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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority is increasing rates for water, groundwater protection and solid waste and they will be implemented in this month’s bill, taking effect next month, August, according to an ASPA public notice published in yesterday’s Samoa News. ASPA’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Immigration Board has given 10 days for the Filipino woman, who refused to renew her immigration status under her then sponsor to leave the jurisdiction of American Samoa. Failure to comply with the Board’s order would subject her to deportation under immigration...
Director of Health, Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A major health clinic in American Samoa was closed last week because doctors couldn't access medical records at the main LBJ Hospital. The Tafuna Community Health Center did not have access to the electronic medical records system, which doctors and other staff need at...
Chief Procurement Officer, Dr. Oreta M. Crichton
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Procurement Office will no longer “turn a blind eye” on transactions that circumvent the procurement process — all “after the fact” requisitions will no longer be accepted, says Chief Procurement Officer, Dr. Oreta M. Crichton in a July 24 letter to executive...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In her power-point presentation at last Thursday’s official launching of the $29 million American Samoa branching unit of Hawaiki cable, ASTCA acting chief executive officer, Falaovaoto Sualevai said that the the ASG Employees' Retirement Fund (ASGERF) had invested in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In the case of one of the co-defendants in the Taputimu drug bust who told police that he sold drugs to help support his family and help cover his mother’s medical bills was continued to next month, after Chief Justice Michael Kruse granted a motion by his attorney for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There's been a sharp decline in the number of businesses in American Samoa. According to Department of Commerce statistics, there were 2,453 business licences registerd at Treasure in the second quarter. 458 businesses did not renew their licenses, representing a nearly...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police arrested two females from Malaeimi a week ago, on the allegation that they engaged in actions, which disturbed the public peace. Talava Iereneo and another female who was only identified in the court affidavit as Mitiana made their initial appearance in District...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 19-year-old overstayer from Samoa who was in the territory since May 2016 departed American Samoa this week on board the Lady Naomi, pursuant to an order from District Court Judge Fiti Sunia. While here, the young man was convicted of underage consumption of alcohol -...
People waiting in line to get tax refunds
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local residents seen early yesterday afternoon lined-up outside the disbursing window on the first floor of the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei, where Batch #9, totaling more than $1.35 million in tax returns were distributed. In a brief statement, ASG...

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