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People posing after islandwide clean up
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a Mar. 22nd memo, the Governor’s chief of staff Tuimavave Tauapa’i Laupola reminded cabinet members of the Island Wide Clean-up today, Friday, Mar. 26th. And all departments, agencies, offices and authorities are expected to participate in this monthly cleanup, which...
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Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata commemorated National Medal of Honor Day and released the following statement: "The National Medal of Honor is reserved for heroic service to the country. Each one is a remarkable story. Each one also started out just like all of our...
Fagaitua Police Substation
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police Commissioner Lefiti Aitulagi F. Pese is taking calls from Eastern District leaders to upgrade the services for their constituents very seriously and he’s responding to the needs of the people. In an interview with Samoa News last week, Lefiti confirmed that the...
Bishop Peter H Brown
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a press release issued yesterday, the American Samoa Medicaid State Agency (Medicaid) announced it had received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its request to add Personal Care Aide Services and Long Term Care Support Services...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In the interest of protecting the victims, Samoa News is withholding the names of the defendants in each case. The court affidavits provide the names of the defendants, but not the victims. FIRST CASE A stepfather accused of sexually abusing his 18-year-old stepdaughter...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US longline fleet based in American Samoa, owned by American Samoans, has begun the process of exploring a diversification of their fishing operations, according to the “American Samoa Motu Repoti” — or island report — which covers a summary of local fishery updates...
Flags at half staff in front of election office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a memorandum issued Mar. 23rd, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga ordered the United States flag be flown at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, Mar. 27th “as a mark of respect for the victims of the tragedy in Boulder, Colorado.” “As we reflect upon this...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man from Futiga convicted of stealing a vehicle from his uncle and selling it to a friend in Iliili was sentenced by the High Court two weeks ago to time served. According to court records, Maele Ulai served 15 and 1/2 months at the Territorial Correctional...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed testimony in a full hearing of the Natural Resources Committee by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga regarding American Samoa’s economic needs and priorities, including the long term outlook for LBJ Tropical Medical Center...
Sen. Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono, chairman of the Senate Retirement Committee
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senators will not attend the bi-annual meeting of the ASG Employees Retirement Fund (ASGERF) in Honolulu as initially planned, due to among others, the COVID-19 pandemic and since senators are at the age most susceptible to the virus, said Sen. Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono,...

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