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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In May, the Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) received a call from A’uma regarding a female individual who allegedly assaulted her younger sister and was disturbing the peace in the family home. The defendant was later apprehended and charged with: Count 1: Private Peace...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata cosponsored a bipartisan Resolution on Wednesday, the 70th anniversary of the program that supports renewal of the Food for Peace program in the upcoming Farm Bill. “Food for Peace was signed into law by President Eisenhower, who first appointed...
Sandra King Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The reasons behind the closure of the Hope Dialysis Center (HDC), LBJ's role in the treatment process for HDC’s dialysis patients, and the suspension of Medicaid funding for the patients' off-island referral program were explained in detail in yesterday's hearing of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man is being charged with felony stealing, among other charges, in two separate cases. Hurry Magalasin in the first case, had an arrest warrant issued on May 9, 2024 and in the second case an arrest warrant was issued on May 22, 224. FIRST CASE In the first case, he is...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is welcoming a federal funding notice of $790,056 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control in American Samoa. “Thank you especially to Jacki Tulafono for her...
Governor Lemanu P.S Mauga inspecting LBJ Hospital projects
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lemanu P. S Mauga led a site visit to the LBJ Tropical Medical Center earlier this week to oversee the progress of their ongoing multimillion-dollar infrastructure projects aimed at upgrading facilities. These projects include the construction of a new Operating...
Senator Togiola Tulafono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Members of the Senate on Tuesday morning met for the official beginning of the 4th Regular Session of the 38th Legislature officially. They last met during the Special Session called in April this year by the governor. Only Senator Fonoti Tafa’ifa Aufata was absent and...
Lt. Governor La’apui Talauega Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two US Pacific territories are steps closer to having their membership upgraded at the main political decision-making body in the region — the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). The Forum confirmed to RNZ Pacific that its representatives have visited Guam and American Samoa in...
deep ocean for minerals
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Hawaii's new legislation banning seabed mining came into force Tuesday after it was signed into law by Governor Josh Green. It follows a letter sent by 12 members of the US Congress to President Joe Biden in June, urging for a moratorium on deep seabed mining ahead of...
The Hercules
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In August and September, The Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) will conduct two expeditions aboard E/V Nautilus to explore deep-sea habitats around American Samoa in collaboration with the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) and other partners. Both...

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