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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three House Representatives filed their opposition motion to the Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa last week in response to the American Samoa Economic Development Authority’s (ASEDA) motion to dismiss a complaint by the three over the use of proceeds of...
ASTCA building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASTCA services were not affected by ASPA’s November 17 power outage. Unfortunately, customers without battery back-up or generators were unable to use their land-line (dial-tone) telephones and broadband internet. Mobile customers were not affected, except in the village...
Fishing vessel Jeanette on fire at the dock in Pago Pago harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The “probable cause” of the fire and sinking of the fishing vessel Jeanette last December was — among other things — “inadequate crew training”, according to a Nov. 8th federal investigation report by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), publicly released...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Jury instructions and opening statements for the jury trial of a former Police Watch Commander at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) charged in connection with the shooting that occurred in Leone last year involving an inmate who allegedly escaped from...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police arrested two men last week on allegations of stealing items from The Troop store (PX), as well as illegal drug possession. The drugs were discovered during a body search of one of the men and in the rental car they were using. Both men are identified as members of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 23-year-old man who was convicted of stealing was released from custody last week, after the High Court determined that the 14 months he served at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), to await sentencing, was enough. Alatise Kolio, under a plea agreement with...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has cosponsored H.R.4305, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act, introduced by Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH). The PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act will create a special pilot program within the...
trash found during October’s government clean-up day
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s monthly Territorial Wide Clean Up is set for this Friday, after it was postponed from last week Friday. In a Nov. 14 memo, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga informs cabinet members that the change of date for the clean-up, which involves all ASG agencies, aligns...
(L-R) are the Top 6 winners of the competition: Noelle Lei Sam (SPA), 4th Place; Avril Louella Regis (FMHS) 3rd Place; Osana Laulu (LHS), 2nd Place; Vincent Maverick Jagon (FMHS), 1st Place; Kutori Temese (Manumalo), 5th Place; and Jodesy Fuiava (Manumalo), 6th place.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Science/Health division of Office of Curriculum and Instruction (OCI), American Samoa Department of Education announced the Top winners at the thirty-second annual AMERICAN SAMOA SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM — STEM related competition for high school students. The Science symposium...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority says an underground power line fault was the cause of a major power outage Sunday on the western side of Tutuila, most specifically those living between Lepuapua and Fagamalo, where residents went without power for about 24-hours. Samoa...

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