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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old man from Tafeta is now in custody after he was arrested last month in a traffic stop. Apelu Lavea’i was taken into custody and held for 48 hours after police allegedly discovered a quantity of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, live ammunition and cash...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several local businesses and government agencies have requested Lolo Matalasi Moliga to allow technical, specialized, skilled and medical personnel to enter American Samoa to support their needs. In “light of the numerous requests,” the governor announced in a news...
Congresswoman Amata and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata presented American Samoa’s needs and priorities to the United States Senate. She highlighted the following key objectives: •    Extending and broadening access to unemployment relief; •    Long term modernization of LBJ Tropical Medical Center...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At Sunday’s government coronavirus task force meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga revealed plans for a Hawaiian Airlines charter flight to take local scholarship students heading to the US for colleges and universities as well as students heading into the US military. The...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will be extending for another 30-days his current COVID-19 emergency declaration, set to expire today, June 30th, but will also ease more restrictions, such as opening of schools and lifting the limitation of people in public gathering, but...
ASG Treasurer, Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Treasury Department is releasing today, June 30, tax refunds under Batch #12 for just over $2.01 million. According to ASG Treasurer, Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a, this tax refund batch is for taxpayers who filed between Apr. 6 to June 2nd and with mailing addresses...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for stealing and burglary is now in custody when police allegedly found illegal drugs inside his vehicle during a traffic stop last month. Talavani Ualesi made his initial appearance in court last month. He is charged with one count of unlawful...
ASCC president Dr. Rosevonne Pato
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Of the total $1.61 million that the American Samoa Community College received in federal COVID-19 funding, 50% went to stipends for students who attended the Spring semester and each student received a check of more than $900, according to ASCC president Dr. Rosevonne...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested by police after a woman who was riding on the same bus with this man requested police assistance, claiming that the man allegedly touched her legs and stomach in a sexual manner. Mark Tagaloa, 34, made his initial appearance in court last week where...
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Washington, D.C. —  On Monday Congresswoman Aumua Amata said a surge in reports from the Small Business Administration (SBA) showed a weekly rise in assistance for American Samoa’s small businesses and nonprofits. The total increased by $3 million to $15,226,818. That includes 287 combined loans...

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