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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Deficiency in Internal Controls” exist when it comes to tax assessment and collection, as well as “control deficiency” in excise tax documentation, were some of the findings and questionable costs, identified by independent auditors, during their audit of the government...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Additional repatriation fights have been confirmed to return the rest of local residents stranded in Samoa, to American Samoa. While there has been no official statement from ASG, both Samoa Airways and Talofa Airways confirmed the additional flights on both its websites...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old man from Tafeta is now in custody on the allegation that he dragged his girlfriend inside a vehicle and assaulted her in February of 2018. It is not clear at this time why it took so long for the government to arrest Winston Toleafoa, the defendant in this...
Amata and Mauga
Washington, D.C. — Thursday Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has reopened American Samoa’s congressional office at Fagatogo Square for weekday hours, and wants people to know constituent services are available. This decision to have the office open is based on the current local circumstances...
Workers from Silva Construction at the Fagaima Road
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Every time there is heavy rain, this area of the Fagaima road becomes flooded and a lot of debris clogs the drainage. And this has been the case for the past few days, but by 1p.m on a sunny Wednesday, water was drained out and debris cleared by Silva Construction,...
Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Rep. Larry Sanitoa will be returning his $10,000 check which is funded with federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act money allocated to ASG while a second peaceful protest against the governor giving the Fono money from the CARES Act will be...
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Washington, D.C. — On Thursday  Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided an update on federal oversight of the CARES Act and other economic relief funds. This information includes the process, federal requirements for these funds, and contact information to report any waste, fraud or abuse of such...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Parole Board (ASPB) has granted James Barlow’s request for an early release after serving 8 years of his 24-year sentenced at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). This was confirmed by Barlow’s new defense attorney in American Samoa, Thomas B....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Since 2012, ASG under the Lolo/Lemanu Administration has recorded a year-end surplus in the General Fund, seven of the eight fiscal years,” according to the Fiscal Year 2019 independent audit of ASG finances by Utah-based Larson & Company PC, a certified public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for stealing was arrested again by police on the allegation he violated local drug laws. Faleti Tagaloa was a passenger in a red pick-up truck that was pulled over by police three weekends ago in Iliili where two glass pipes containing white...

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