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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three inmates convicted of assaulting another inmate inside the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in October of 2018 was sentenced by the High Court yesterday morning to serve 5 additional years. In delivering his decision, Chief Justice Michael Kruse...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 70-year-old man who went to a local store with his wife earlier this week got the scare of his life when a belt he tried on, got stuck and slowly cut off his circulation. “It could have been much worse,” the frantic man told Samoa News last week. Not wanting to be...
DOH director Motusa Tuileama Nua with Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $235,000 federal health grant to fund the hearing program for newborn babies. This grant is designated for the American Samoa Department of Health’s Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention efforts. The funding was a discretionary...
William Sword (right) – flotilla commander; Michael McDonald – vice commander
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Tuesday the 25th of February the local Auxiliary flotilla installed new officers. The ceremony was held at the Gataivai terminal conference room. The officers for 2020 are: William Sword – flotilla commander; Michael McDonald – vice commander; Terry Shimasaki –...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man was charged last week in District Court after he allegedly stabbed another man at a friend’s house. The victim sustained wounds on his left arm and was admitted to the surgical ward because the knife blade penetrated the joint area of his arm. During...
Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s food and security commission is gathering additional information and seeking “data” from its public and private partners to complete its report on the security of food and water for American Samoa for submission to the Governor’s Office for review. The...
The Samoa government owned MV Fotu-O-Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Samoa government owned MV Fotu-O-Samoa was at the inter island dock yesterday morning upon arrival from Apia, with cargo only and no passengers.   The vessel was scheduled to sail to Manu’a either late Thursday afternoon or night with urgent supplies and other cargo...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An ASG task force has been appointed by the governor to provide a plan for preparation and response by American Samoa to the deadly global coronavirus, which has prompted Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to cancel the upcoming Polynesian Leaders Group meeting and scale back...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued another 30-day extension to his original State of Emergency Declaration saying that the “measles remains a threat to public health as well as the global outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.” In the extended declaration order,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 32-year-old father of 3 young children that was convicted of importing a controlled substance, to wit; marijuana into the territory in April of 2018 was ordered to serve an imprisonment term of 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and pay a fine...

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