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House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale at the podium
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale is seeking “clarity” on recent action by Chief Election Officer Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei to allow American Samoa “active voters” stranded off-island due to the border closure during the local COVID-19 restrictions, to cast their ballot...
ASG Treasurer, Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Treasury has confirmed that the third-release of the Economic Impact Payments (EIP), or stimulus checks for qualified local residents is still set for today, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a had announced last week Thursday that the third...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting another man in Kokoland last month is scheduled to appear in Court next Monday for a Status Hearing. The government’s attorney informed the court two weeks ago that there is a possibility additional charges would be filed against the defendant...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a decision issued yesterday, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) granted a cabotage waiver requested by the Samoa government owned Polynesian Limited, dba, Samoa Airways to continue operating Manu’a flights for another 180-days from yesterday, Aug. 6th through...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man from Nu’uuli arrested for making threatening remarks to his neighbor is now charged with violating local drug laws. Thomas Aleki made his initial appearance in court this week. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and...
The three candidiate teams on stage
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Healthcare infrastructure was one of the issues raised in one segment of last week’s American Samoa Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial forum. The teams were asked for their take on whether to build a new hospital or repair the current one — and also how to increase...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former local boxer, Siaosi ‘George’ Tanoa, who has represented the territory in regional tournaments, has filed a civil complaint against the governor and ASG over provisions of the governor’s COVID-19 declarations, which restricts his right to freedom of religion. The...
 I’aulualo/Tapa’au team (far left); Nua/Satele (middle) and Lemanu/Talauega (far right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce hosted the gubernatorial forum last Thursday, for just over two hours under the theme “Let’s Talk Business” at the American Samoa Community College’s Multipurpose Center. Supporters of the candidates, friends, business members,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa residents including doctors repatriated from Fiji are being allowed to transit through Apia, according to the Samoa government’s amended state of emergency orders for COVID-19 dated Aug. 4th in Samoa (Tuesday in American Samoa). According to the amendments...
 I’aulualo/Tapa’au team (far left); Nua/Satele (middle) and Lemanu/Talauega (far right).
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the issues at last Thursday’s first gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce was a segment that dealt with “Procurement process, fair biding and transparency.” One of the three moderators of the forum, John Raynar observed that this is...

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