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ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the Treasury Department prepares to — again — offer a free tax filing assistance program for individuals with certain income levels, starting today, ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipe’a reminds residents that it’s “illegal” for local taxpayers to file with the US...
American Samoa Visitors Bureau (ASVB) staffer, Eletino Tuiasosopo-Gurr, and local entertainer, Tui Letuli at the American Samoa booth during the first day of the two-day San Diego Travel and Adventure Trade Show at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA Jan. 18-19, 2020.
San Diego, CALIFORNIA — American Samoa Visitors Bureau (ASVB) staffer, Eletino Tuiasosopo-Gurr, and local entertainer, Tui Letuli at the American Samoa booth during the first day of the two-day San Diego Travel and Adventure Trade Show at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA Jan. 18-19...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Heavy Rain and gusty winds will continue to weaken already saturated and fatigued soil to generate and increased risk of landslides and mudslides across American Samoa this week. O timuga mamafa fa’apea ma savili malolosi o le a a’atupula’ia ai sologa ona o le susu o le...
The quadruplets - all girls - who were delivered at the LBJ Hospital this past weekend.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A local couple from Iliili welcomed four babies — quadruplets — to their already big family over the weekend. Samoa News confirmed with a source that the babies were born on Friday via a successful c-section and as of press time, it was unconfirmed if this is the first...
Manu Lefatia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Territorial Correctional Facility inmate convicted of escape from confinement and shooting a man in Leone in August 2018 was sentenced last week to 15 years behind bars. Manu Lefatia, who has a long criminal record, appeared before Chief Justice Michael Kruse last week...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa accused of assaulting his 55-year-old uncle with a metal pipe, and then damaging the elderly man's vehicle has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Tautua Alesana, 25, was initially charged with second degree assault and first degree...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —Gusty northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph, and a period of locally heavy rainfall, are expected into this evening. */ A Flash Flood Watch continues for all islands of American Samoa through tonight.  Earlier, a Flash Flood Warning that expired at 4 AM and was in effect for...
The damaged wharf at Ofu with ferry in background
Tau, MANU'A — American Samoa's MV Manu'atele ferry has been badly damaged after being slammed into a dock in the eastern islands of Manu'a during stormy conditions Sunday. The Ofu dock was also damaged in the incident with cracks in several areas and metal reinforcing exposed. Staff from the power...
From left are Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King, and Ralph Abernathy.
Washington, D.C – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a towering historical figure in our country, and his life’s work is still relevant and making a difference today. Each year, on Martin Luther...
Sala Dr. Sataua Mata’ese Samuelu
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Both the Senate and House - during their respective sessions on Friday - approved Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s nomination of Sala Dr. Sataua Mata’ese Samuelu as the new director of the Agriculture Department. He replaces former director Filifa’atali Michael Fuiava who...

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