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Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During last week’s cabinet meeting, Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale strongly urged Executive Branch directors to get their employees vaccinated for COVID-19, as mandated by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, who has given a deadline of Dec. 15th for the Executive Branch workforce...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In concert with Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata who contacted the U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo recently about issues with the 2020 Census count and how it affects American Samoa, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga has directed the Dept. of Commerce to plan how best to...
The late Sen. Bob Dole and Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata yesterday renembered the historic life of long-serving Senator Robert Dole, who passed away in his sleep Sunday at age 98: “Senator Bob Dole led a life of great service to the United States that extended over many decades. He served heroically in...
A mass vax medical team at the Matu’u CCCAS Hall
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over 1,100 shots were administered for COVID-19 at sixteen sites during the second-day of the government mass vaccination drive last Thursday for the Central District, as ASG prepares for the Western District this week, according to preliminary Health Department...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested last month on the allegation that he assaulted his wife and threatened to kill her with a machete was allegedly found with drugs in his pocket when he was apprehended. Moreover, the defendant has a two year old warrant for his arrest for a drug...
Hawaiian Airlines plane on the HNL reef runway
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Hawaiian Airlines has already approved and entered into their computer system five flights that were proposed by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga between Honolulu and Pago Pago for the first quarter of 2022 — from January to March next year. Lemanu proposed the flight schedule...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three men convicted of violating local drug laws after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit (VNU) executed two search warrants in July 2018 in Petesa was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Tokei Misi Siua, who has been...
Cong. Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed this paast Friday’s announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of millions in investment in American Samoa from this year’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, recently passed by Congress and signed by President Biden on...
ASG Treasurer Malemo L. Tausaga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The second payment for the Advance Child Tax Credit or the Advance CTC, funded through the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to local qualified taxpayers, will be released this week. ASG Treasurer Malemo L. Tausaga made the official announcement in a brief...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 47-year-old man was charged last month in District Court after he allegedly stabbed a man at a friend’s house. The victim sustained wounds on his right arm and left shoulder and was admitted to the surgical ward. During his initial appearance in court, Joseph Mika...

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