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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Education Director Dr. Ruth Matagi Tofiga (standing, center) — during a recent visit to one of the public elementary schools — announced Wednesday that ASDOE has “achieved a milestone” when it was informed by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite strong opposition from the defense during the preliminary examination (PX) for Derek Sappa this week, District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea found probable cause to bind the case over to High Court, where Sappa is expected to enter a ‘not guilty’ plea this morning...
4 young men with traditional tattoos carry the 2020 American Samoa quarter in a tapa decorated box
Four men who wear the traditional Samoan pe’a, escorting the 2020 National Park of American Samoa quarter yesterday during the official launch of the coin at the Su’igaula ole Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei. [photo: Hannahs, Joel]
Building site for the proposed new TAOA building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has submitted legislation for Fono approval of $721,000 to fund the construction of a new Senior Citizen Center in Tafuna — next to the Territorial Correction Facility — on ASG land that has been cleared for the project. Funding source is fiscal...
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  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 38-year-old man from Samoa accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Michael Manuele, who told the court that he came to the territory to work as a carpenter, was initially charged with one count each of...
US Interior Secretary David Bernhardt presented on Tuesday to Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga in Washington D.C, American Samoa’s federal Capital Improvement Project (CIP) award funds.
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “The economic future of American Samoa relies on effective partnership with the federal government to revisit policies that adversely impact our efforts,” said Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga in his remarks Tuesday during the federal Interagency Group on Insular...
The new wall at TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court has ordered the sponsor of a man from Samoa who was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend to come forward and fulfill his responsibility under ASG Immigration laws. And that is, paying the defendant’s return airfare to Samoa and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old woman charged in 3 separate criminal cases, including one where she is accused of unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, entered into a plea agreement yesterday morning. Fiona Tagiese who has been in custody since her arrest last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Eight passengers on a Hawaiian Air flight to American Samoa are now in quarantine in the territory as part of safety measures against the coronavirus outbreak. Seven are Taiwanese who traveled directly from Taiwan, and the eighth passenger is an American who spent 30...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman convicted of unlawful possession of methamphetamine has been ordered to serve 20 months at the TCF and pay a $1,000 fine as conditions of her 5-year probation. Kalameli Faimasasa, who has been released on a $5,000 surety bond, appeared in court last week for...

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