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Port workers and Customs officers inspect a mixed cargo container.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After a container vessel leaves port, it’s common on the main wharf to see workers and ASG customs agents — as seen in this photo from this past Thursday morning — removing cargo from a container, checking for content. Usually this occurs due to ‘loose’ cargo owned by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man allegedly found with two glass pipes containing methamphetamine inside his vehicle when police pulled him over for a traffic violation almost two years ago has just recently been arrested and charged. The question as to why the government waited so long to charge...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man convicted of another crime while still on probation was ordered to serve his period of detention that had been suspended at the beginning of this year, which was 38 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Daniel Fifita appeared in District Court...
 (L-R) Mrs. Tuu Vai (far left), her sister Mrs. Lise Tauiliili (middle) and American Samoa Power Authority engineer Andre Milford
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A local resident, who took this photo, shared it with Samoa New along with information about the two sisters, who local residents have seen in the past week on the road early in the morning picking up trash, as volunteers. For the past two years, Mrs. Lise Tauiliili who...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While COVID-19 risk in American Samoa is “high”, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), says the virus risk in independent Samoa is “unknown,” according to the Aug. 6th CDC global travel recommendation bulletin. As the COVID-19 situation around the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Weekend weather and beyond. Saturday through Sunday — Partly sunny. Scattered showers. Highs around 86, lows around 77. Southeast winds around 15 mph. Sunday night and Monday — Breezy, mostly cloudy withcattered showers. Lows in the upper 70s, highs in the mid 80s. East...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two continuing members and one new appointee are now cleared to serve as members of the Board of Directors of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa after being confirmed by the House of Representative this week. The three board members were confirmed by the Senate last...
Some of the crowd who attended the Chamber of Commerce first gubernatorial forum hosted
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Agriculture Industry development, including the legalization of an industrial hemp/ CBD industry in American Samoa was another issue raised during one segment of last week’s Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial form and it got a lot of attention from the audience — some...
Defendant, Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s case against the former executive director of the American Samoa Government Employees' Retirement Fund (ASGERF), Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua that was dismissed without prejudice by the High Court last year was re-filed this week. Luatua appeared in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The decision by Samoa Airways to increase its fares for Manu’a without any prior announcement disappointed representatives from Manu’a. All three Manu’a faipule spoke about the issue during a House Session this week and demanded a hearing with Port Administration...

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