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Miss American Samoa Kauhani Mea’alofa Teisa Fuimaono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The detrimental effects of climate change and the impact it has on American Samoa and other Pacific islands, is why facing this as a united Pacific family is important, Miss American Samoa Kauhani Mea’alofa Teisa Fuimaono said during the pre-pageant interview yesterday...
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Apia, SAMOA — A grant funding arrangement has been signed between the New Zealand and Samoa governments to support the tourism industry in its post-pandemic recovery efforts. Known as the Samoa Tourism Recovery and Resilience Program (STRRP), it also aims to build a sustainable, inclusive and...
Senate President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Businessman Papali’i Lauli’i Alofa has been subpoenaed to testify before the Senate Select Investigative Committee this Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. This is over the alleged land grab at Nu’u Fou that came to light last year.  A senator confirmed to Samoa News that the SSIC has...
Territorial Administration on Aging Director Evelyn Lili’o Satele shaking hands with lawmakers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Issues regarding the quality, portion and timing of the food distribution to the elder population raised in the Fono has led to a hearing before the House of Representatives. Territorial Administration on Aging Director Evelyn Lili’o Satele and her subordinates appeared...
Sen. Satele Lili’o Aliita’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Is the Legislative Branch, its employees and lawmakers included in the direct-deposit mandate issued by acting governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale? That question was publicly raised during Monday’s Senate session — and that is something lawmakers have also asked each other....
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua shaking hands with a senator
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate Hospital/ Public Health Committee has requested a copy of the nurses pay scale for both LBJ Medical Center and Health Department for review, as the hospital continues to face a nursing shortage — a long standing problem for the only medical center in the...
David Vargas
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Faced with a shortage of attorneys, the Public Defender’s Office out-sourced cases to private attorneys in 2022, which has been described by the Administration as a “challenging year” for the office, which provides legal representation to indigent criminal defendants in...
Samoa Consul General Fata Brian Kaio
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa’s Consul General to American Samoa, Fata Brian Kaio has rubbished news reports out of American Samoa pertaining to the eggs exported by Sunshine Farm last week. Fata issued a statement titled “News report of contaminated eggs exported to American Samoa.” “I...
Dr. Malouamaua Tuiolosega
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chairman of the LBJ hospital, Dr. Malouamaua Tuiolosega says the hospital Chief Executive Officer, Moefaauo Bill Emmsley lacks maturity (mu’amu’a) in how he implements his duties as a leader. Senator Togiola T.A. Tulafono has queried the hospital board as to why the...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fagaese Tamale is being held on bail of $10,000 in connection to an incident that occurred last week in Nu’uuli where the defendant is alleged to have struck his uncle with a metal jack. The defendant is charged with second-degree and third-degree assault. Tamale made...

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