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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A businessman and his wife were arrested and later taken into custody by police last Saturday night, July 25th for failure to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Mr. Emelio Fruean and his wife, Blue Chen-Fruean, a former Samoa News editor made their initial appearance in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a vehicle pulled over by police in June for a traffic violation was arrested and charged for violating local drug laws. The government alleges that on June 13th, 2020 about 10:21p.m, two police officers patrolling the Iliili public highway pulled over a...
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WASHINGTON — $2,560,199 in grant funding has been awarded to the American Samoa government from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Insular Affairs’ Technical Assistance Program for fiscal year 2020. Funds will support human resource development and training, technological...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man from Tafuna accused of using a kitchen knife to assault another man during a drinking session has been arrested and charged with second degree assault, a felony, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and/or a fine of not more than $5,000 or...
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Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House passage on Friday, July 24, of her request in Interior Appropriations for American Samoa, which would be a fourth straight yearly increase for American Samoa’s budget. This increase is over $3 million more than the federal budget proposal...
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  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This is one of the two ASG quarantine facilities located behind the Tafuna Community Health Center. This building was contracted to Nana’s Construction and both buildings are now completed. At this past Sunday’s coronavirus task force meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa continues under a state of emergency for 31-days, effective Aug. 1st through Aug. 31st - as a result of the deadly global coronavirus pandemic, according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s  Seventh Amended Declaration, which was released to cabinet members and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG has set a new compensation threshold policy for graduates holding Associate of Arts degrees and high school diplomas entering the workforce, according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga who established the entry pay scale through a directive issued Wednesday this week,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the American Samoa Government’s long term obligations is the “accrued compensated absences” which totaled more than $10.96 million at the close of fiscal year 2019, according to ASG audit financial report for FY 2019 by the auditing firm, Larson & Company PC....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It was during a House Health Committee hearing with the Director of the State Medicaid Office, Sandra King-Young, that she said the reason why Hawaii does not allow patients under the referral program to be treated at their hospitals anymore was because the American...

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