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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — All public schools are closed today, Friday, Jan. 14, according to a Jan. 13 memo signed by local Education Department director Talauega Dr. Samasoni Asaeli — and the memo is posted to the department’s Facebook page as well as the main ASG page. The closure of public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with an outstanding warrant for stealing is now charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after police discovered them in his possession. Makesi Poloma made his initial appearance in court last month. The government has filed two separate cases against...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Office of Public Information (OPI), which operates state-run KVZK-TV, had contracted — during the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 — the services of New Zealand-based Melanesia Media Group (MMG), to upgrade KVZK's broadcast system from analogue to digital format....
Representative Fetu Fetui Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Manu’a District #1 Representative Fetu Fetui Jr who is also Vice Speaker of the House strongly believes that the American Samoa Government (ASG) has failed to keep the many promises for the services ASG should be providing for the people of Manu’a. As one example Rep....
Fetu Fetui Jr.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Fetu Fetui Jr echoed calls in the Senate president’s speech during the Fono Joint Session this past Monday regarding the burgeoning drug problem in the territory and immediately demanded a report from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) on...
Paul Soliai
Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA — Recent federal court filings identify by name the former U.S professional athlete, who is of Samoan ancestry and whose non-profit organization was allegedly defrauded by a Samoan couple residing in Utah to the tune of more than $1 million. A 14-page federal indictment...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Six passengers who arrived on the Jan. 6 flight from Honolulu tested positive of COVID-19, according to ASG officials who noted that Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga was briefed yesterday morning by the Health Department’s medical team on the latest imported (border) cases. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old male who has a pending criminal case in District Court was arrested by police last month on the allegation that he assaulted a drunken man who was sleeping in front of a store in the Iliili area and also challenged several people to a fight including a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s $100 cash incentive, which is awarded to any eligible resident (except ASG employees) getting a first or second dose of the vaccine will end this coming Friday and the health centers have been busy this week accommodating the foot traffic there. In...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During a presentation at the first Cabinet meeting of the new year last Friday, Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua gave a brief update on passengers who arrived from Hawaii on last Thursday's flight. As a result of the first test in Hawaii, 25 positive cases and close...

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