catherine D. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — None of the millions of dollar allocated to American Samoa under the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act is included as part of funding for the new fiscal year 2021 budget, which begins on Oct. 1st this year. This was made clear by ASG...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two brothers were arrested last week on the allegation that they damaged a store in Ottoville and assaulted employees. Bryant Faavae (B.F) and his 17-year-old brother, who is named in the court affidavit as C.F made their initial appearances in court last week. Each...

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