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WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Doug Domenech congratulated the U.S. Census Bureau (Census) for recently opening  census offices in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and the U.S. Virgin...
Far right is American Samoa Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Polynesian Leaders Group (PLG) Summit will be hosted on Jan. 28, 2020 by American Samoa, the new chair of the regional group, and among the issues expected to be discussed is the new Manatua undersea fiber optic cable. This is according to PLG’s current chair, Samoa...
James Barlow in a photo from his GoFundMe site
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — James Barlow, a 72-year-old gay U.S. citizen currently imprisoned in American Samoa, is battling with the U.S. territory’s High Court over a 24-year prison sentence allegedly spearheaded by “a fanatic prosecutor [with] a homophobic vendetta.” While his case is unique (...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was stopped for speeding, found not to have a driver’s license, and when apprehended, allegedly punched and kicked a police officer while resisting arrest, had further bad luck when the vehicle he was driving was searched at the police station, and illegal...
Man being inoculated with the MMR vaccine
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa's Health Department is stepping up requirements for proof of immunisation for travelers from Samoa entering the territory. As the Mumps Measles and Rubella vaccine takes 14 days to build up one's immunity to measles, the Department is now requiring...
Crowds at Ace Black Friday sale 2018.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday season, and the shopping season — Samoa style. In observation of Thanksgiving Day 2019, Samoa News will not publish today and Friday, but will return on Monday, Dec. 2nd. Most businesses will resume operations on Friday,...
Laulii Blue Group pictured in 2018 village celebration
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tomorrow, American Samoa joins the rest of the United States and Americans around the world in celebration of Thanksgiving Day — a federal and public holiday. Like the rest of the nation, many local residents will mark Thanksgiving with prayers and celebrations through...
Miss American Samoa Epifania Petelo is center in red with many of the other contestants.
Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA — Miss Pacific Islands host Papua New Guinea welcomed their island brothers and sisters from across the Pacific this week as the weeklong pageant got underway with Miss American Samoa Epifania  Petelo  drawing the Contestant #3 position.  Coming together in PNG – the ...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago Hope House was officially awarded on Monday, a grant award by the local Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS) under the Non Profit Security Grant Program (NPSGP) FY 2019 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The grant will be...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against two men identified as members of the US Army Reserve (Infantry) in American Samoa is now bound over to High Court, after District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea found probable cause to bind the charges against them during a preliminary examination (PX) this...

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