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American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Besides bringing onboard new workers, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga requested executive branch directors to review records of ASG contract workers and to collaborate with Human Resources in order to covert them to career service employees. Lolo made the verbal request at...
Vendors at the Fagatogo Market Place
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department’s Environmental Health and Sanitation Division has started enforcement of the required valid health cards for road-side vendors. Samoa News observed on Wednesday agents from the DoH division issuing a citation to a family operating a road-side stand...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 22-year-old man from Samoa arrested for breaking into a house and a store in the Tafuna area at night is also charged with violating local drug laws. When questioned by investigators, the defendant, Faleniko Lotu stated that the plan with two of his friends was to...
Large crowd under tents in the parking lot of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo taken Thursday morning shows a large crowd of customers waiting under a tent erected in the parking lot of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa at Utulei for their turn to enter the bank just after TBAS opened its doors at 8:30a.m. Police officers...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last week’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga revealed that about three or four cabinet directors — that he didn’t identify by name — have not filed their taxes, and this is according to information provided to him by ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a....
Associate Justice Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman accused of violating local drug laws has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Although the court was having a difficult time finding out if the defendant understood the different between “guilty” and “not guilty”, the defendant, Siapu Lameta Agae...
ASG govt logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through a May 27th executive order, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said American Samoa would adopt a Hawaii unemployment law allowing local residents whose jobs were impacted by the coronavirus to receive unemployment financial assistance under provisions of the Coronavirus...
Deputy Treasurer Keith Gebaue
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As ASG Treasury Department has undertaken for the first time a large distribution of payments of federally funded stimulus checks, Deputy Treasurer Keith Gebauer acknowledged that some errors and mistakes were bound to happen despite their best efforts. More than $23...
June Salesa Vaifanua-Leo in the DoH testing lab
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With 25,000 coronavirus test-kits received by the hospital, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed the LBJ Medical Center and Health Department officials to come up with a policy plan for community-based testing of 20% of the population. Lolo’s verbal instructions were...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 33-year-old man from Ottoville was arrested by police last week on the allegation that he stabbed another man with a kitchen knife. The defendant was later identified as Tevita Mafi. According to the government’s case, it was around 6:17 p.m on May 15th, 2020 when...

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