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StarKist workers entering the cannery
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa, the territory’s largest private employer, has started enforcing a full COVID-19 vaccination mandate for its more than 2,000 workers while the U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put on hold a temporary vaccination rule for...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG employees will be allowed to take paid leave — to either get their own COVID-19 shot or accompany their children to the vaccination site, during the government’s mass vaccination drive with the goal of reaching a 90% or more vaccination rate. In support of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The California and San Francisco Departments of Public Health have confirmed that a recent case of COVID-19 among an individual in California was caused by the Omicron variant . According to a press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After reviewing a workshop report on American Samoa bottomfish data evaluation, The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council supported a single-species management approach for the next stock assessment...
Veterans Stadium
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of assaulting a man in the Veterans Stadium parking lot was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine as a condition of his 12-month probation. Natu Moana, who had been released on bond, appeared in High Court last week for sentencing. Moana was initially charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While American Samoa remains one of the safest places in the world with no community spread of COVID — so far 10 positive imported COVID cases have been reported – five of which have previously been contained through isolation and are no longer infectious and the other...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After weeks of deliberation and a close look at the evidence presented by the government, the Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa has found former Chief Immigration Officer, Peseta Dennis Fuimaono, not guilty of all charges against him. The court stated...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of sexually abuse of a young victim almost two years ago was released from custody yesterday morning after the High Court decided that the 22 months he served at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) while awaiting the outcome of his case is a...
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Activity related to the tuna canning industry was a significant source of growth in the American Samoa economy,” according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) when releasing yesterday statistics on the territory’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2020. BEA, a...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 40-year-old carpenter who was convicted of assaulting his wife by punching her in the face multiple times while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that she was the one who started the fight, which landed him a 3-night stay at the Territorial Correctional...

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