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Crews work on siren system
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Crews from ASPA and local Homeland Security Department/ TEMCO last Friday checking out the outdoor siren warning system sites. In an advisory last week Wednesday, ASDHS and ASPA announced multiple siren tests at different sites on Tutuila from Thursday, Jan. 20 to Sunday...
Keith Gebauer
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Oversight Office for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) last week released the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compliance requirements and administering proposal for all public buildings — with a funding allocation of $12 million from the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man from Vaitogi convicted of stealing a vehicle and selling it for $500 was sentenced by the High Court last week to time served. According to court records, Jeremiah Iosefo served 13 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) while awaiting the...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor’s Office yesterday released “American Samoa’s Response to the COVID Pandemic: COVID-19 Task Force Operations Report 2021”, which provides “a comprehensive narrative on all the activities undertaken by the government to manage the impact of COVID over our...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man accused of assaulting a man in Leone using a metal pipe to strike his victim’s head was arrested last month and made his initial appearance in District Court. During his arrest, cops discovered drugs inside his vehicle. Samuelu Tasimilo is charged in...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga has sent a message of condolence to Tonga’s Royal Family, in the aftermath of a tsunami that claimed the lives of three people and caused mass devastation in the Island Kingdom, while ASG plans to launch relief efforts this week to aid Tonga. And...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged for assaulting his girlfriend is now in custody after he was arrested by police last week. Seko Fiame made his initial appearance in District Court where he faced charges of 1st degree assault, a class B felony, punishable by term of imprisonment of not...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two new measures were introduced in the Senate late last week that seeks to amend the Revised Constitution of American Samoa and therefore will require a public vote. Both issues are not new and have been introduced in previous years, including one proposal, which went...
Speaker Savali and Vice Speaker Fetu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaker of the House and the Vice Speaker engaged in a heated exchange of words over the issue of the dual role of a Senator during the House session last Thursday. They exchanged words while representatives (faipule) were listening in open session. It started when Vice...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Charges against one of the co-defendants in the Amouli and Alofau drug cases were dismissed last week after the District Court was unable to find probable cause to bind the case over to High Court for further hearing. The defendant, Telesia Aloniu Toniga, who has been in...

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