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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Beginning March 12-13, 2018, the Village of Ottoville will begin registering at the DRC located at Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs Building located at Route 1 Pago Pago, AS 96799. March 12 will be for Ottoville numbers 0001-0118, and March 13, Ottoville numbers...
HONOLULU — Renowned scientists from throughout the Pacific this past week concluded a three-day meeting in Honolulu to develop recommendations on managing fisheries in Hawai'i, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the US Pacific Remote Islands Areas....
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The local Chamber of Commerce will be meeting with the US Small Business Administration (SBA) on federal programs available to the local business community, impacted by Tropical Storm Gita, which left behind devastation 30-days ago, today. US President Donald J. Trump...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Elijah Leasau was acquitted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, to wit; marijuana, after a jury delivered a “not guilty” verdict Wednesday afternoon. Prosecutor Christy Dunn told jurors that according to testimonies from police officers and also footage...
Tauga accepting the ASCCC stipend for her dad – Fala Tiatia who is one of the  two men recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer, which is on the rise in American Samoa. [courtesy photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 2018) colorectal cancer almost always develops from “precancerous polyps” (abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum. Screening tests such as: DRE or digital rectal exams (for men and women) allows a doctor to check...
Ji Hyun Oh has been accepted to both the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy.  [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is proud to congratulate Ji Hyun Oh upon her second acceptance to another of the nation’s prestigious service academies, this time the United States Air Force Academy. A few weeks ago, Amata announced that the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis,...
Starkist president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal court in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has approved the consent decree, which was also entered as final judgment that resolves a complaint by the governments of the United States and American Samoa against US based StarKist Company and its StarKist Samoa cannery...
Angela Langkilde outside of the District Court yesterday morning. She stands accused of defrauding the Workmen's Compensation of a little over $100,000. [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case of an ASG employee who is accused of engaging in a scheme that defrauded the Workmen’s Compensation Board of a little over $100,000 has been bound over to the High Court, after District Court Judge Fiti Sunia found probable cause to support the charge of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 28-year-old bus driver accused of engaging in sexual activities with a 17-year-old girl has been charged with rape, kidnapping, sodomy, and first degree sexual abuse. Michael Sene made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia yesterday morning, and...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has directed all government entities including semi autonomous agencies to “fully participate” in the 2018 Flag Day Parade on Apr. 17th at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. This is according to a March 2 memo, “Participation of all ASG departments...

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