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ECE teachers walking toward a van to go to the residence of the ECE Director in Vaitogi
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A strike planned for last Friday morning by a group of about 50 teachers from the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Division of the Department of Education (DOE) who claim they had not received their checks for the four weeks they worked during the summer was cancelled....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After defendant Solomona Samatua was arrested and charged for his alleged role in the assault of a taxi driver, whose taxi was also stolen, cops are still looking for the other two suspects, who are allegedly involved in this incident. Samatua made his initial appearance...
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  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of driving a vehicle while his license is permanently suspended for previous DUI convictions was released from custody last week after the court decided that the 5 months he served while awaiting the outcome of his case is sufficient for his period of...
A group of residents - some with umbrellas - participating  in the “Wave for repatriation flights - Not open borders”
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bad weather last Friday morning, with heavy rain in the early morning hours, didn’t deter a group of residents who gathered along the main road in Utulei for their “Wave for Repatriation Flights — Not Open Borders” to bring home the estimated 600 American Samoa residents...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man from Iliili with a long criminal history entered into a plea bargain with the government last week during court proceedings in District Court. Alauni Lagomau, who is on probation, was initially charged with 4 misdemeanors including 2 counts of third degree...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for American Samoa until Monday with a Flash Flood Warning in effect until 10:45 am this morning (Saturday, Oct. 14). Remember to turn on your headlights when driving. If you see flooding on the road, turn around don't drown and stay safe...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Reopening of the territory’s borders and steps to be taken if and when COVID-19 enters American Samoa are two separate issues raised during the second gubernatorial forum hosted recently by the American Samoa Bar Association at the American Samoa Community College...
Amata with the hardworking LBJ Pharmacy staff. [
Pago Pago — Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted National Pharmacy Week, which recognizes the contributions of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. “Thank you to our pharmacists and pharmacy technicians for all you do!” said Aumua Amata. “The pandemic, along with all the changes it brought to our...
In the spirit of White Sunday, Bluesky partnered with the American Samoa Community College's Samoan Studies Institute.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In American Samoa, White Sunday is a day parents honor their children with special programs during church services which include scriptural recitations, biblical story reenactments, creative dance performances followed by a feast of their children’s favorite foods. In...
The Sentinel-class fast response cutter
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien has signaled that in an effort to bolster U.S. capacity and presence in the Indo-Pacific region, in Fiscal Year 2021, the US Coast Guard plans to evaluate the feasibility of basing Fast Response Cutters in American...

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