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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Locally based fishermen who supply the lone Starkist tuna cannery in American Samoa are facing a perfect storm of obstacles that are threatening their economic survival. A battle is now on in the U.S. territory to fend off those looming challenges, from rising fuel costs...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata, as well as the US State Department, have filed separate notices of their intent to appeal the US citizenship decision issued last month by the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah. The State Department, along...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Malaeloa accused of stealing a vehicle has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Ishmael A. Sefo, who has been in custody since his arrest in 2018 appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea (COP) hearing. Sefo was initially charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It’s not often people see ASG department directors or agency heads getting their hands dirty. Last week, following a night of continuous showers, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, Ken Tupua (far left) came armed with a shovel and was digging around a...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Ten months ago, the Army Reserve’s first Modular Small Arms Range (MSAR) held its grand opening in American Samoa. The MSAR is an indoor firing range with ten 25-meter lanes. According to the manufacturer, Laser Shot Simulations, the MSAR has the capability to handle...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Expect Damages American Samoa; Winds to 60mph. American Samoa, prepare for Damaging Winds, Destructive Surf and Flooding Rains. An extremely active monsoonal trough in close proximity to American Samoa, will generate increasingly strong winds for the island through...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — HIGH WIND WATCH in effect for all of American Samoa due to an active trough with a possible developing tropical cyclone near the Samoan islands and will bring DAMAGING northeast to northwest WINDS of 35-65 mph with higher gusts on Saturday Night through Sunday. Also in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man had to fight for his life at the LBJ Hospital after he sustained severe head injuries when another man allegedly struck him with a machete during a confrontation in Vaitogi last week. Alapati Wilson made his initial appearance before Judge Elvis P. Patea last week...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To assess the current status of food supply and make recommendations moving forward, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed a new ASG Food and Water Security Commission, chaired by the Agriculture and Education department directors. During a meeting of cabinet members...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A male, 21, being accused of walking around his neighborhood peeking into people’s homes and calling females by different names has been arrested and charged with public peace disturbance and underage drinking. Faamanatu Avei made his initial appearance before District...

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