Ads by Google Ads by Google

Local News

Court Report logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa, who unlawfully entered a home with the intention of sexually assaulting a woman who was sleeping in the livingroom is now in custody after he was arrested by police last week. Vaalele “Vili” Togafau made his initial appearance in District Court this...
AS-EPA logo
Pago Pago — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed notification on Tuesday of federal funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of $436,368 for the American Samoa EPA. “Congratulations especially to Director Fa'amao Asalele upon this grant notification, part of a five year plan,” said...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i  at podium.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Without a COVID-19 case in American Samoa two lawmakers suggested that the local Education Department (ASDOE) return to full classroom instruction Monday through Friday, as some schools are faced with a shortage of desks and chairs, and other supplies. The recommendation...
American Samoa Medicaid State Agency director Sandra King-Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has the final say if there is to be another medical charter to Hawai’i, as the LBJ Medical Center is pondering over a possible second one due to the increase of patients needing medical attention. This is according to American Samoa Medicaid...
Le Fonuea fast food restaurant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While Sen. Fonoti Tafa’ifa Aufata claims that the owners of Le Fonuea eatery behind the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei violated local law, one of its owners, Mrs. Eseneiaso Liu dismisses the claim, saying that the business followed all required ASG...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former DPS police officer convicted for violating local drug laws was released from custody this week, after serving more time than the period of detention the court ordered him to serve as a condition of his 5 years probation. Steve Tuatoo appeared before Chief...
Court Report logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old man accused of violating local drug laws has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Meripa Mareko, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea (COP) hearing. Mareko is represented by...
Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With most of the federal coronavirus grant funding set to expire in the Fall of next year, Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa believes this temporary federal monies should have been included by the Lolo Administration in the proposed budget of fiscal year 2021 - which begins...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago — Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a STOP Violence Against Women federal grant of $617,983 for services in American Samoa. This federal funding to the American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency is through the U.S. Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), led by Principal...
Aumua Amata speaking remotely with  Task Force Chairwoman Julia Brownley
Pago Pago — Last Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata hailed reauthorization this past Thursday of the Women Veterans Task Force, on which she serves, by the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The United States now has two million women Veterans, and women are the fastest growing sub population of both...

Pages