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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMAERICAN SAMOA — With allegations of bingo games and large family gatherings still occurring in the community, despite the governor’s COVID-19 emergency declaration, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has implored Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga T. Asuega, “to please lean on pulenu’u and fa’...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who unlawfully entered a house at night and attempted to rape a 16-year-old girl last year was sentenced to 28 months in prison, as a condition of his 7-year probation sentence. Ioapo Alema, 33, was initially charged with burglary in the second-degree and sexual...
ASG Treasurer Ueligitone P. Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the governor’s State of Emergency Declaration on the coronavirus in place, the ASG Treasury Department and Tax Office is extending the deadline for filing 2019 taxes for both individuals and companies. April 15 is the usual date for filing your taxes, but because of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has ordered Fina Filiva’a to immediately depart the territory and remain outside of its border for the duration of his probation term, which is five years, after the court found that Filiva’a failed to comply with conditions of his 2016 probation. Filiva’a, who...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming the first federal funding from the new CARES Act, over $800,000 in COVID-19 assistance grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As soon as the CARES Act was signed into law on Friday, HUD began moving $...
Tutuila viewed from the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Coral reefs in American Samoa are in good condition according to NOAA’s National Coral Reef Monitoring Program. The U.S. Geological Survey determined that coral reefs in American Samoa protect over 1050 people and more than $46.5 million in infrastructure from flooding...
Ngaire Ho Ching, chief executive officer of Neil’s ACE Home Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce learned some disturbing information after reaching out to local businesses for input on the business association’s COVID-19 economic response plan forwarded to ASG recently.  Some of the larger local businesses pointed out that...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In the Health Department coronavirus briefing late Sunday afternoon and aired later that evening on KVZK-TV, Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua explained that American Samoa, Samoa and Tonga in the Pacific have no confirm cases of the deadly virus but American Samoa has...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 33-year-old man was arrested by police last week for allegedly assaulting his wife, after his 7-year-old daughter called 911 for help and told police that her mother was lying on the bed shaking and crying after her father beat her mother up. Several police officers...
Chamber chairperson, Ella Gurr, who is also a local business owner
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce is calling on ASG to “exercise immediate policies or moratorium” to help local businesses impacted with financial burdens as a result of the governor’s emergency declaration to combat the coronavirus — and not just the federal...

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