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An American Samoan man accused of interfering with Hawaiian Airlines flight crew two months ago has pled guilty at the federal court in Honolulu and will be sentenced early next year, according to federal court records. Aumoeualogo Agaaoa Togia is accused of interfering with a flight crew, a...
MUASAU SENTENCED FOR TWO FELONIES — SEXUAL ABUSE, BURGLARY A man who broke into a home and stole family belongings as well as having sexual contact with a minor, who was sleeping in her bedroom, has been sentenced to more than 2 years in prison. Hilton Forlorn Muasau was initially charged with four...
Human Resources director Le’i Sonny Thompson has informed teachers, whom the Education Department had recruited from Samoa, that their contracts would not be renewed citing local regulations, which provide that any contract renewal is based on the need and at the prerogative of the territorial...
AS-EPA Director Ameko Pato, has been elected by his peers in the Region 9 States and Territories to be the next Region 9 representative on the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Board. The ASTSWMO is an organization comprising 50 States, 5 Territories...
Several lawmakers questioned some specific expenditures for the American Samoa Visitors Bureau’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 during the agency’s scrutiny by the Fono Joint Budget Committee hearing on Wednesday. Perhaps the harshest questions dealt with the high salary and benefits for...
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accepted American Samoa Government’s corrective action plan pertaining to the use of the multi-million dollar federally funded Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Training Center as well as the scrap metal storage site at the Pago Pago...
American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) is on track to soon have the Manu’a islands group using 100% renewable energy, which has been the push by the government for the last few years. In it’s fiscal year 2016 third-quarter performance report — covering the period of Apr. 1-June 30 — ASPA says the...
American Samoa’s workforce, described by Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie as the territory’s “biggest asset” gathered yesterday morning at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tafuna to mark the 4th annual ASG Workforce Day ceremony, with the theme “We Do Better Together”. Workforce Day was launched...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research hosted a two-day professional development workshop last week, for local educators of the kindergarten level all the way up to community college. The workshop centered on the NOAA Ship Okeanos...
While the American Samoa Power Authority is faced with delays in the completion of two of its major projects — the new Satala Power Plant and the Operation Center in Tafuna — ASPA also says in its fiscal year 2016 third quarter performance report that dropping fuel costs affected not only its...

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