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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Vaccine Distribution Task Force met Monday “to begin formulation of the mandated Distribution Plan” for Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s “consideration and approval,” according to task force member, Iulogologo Joseph Pereira, who is also chairman of the government’s...
Evelyn Maysonet, 53, looks on as food is provided
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa joins the rest of the United States and Americans around the world in celebration of Thanksgiving Day — a federal and public holiday. However, many in the nation are dealing with restrictions when it comes to gatherings, as infection from the COVID-19 pandemic is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The local Education Department (ASDOE) has yet to receive the “bulk order” of equipment including laptops and iPads that were to assist students with virtual learning, to comply with COVID-19 learning protocols, when the new school year 2020/2021 began on Aug. 31st....
[front row l-r]  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, Sister Peggy Ann Haleck and her husband Elder Vince Haleck, along with  Elder Dr. John Edwards — a US Certified Orthopedic Surgeon — and his wife, Sister Rebecca Edwards, a Licensed Social Worker
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center — in a spirit of Thanksgiving — celebrated the 100th successful total knee replacement surgery at the hospital. The event marks the number of patients who received this medical procedure, officially started in October 2019 at the hospital led by Elder...
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Seattle, WASHINGTON — The federal court in Seattle, Washington, has given an American Samoa woman sentenced last week to serve 27 months in prison, order to self surrender at a federal jail designated by the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Forty-year old Iliganoa Theresa Lauofo’s lengthy jail term...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for disturbing the public peace in the Nuuuli area is now charged with violating local drug laws after police found illegal drugs in his possession. Lago Fa’aaliga, 42, made his initial appearance in District Court last week. The government filed two...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — If you're thinking about throwing some turkey tails in the umu this Thanksgiving, you might want to think again. The price of turkey tails “increased for the third consecutive” month by 3.3% since August, according to the October Basic Food Index (BFI) report released by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were arrested last week on the allegation that they damaged a store in the Tafuna area and assaulted employees. When police searched one of the two men, illegal drugs were found inside his pocket. Brian Vailoa, 24, and Utagaloloto Fata, 25, made their initial...
The wife of  Governor-elect Lemanu Peleti Mauga is still one of around 600 people stranded off island because of the closure of the borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At this stage there is no certainty that Ella Perefoti Mauga will be by Lemanu's side when he takes the oath of office on 3...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, along with other ASG officials turning a shovel full of dirt.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fagaitua High School and Samoana High held separate groundbreaking ceremonies last Friday for new two-story buildings, with two other groundbreakings scheduled for this Friday for two elementary schools — Pavaiai and Alataua Lua. This according to the ASG schedule of...

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