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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The JROTC program at Tafuna High School has already been relocated from the lower campus of the school to make way for construction of the new centralized local Education Department building, despite a public plea from the school’s Parents and Teacher Association (PTA)...
Chief Justice F. Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court has denied a motion by local resident Steven Jay Pincus Hueter for the Chief Justice and two Associate Judges to disqualify themselves from presiding over his lawsuit against the governor and the American Samoa Government in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a car in which police allegedly found a bag containing a white crystalline substance, marijuana joints, and drug paraphernalia has been arrested and charged. Feagai Tapeni made his initial appearance in District Court two weeks ago. He is charged with one...
Two families of men found dead at sea gather to remember them
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Families of the two men from the Amouli found dead at sea more than a week ago described them as hard working men who cared more about their families than anything else in this life. The two victims were identified as Alofa Christian Togia of Aoa and Junior Toleafoa of...
Victor Chen with math competition medals and certificates
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 2019 first place winner in the Islandwide Math Competition, Victor Chen is among the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program announced last month by the Illinois-based National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)....
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale (left) and Senate President Gaoteote Palaie Tofau (rught)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono has returned to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga the final fiscal year 2021 budget —  the same version passed by the Legislature last week, where $6.50 million in budget cuts were made to the Executive Branch. Unhappy with the “drastic cuts” by the Fono to a majority...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gubernatorial teams for the Nov. 3rd general election echoed each other’s concerns over the impact on service to the public and the hike in cost, if the ASG semi autonomous agencies —  American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority, LBJ Medical Center and the American Samoa...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men accused of stealing and burglary are now behind bars after being arrested by police last month pursuant to an arrest warrant from the Court. The two men, Mauga Fifita and Edward Eary Jr, a.k.a. ‘EJ’ made their initial appearances in District Court, presiding was...
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COURT REPORT w_header Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of violating local drug laws had asked the court to set his matter for trial. Alesana Lui, who had been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post $5,000 surety bond, appeared in court last month for his pretrial conference...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a grant of $170,963 for American Samoa Community College (ASCC) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). “Congratulations to ASCC for this federal funding, and...

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