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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Members of the US Marine Corps saluting the casket of USMC veteran and former senator, Liua Pisamoa Maosi Taifane Sunday. Liua passed away last month and his final funeral services are set for today, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 in Poloa. [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
Peau, Misaalefua John Hudson — who also took the virtual dive — and a few youngsters who were part of the dive session at Cost-U-Less
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Over 300 adults and children showed up for the Get Into Your Sanctuary (GIYS) 2018 virtual reality diving sessions, hosted by officials and staff members of the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa this past Saturday. Three dive locations were set up: Cost-U-Less...
Sai Timoteo
Honolulu, HAWAII — The proposed disqualification of House candidate Sai Timoteo is raising questions about the decades old policies that bar American Samoan citizens living in the U.S. from voting and running for office. Timoteo is running for the House seat formerly held by Republican...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two men accused of receiving stolen property have pled not guilty. Fuavai Sua, 23, and Lualima Taliu, 24, appeared before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea for a change of plea hearing yesterday morning. Sua was initially charged with one count of receiving...
Boy Scouts from Troop 292 Pava'ia'i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Jodey Mua'ava [front, right], together with other Boy Scouts from Troop 292 Pava'ia'i, 1st Ward celebrating the completion of his community project that had to do with making Pava'ia'i Elementary School wheelchair accessible. The project has earned Jodey a promotion to...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Senate passage of a package of appropriations bills, including Interior Appropriations, that contains her requests for the $718,000 increase for the American Samoa Government, and provides for an official report to Congress on the condition of...
(l-r) Lulu Barber, Tapaau Dr. Dan Aga, Robert Ho Chee, Frantacia Mauigoa, John Marsh, and Keith Gebauer
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Frantacia Mauigoa was farewelled yesterday after her participation in the ASG three-week Summer Youth Employment Program, which officially ends today. Her worksite was the ASG Political Status and Constitutional Review Office, headed by Tapaau Dr. Dan Aga and housed at...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a fine of more than $500 for violations of federal law, against an American Samoa based store, which is alleged to have sold cigarettes to minors on at least three separate incidents, according to federal public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Nu’uuli was arrested last week and charged for allegedly assaulting his wife, and yelling profanities in the presence of his four children, his mother in law, and two aunties who were all inside the home at the time. The defendant, 40, is facing charges of...
Juvenile Detention Center sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Allegations have surfaced regarding a senior employee at the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC), a division of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), who has been on medical leave since April of this year but still getting paid. A source tell Samoa News that someone from...

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