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Apia, SAMOA — A 26-year-old man who performed sexual acts on an 11-year-old boy was sentenced to four years in jail. Sentencing was handed down by Supreme Court Justice, Mata Tuatagaloa earlier this month. The defendant, Val Apiuta was charged with two counts of indecent acts and one count of...
The Department of Public Safety is tight lipped about a shooting incident that allegedly occurred in Vaitogi over the weekend, where more than 30 police officers were called in to work from Sunday night all the way until Monday afternoon. According to police officers, who did not wish to be named...
American Samoa Government’s average payroll expenditure every two weeks is about $4 million, according to the ASG Treasury Department Accomplishment Report for 2013-2016, which also shows a large percentage of local revenue going to pay for personnel costs. The report, which was submitted late last...
Third grader Jadyn Craig stands in front of her science project entitled "Spicy Hot Remover" last Friday during her school's science fair competition at the Home of the Flames last Friday. The judging panel included Donna Gurr of the Dept. of Education, Veronica Vaouli of ASPA and Isabelle Gaoteote...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed Mafi Sione Lousiale Lotolua Kava as his Tongan Liaison Officer, between ASG and the local Tongan community. It was in 2005 that the late King of Tonga, Taufa’ahau Tupou IV bestowed the High Chief title of “Mafi To ‘i Amerika Samoa”, to Sione Lousiale Lotolua...
American Samoa Visitors Bureau has confirmed one more cruise ship for this year, bringing the total of thirteen to the number of cruise ships scheduled to call into the Port of Pago Pago for 2017. When the official schedule for 2017 was released late last week, there were 12 confirmed ships, but...
One of the last of a dwindling breed of traditional navigators has died in Majuro, but not before passing many of his skills onto a younger generation of Marshall Islands navigators and to international researchers. Captain Korent Joel, 68, was a skilled navigator who blended both traditional and...
The Lolo Administration is once again exploring the possibility of seeking financial assistance from the US government to subsidize future minimum wage increases — the next one is due in 2018 — because the American Samoa Government simply does not have resources to cover such wage hikes. The...
Because of the increase in crude oil prices and transportation costs, the new maximum allowable price (MAP) or wholesale price of all petroleum products sold in American Samoa will see a major increase in fuel cost for the MAP, which goes into effect this week, according to the ASG Office of...
Through various loan programs offered by the Development Bank of American Samoa for local businesses, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said more than $9 million has been injected back into the local economy over the last four years. The governor made the comments in his Comprehensive Report of the State...

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