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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A bill that would authorize the Chief Election Officer to propose procedures to enable voters currently stranded off island due to the COVID-19 pandemic to vote absentee in the November 3rd election was passed by the Senate last week. The Senate bill, sponsored by...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago —  Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement for Labor Day 2020: "This year’s economic interruptions helped emphasize how everyone’s job is important, and what a blessing a job can be. Many jobs are part of the food and supply chain, or important to the survival...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a vehicle pulled over by police in Vailoa for blacked out tail lights is now charged with violating local drug laws. On July 24, 2020 about 11p.m, a vehicle was pulled over by traffic officers on the Vailoa Public Highway, westbound, after they observed it...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old man from Mesepa arrested for making threatening remarks to his neighbor is now charged with violating local drug laws. Philip Naotala made his initial appearance in court last week. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and...
 ASDOE deputy director Philo Jennings
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The E-Rate Office, which comes under the purview of the local Education Department (ASDOE), will be relocated to the lower campus site of Tafuna High School, while the Department of Public Works is working on a blueprint for the new location. Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at Sunday’s government COVID-19 Task Force meeting, Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua says a three-month immunization campaign is underway for all students —  at both public and private schools — to receive their required vaccinations. Motusa says DoH wasn’t...
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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — A 38-year-old man who was accused of touching a woman’s breast in a sexual manner has admitted the charge against him. Romeo Levi was initially charged with attempted rape and 1st degree sexual abuse, both class C felonies, punishable by a jail term of not more than 7...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men who were arrested and charged for violating local drug laws entered into a plea agreement with the government. Sailo Salote, 22 and Solo Ilalio, 24, appeared in court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. Both were represented by Assistant Public Defender Rob...
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WASHINGTON —The  U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP) supports the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. New MAP funding will also support the freely...
Fanene Edda Wyberski and Mitzie Jessop Taase
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Fetu Fetui Jr has strongly advised the American Samoa Attorney General conduct an immediate investigation within the Immigration Office due to strong allegations that many Chinese people have been given permanent IDs but have only lived in the...

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