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Meteorologist Joe Laplante
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This is a special bulletin from the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security. The National Weather Service has issued the following Special Weather Statement: The South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ) over the islands is anticipated to bring inclement weather...
Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga
A special inter-Samoa flight has been agreed upon by Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Malielegaoi for Monday, February 22, 2021. The flight will transport 29 passengers who have pending Nonimmigrant Visa applications with the U.S. Embassy in Samoa for future travel to...
Muavaefaatasi J. Suisala
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Not a single question was asked when the acting director of the Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) Muavaefaatasi J. Suisala appeared before the House Human and Social Services committee yesterday morning for his confirmation hearing. Several faipule were...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stealing $1,000 from a man at Neil’s ACE Home Center store last week is now in custody after he was arrested and charged by the government. Steven Esau made his initial appearance in District Court this week. Esau is charged with one count of stealing, a...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga has expanded responsibilities of the Compliance Review Committee to include reviewing government leases and added new members, according to the governor’s Feb. 12th memorandum. In a separate memo dated Feb. 17th, the governor...
Federal Courthouse Washington, D.C.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local resident Steven Jay Pincus Hueter has taken his alleged violation of civil and constitutional rights due to the territory’s COVID-19 restrictions to the federal court in Washington D.C, while his local case remains pending in the High Court of American Samoa....
Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo is now the director for the Department of Human Resources after she was approved by faipule yesterday morning by a 16-3 vote. She was confirmed by the Senate last month. Pulou-Alaimalo appeared before the House Government Operations Committee...
 Tauese Va’a Sunia with tausi Beverly and daughter
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tauese Va’a Sunia with tausi Beverly and daughter — outside of the Tradewinds Hotel — finally able to hug & greet each other after a long journey home for Tauese — A scene repeated throughout the island as the 159 repatriated passengers left quarantine on Monday. A...
Representative from Fofo, Andra Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fofo Representative, Andra Tereise Samoa is appealing to leaders of all ASG law enforcement agencies to do everything in their power to tackle the drug problem in the territory. “The drug problem is real and I see it’s getting worse everyday. If we don’t act now our...
Gov. Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — ASG employees stranded off island, due to border-closer, “will continue to be paid so long as they are diligently attempting to return to the Territory or so long as they are working remotely as authorized by their director,” Gov. Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga declared in...

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