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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who dropped his children off at Aua Elementary School yesterday morning ended up in District Court, after he was arrested for allegedly disturbing the peace by engaging in a fight with another individual. Arona Selesele made his initial appearance before District...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has granted a motion to continue the sentences of one of the defendants, Jane Vasa, from the Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) food stamp program scheme case to June 29th, to await the Pre Sentence Report (PSR) from the...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council says it is pleased by the agreement between Tri Marine International and StarKist for the sublease of Tri Marine’s Samoa Tuna Processing facility at Atu’u. StarKist said more than a week ago that the 10-year lease...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the action items for the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council to consider at its 173 Meeting from June 11 to 13 at Wailea Beach Resort on Maui Island, Hawai’i is the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in waters of American Samoa. The LVPA has become...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Ua galulue fa'atasi nei le Kalapu a le Liona i Pago Pago, le faletua o le Kovana Sili, Cynthia Malala Moliga, ma le Aoelua Family Reading Program lea sa fa'aa'e i le tu'uaga umi o a'oga i le tausaga ua mavae, ina ia fa'aleleia atili le polokalama faitau tusi i lenei fo'i...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Existence of and validity of police procedures dealing with the community during traffic stops was once again before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia last week, when two men who were pulled over by police officers on traffic matters last month, ended up spending a night...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “You can fool a person like Mr. [Ryan] Anderson, who was not raised in American Samoa, and does not understand the Fa’a-Samoa, but you can not fool me. Aua e ke pepelo, e le valea a’u — Don’t lie, I’m not a fool. This was the message from District Court Judge Fiti Sunia...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) — Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR) Division’s Forestry Program hosted the first phase of its Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) project with restoration activity for the watersheds in Nuuuli on May 19 and May...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Small Business Administration (SBA), which has now approved more than $8 million in low interest loans to those impacted by Tropical Storm Gita in America Samoa, has relocated its Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) to the Veterans Memorial Center building at the...
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, at the invitation of the Secretary of Defense, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended the Change of Command Ceremony for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (PACOM), at which Admiral Phillip S. Davidson formally relieved Admiral Harry Harris and became the 25th PACOM Commander...

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