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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested for disturbing the public peace and later found to be in possession of drugs has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Faafiti Sale appeared in court this week for a pretrial conference. He was initially charged with unlawful...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Exception for entry permits issued under the Guest Worker Permit law for workers for employment at the cannery is allowed under Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga’s new COVID-19 Declaration dated June 16 and effective Thursday, June 17th for 30-days. The new...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female for a period of 4 months is now in custody after he was arrested by police last month pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. The government claims that it was on the early morning of May 14,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old taxi driver from Tafuna who is accused of assaulting a fellow taxi driver was arrested by police two weeks ago. Fitu Valiano made his initial appearance in District Court last month where he entered a not guilty plea to the charges against him. He is...
Amata with Peter Anaya and others a Veterans Day wave
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata said her American Samoa congressional office has a fellowship opening for a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran.  The person chosen for the special fellowship will work directly with military and veteran constituents to handle veterans-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMO — Orientation begins at 8a.m. today, Friday, at Nuuuli Vocation Technical High School for the Education Department’s Samoan language instruction for elementary school students, the ASIA — or Aoga Samoa i Alalafaga - Program. The program is offered, again, this year for the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several stores have posted signs at the check-out counters asking customers for coins in exchange for dollar bills. Store clerks have told Samoa News that there’s been a shortage of coins available from the local banks. And some customers saving coins in their piggy-bank...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG recently received approval for multiple projects submitted under the OIA Technical Assistance Program and Maintenance Assistance Programs. Total for the package is $3,866,108. In a joint press release, Gov. Lemanu P.S. Mauga, Lt. Gov Talauega E.V. Ale, and Cong. Uifa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Hours after US President Joe Biden signed into law yesterday at the White House in the nation’s capitol, federal legislation making June 19th — or Juneteenth — a federal holiday, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga joined in declaring it a holiday for American Samoa...
Kanana Fou 2021 graduats during ceremony
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Twenty-six Stallions of Kanana Fou High School graduated on Thursday, June 10, 2021 during a commencement ceremony held at the Taeaoafua Gymnasium. KFHS is a private school run by the CCCAS and is located on the grounds of its Kanana Fou seminary. Its rich religious...

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