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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG’s ARPA Oversight Office executive director, Keith Gebauer informed senators last week that it was the governor and lieutenant governor who approved the projects and budget plan for the use of the $479.13 million allocated to American Samoa under the federal American...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Petesa accused of attempting to assault his uncle’s wife while she was holding her one-year-old was arrested last month   Alema Vaili made his initial appearance in court last month where the court granted a motion from the defense...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —The 259 passengers who arrived on the Sept. 13th flight from Honolulu and are currently in quarantine, are set to be released this weekend, but after release from quarantine they will be required to remain at home for two days and abide with specific protocols, according...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — A hearing called by the House Health Committee last week to address the issue of the shortage of nurses at the LB J Hospital revealed a move by the hospital to hire 20 registered nurses from the Philippines. LBJ is awaiting approval from the Governor and Lt. Governor...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man and his partner were arrested by police last month after drugs were discovered inside the vehicle and in their possession. Furthermore, the man is on probation for a drug conviction from last year. The man, Mark Falefatu and his partner Theresa Manuele made their...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Before and after the plaintiff’s lawsuit was filed in 2021, there was no American Samoa statute, no American Samoa administrative rule or regulation or any policy that had the effect of law, which prohibited services dogs from being imported to American Samoa,” argued...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While American Samoa has already been allocated $10 million for broadband infrastructure under the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, additional funds are expected later under a separate federal grant for infrastructure that includes broadband, and both...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 38-year-old man was arrested last month on the allegation that he stabbed a man with a kitchen knife after he punched him in the face. Then when he was being taken into custody, illegal drugs were found in his possession. And to top off his day, while he was being...
Speaker of the House, Savali Talavou Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Second Regular Session of the 37th Legislature ended last Friday. However, a joint closing planned for last Friday did not take place, and each chamber had its own closing then a luncheon followed in the Senate Guest House. Speaker of the House, Savali Talavou Ale...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The second COVID-19 test for all passengers who arrived on the Sept. 13th flight from Honolulu has come back negative and, meanwhile, they all remain in quarantine, according to Health Department officials during a news conference yesterday providing the latest update on...

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