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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has charged a 26-year-old man with unlawful possession of illegal drugs and for trying to break into a house in Pago Pago in July of this year. Pena Tagaleoo made his initial appearance in court last month after he was arrested pursuant to an arrest...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through a Nov. 24th memorandum, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga expanded the members of the government Compliance Review Committee, with the appointment of three new members: American Rescue Plan Act Oversight Office director Keith Gebauer; Office of Property Management...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Is Samoa News aware, or does it have any information about whether ASG is getting any money from the fine imposed by the federal government on the vessel and fishing owners who violate federal pollution laws in territorial waters? Samoa News reported on this matter late...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In concert with Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata who has contacted the U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo about issues with the 2020 Census count and how it affects American Samoa, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga directed the Dept. of Commerce to plan how best to approach the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old farmer from Samoa convicted of striking the back and shoulder of an intruder with a metal pipe after the intruder visited the defendant’s wife at their home was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week after the court sentenced...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Long time local educator, Emma Solaita-Malele, is the new Territorial Librarian, after being appointed by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, who made the official announcement in a Nov. 24th memorandum to cabinet members. In his memo, the governor said Solaita-Malele has a master...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The coronavirus Omicron variant has been diagnosed in a patient in Hawaii, State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble said. The Hawaii Department of Health’s (DOH) State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirmed the Omicron diagnosis in an unvaccinated an Oahu resident who had previously...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — A prompt bipartisan vote in the U.S. Senate, only hours after the House vote Thursday, fully funds the U.S. government through February 18, 2022, sending the bill to President Biden to be signed into law in time to prevent a shutdown. Without action, a shutdown would have started...
Children line up to get COVID vaccine
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over 1,800 shots were administered for COVID-19 at ten sites during day-one of the government mass vaccination drive on Wednesday for the Central District, which had it’s second day of vaccination yesterday, according to preliminary Health Department data. Teams...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man has been arrested after allegedly grooming and repeatedly raping his own biological daughter over a 3-year period, according to the court affidavit. The alleged crime occurred when the mother was not at home. The victim was 13 years old when the alleged sexual...

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