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With the year 2017 coming to a close later this month, Gov. Lolo M. Moliga expressed appreciation on behalf of himself and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga, to cabinet members for their continued service as “public servants” to the people of American Samoa. The governor’s comments were made at...
At yesterday’s last cabinet meeting of the year, held at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, a name plate, along with an empty chair draped with a white ginger lei, and a Christmas decoration was seen honoring the late Department of Human and Social Service director, Taeaoafua Dr. Meki Solomona, who...
The suspect from DPS’s latest drug case at the Pago Pago International Airport this week, made his initial appearance in the District Court yesterday morning, before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea. Ryan Anderson of the Public Defenders office is representing him, while prosecuting the case...
In the continuing saga of the CCCAS vs. Rev. Amaama Tofaeono, the Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa in a decision issued on Nov. 30, 2017 has granted in part and denied in part the plaintiffs’ motion to relocate the defendants — Rev. Amaama Tofaeono and his wife, in lieu of a...
MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING HIS WIFE A 34-year-old man who has been wanted by the District Court since May of last year for not appearing at many of his court hearings was arrested by police this week after he allegedly assaulted his wife in the presence of his two young daughters. The defendant...
Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele says the US Congress has extended the EB-5 Investor Immigrant Program to the end of next week, while two other ASG officials hope for a further extension of the program, that would attract foreign investors to American Samoa. DOC announced in late...
As part of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Nursing Department’s commitment to serving the public, nine students in the Practical Nursing program traveled to the Manu’a islands of Ofu and Olosega in mid-November to conduct their yearly Community Outreach Project as a component of the...
LOLO SIGNS BILL AMENDING TBAS STATUTE Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has signed into law legislation that amends the Territorial Bank of American Samoa statute by deleting several provisions of the law pertaining to the bank’s “Holding Company — Territorial Bancorp Holding Company." The measure,...
A 27-year-old man who escaped from the District Court last week during his initial appearance has been slammed by District Court Judge Fiti Sunia with a $100,000 cash bond, after the government filed additional charges against him. Police arrested Timata Naea last week, after a long chase by police...
While many in American Samoa are spending the Holiday Season with their families and loved ones, LBJ Medical Center young patients and Territorial Correctional Facility inmates will only have limited time with their loved ones. It was with this in mind that Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, First Lady...

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