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Young child in a hospital bed
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There’s no debate over what made it to the top of the heap as the most significant story of the year for 2019 — it is the measles epidemic in Samoa that made it to international news, while in American Samoa the outbreak has thus far been contained thanks to a diligent...
Pelesasa Suafoa
The family of seventeen year old Pelesasa Suafoa who has been missing from his home since Friday Dec. 20th has been found. The family contacted Samoa News Friday night, Dec. 27, through facebook saying that he has beed found through a post on the Samoa News facebook story.   The family sent a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Christmas Day, residents in the Bay Area experienced low water pressure issues - particularly in Pago Pago/Satala from the Asuega residence to the Satala power plant. According to the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA), a mango tree fell on the main line, which...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government, Department of Agriculture has advised the Samoa Government Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, that locally produced raw and cooked meat, and meat products from Samoa are now allowed into American Samoa for personal consumption and...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — GGov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has voiced concerns with overstayers who have not gotten their MMR shots, and has indicated the administration’s willingness to extend the deadline of the “short amnesty” for these illegal immigrants to get vaccinated, as the government moves...
HAL flight 465  on the tarmac
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — About an hour before the usual Thursday night Hawaiian Airlines fl ight landed in American Samoa, the Department of Port Administration – on its Facebook page – posted photos of first responders and government leaders at the Pago Pago International Airport Emergency...
Photo of members of Scholarship Board with ASCC recipients.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A brief ceremony was held earlier this week at the DOE conference room to award ASG scholarships to several recent ASCC graduates, who are pictured with ASG Scholarship Board chairman Senator Faiivae Godinet; co-chairperson Donna Gurr; and DOE director Dr. Ruth Matagi-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Interviews started last Friday for the 159 applicants who passed the census test for part-time jobs as field enumerators for the 2020 American Samoa Census. This is according to local Census Area Manager Meleisea Vai Filiga. As previously reported by Samoa News, the ASG...
Cousins Namulauulu Fia Asuega Paaga and Sapi Galea’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just a week before Christmas at Paradise Pizza in Nuuuli, more than a dozen local cancer patients and their family members got an early Christmas gift in form of cash, from the Galea'i Peni Poumele Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization which was founded in 1992 by...
CCCAS Church in Leone decked out in Chritmas lights
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa joins Christians around the world to celebrate the birth of Christ. While Christmas has passed in other parts of the world including our neighbors Samoa and other South Pacific countries the spirit of the season is still strong. Christmas is a special day...

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