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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoan authorities have made the belated decision to deliver medication to an injured fisherman on board the Taiwanese vessel Man Fu Tsai. The vessel, which is registered in Samoa, was barred from returning there because the country is on lockdown as part of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year-old man accused of punching a 12-year-old boy and then striking the boy with a metal pipe has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Kaleti Afamasaga who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $10,000 surety bond appeared in High...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a white car wherein police allegedly found a black bag containing a white crystalline substance, marijuana joints, and drug paraphernalia has been arrested and charged. Faamanu Sefo, a.k.a “Fat”, 35, of Taputimu, made his initial appearance before District...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the spread of the coronavirus pandemic continues globally, health officials in American Samoa have recommended keeping the borders closed with Samoa, even if the latter ends its State of Emergency or wishes to resume inter-island travel. Samoa government's closed...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata and her Washington, D.C. office are assuring American Samoa businesses and individuals that ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank is a qualified lender for loans under the CARES Act. When asked, Amata told Samoa News, “Yes ANZ is a qualified bank to process...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The next round of tax refunds - for those who filed and qualify for it - are expected to be in the mail, Monday, Apr. 6th, according to ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a. ASG Treasury had announced last month that ASG Treasury, in support of the governor’s COVID-19...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — All religious services are to be suspended effective today, Apr. 3rd, under Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s Third Amended Emergency Declaration for the coronavirus pandemic issued Wednesday night, while ASG’s change in staffing level was effective Monday this week. Both...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men arrested after police officers executed two search warrants last month are now charged with violating local drug laws. One man was arrested when police executed the search warrant on a vehicle and a home in Malaeimi, while a second search warrant was executed on...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To “eliminate operational gaps which have caused confusion” in ASG’s efforts to combat the coronavirus, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued a new directive, outlining additional enforcement protocol and reports that must be submitted by enforcement agencies. In his Mar...
Just say no to marijuana
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa who entered into a plea agreement in a drug case has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his 5-year probation sentence. Daniel Ulugia also known as Dan Ulugia appeared in High Court last week for...

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