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MICHAEL AGASIVA Following a hearing last Friday, in which three  Public Safety Department officials testified after being subpoenaed, District Court Judge Fiti A. Sunia ordered the release from the Territorial Correctional Facility a man, who had refused to twice appear in court. The man in...
Through an executive order, which became effective on Jan. 4, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga established the Office of Manu’a Operations, or OMO, its director is appointed by the governor. Additionally, the ASG agency is under the auspices of the Governor’s Office. However, it was unclear last Friday,...
Former Deputy Police Commissioner Filifa’atali Michael Fuiava has been designated Acting Director of the Agriculture Department, according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s latest cabinet appointments, which includes re-appointment of previous directors from the last four years for three other ASG...
The American Samoa Visitors Bureau has released details of official holiday travel packages for American Samoa through Hawaiian Airlines, which is working in conjunction with its trade partner — All About Tours — an Oregon-based wholesale tour operator. Visitors Bureau Executive Director David...
A total of twelve cruise ships — including three on their maiden voyages to American Samoa — have been confirmed to call into the Port of Pago Pago in 2017, according to American Samoa Visitors Bureau Executive Director David Vaeafe. “While the number of ships this year is less than the 15 cruise...
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement regarding the House passage of two veterans’ bills on Tuesday. “I am encouraged that the first bills my colleagues in the House chose to address this Congress are these two Veterans’ bills, which will help improve the care...
The American Samoa Legal Aid (ASLA) office is the recipient of a $200,000 plus grant.  The office received notice from Legal Service Corporation (LSC) president, James Sandman. The Basic Field Grant of  $216,539 will be awarded annually for two years 2017-2018 and this is the first time LSC has...
Engineers from Boston-based Crandall have completed a survey of the ASG shipyard and the Shipyard Service Authority is now awaiting an official report on the status of the shipyard, says the authority’s chief executive officer, Moefa’auo Bill Emmesly. Moefa’auo first revealed the survey during a...
The latest data from the Department of Health says the number of suspected Zika cases has increased slightly with one new confirmed case as American Samoa closes out the year 2016. According to DOH, as of Dec. 15, there were 1,026 Zika suspected case with 61 Zika case confirmed through laboratory...
DISTRICT COURT ISSUES SUBPOENAS TO DPS OFFICIALS Due to inmate Michael Agasiva’s alleged refusing to appear in court twice, District Court Judge Fiti Sunia yesterday issued subpoenas for the Acting Police Commissioner, Territorial Correctional Facility warden and a TCF officer to appear for a...

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