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Unpaid radio advertisements totaling more than $5,000 by the Committee to Re-Elect Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga in the 2016 gubernatorial race have resulted in a lawsuit being filed in the Small Claims Court. The outstanding bill is for Samoan and English radio ads...
The case of a government employee who was accused of issuing travel documents —Certificates of Identity (C.I.)  — 9 years ago in order to receive monetary rewards finally came to a close last Friday at the High Court. Stoechkict F. Allen, 46, was initially charged with two counts of misuse of...
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata this week updated American Samoans at several town halls regarding the activities in Congress over the past few months, and took questions and discussed the issues that are most important to them. “It was such a pleasure to be home this week and see...
The American Samoa Area Health Education Center (ASAHEC), under the umbrella of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), aims to inspire the youth to seek careers in the health field, and the mission is to improve the health of the local community through education and health workforce...
Washington, D.C. –  On Friday Congresswoman Aumua Amata said that a provision contained in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which will temporarily increase federal coverage of CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) payments will go into effect beginning October 1...
STATS SHOW INCREASE IN BASIC FOOD INDEX   The Department of Commerce released on August 3rd, statistics for the Basic Food Index for July 2017, which registered at 104.5 points, a substantial increase of 2.2% from the 102.24 points recorded for the month before. For the monthly survey, six major...
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is crafting new definitions that could allow more fishing in restricted waters around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa. The Honolulu-based council, known as Wespac, and its scientific advisory committee must decide what “...
The ASG Office of Budget and Planning has set Aug. 18th as the cut off date for purchases for all government agencies for the current fiscal year (FY 2017), as the Lolo Administration works on ensuring there is no overrun. This year’s cut off date is about two weeks earlier than last year’s...
MAN WHO DIED IN ALEGA IDENTIFIED The military serviceman who died following a drowning accident in Alega last Sunday has been identified as SFC Albert Chung. Samoa News has confirmed that the 32-year-old is of Korean ancestry and this wasn’t his first visit to the territory. Chung was one of a...
An over-stayer from Samoa, accused of having sexual contact with a five-year-old girl, has been sentenced to a 5-year stay in prison, off of a 15-year probation sentence, while the Chief Justice continues to draw attention to Immigration’s apparent inability to stop over staying by people entering...

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